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February 4th, 2016

Opinion: Slashing health insurance cost pays for single-payer

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Jack Mayer



As a physician for over 40 years, I share the frustration of my colleagues with the waste and bureaucracy associated with the health insurance industry. They provide no value to my patients and create expense (more than 30 percent of health care dollars). Most physicians in the U.S. favor a single-payer system that eliminates health insurance interference with our care.

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Opinion: Cutting Porter RN's not the right way to save money

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Ellen Oxfeld



The news that a number of registered nurses will be laid off at Porter Hospital is disturbing. Porter Hospital obviously plays a very important role in our community and the wider area. RNs are on the front lines and give us advice about medications and treatment when we need it — they cannot be replaced by people with less training. How can we feel confident that we will receive safe patient care if and when we need it if staffing levels of these important providers are reduced at Porter Hospital?

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Opinion: ACSU unification offers students best chance to thrive

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By JP Rees



On Town Meeting Day, Addison Central Supervisory Union voters will be asked to make an important decision for our communities. I hope they will join me in supporting the establishment of a unified school district, which will give all of our schools and all of our students a greater chance to innovate, develop and thrive.

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February 3rd

Andy Kirkaldy: Forecast mixed for Boston pro sports teams

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



The untimely, but given the circumstances, to be honest, not unexpected end of the New England Patriots’ season a couple weeks back makes this a good time to look at the four major-sports Massachusetts pro teams.

So, yes, you New York fans can move along, or stick around and do some threat assessment of the competition — or offer some snark, if you prefer.

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Sports scoreboard and schedule for Feb. 4

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Boys’ Basketball

2/1 VUHS vs. Missisquoi..................... 65-61

Girls’ Basketball

2/2 Mt. Abe vs. Milton........................... 53-37

2/2 OV vs. Windsor.............................. 53-44

2/2 Mt. Mansfield vs. VUHS................. 44-33

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MIddlebury Police Log: Student helps lead police to stolen laptop

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury College student on Jan. 31 provided a valuable assist to state and local authorities who were able to find his property and other items allegedly stolen from campus.

Middlebury police received a report that a MacBook laptop computer had been stolen from a college student. The student was able to trace his stolen device to a North Ferrisburgh address, according to police.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police deal with family disputes, unruly customers

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Jan. 25 and 31 dealt with a variety of incidents, including a family dispute, a possible case of driving under the influence of drugs, a jewelry theft, and an unruly drugstore customer.

In those seven days, Vergennes police:

•  On Jan. 25 helped a car owner get into a locked vehicle on Monkton Road.

•  On Jan. 25 checked the welfare of a Main Street woman on behalf of a friend; she was found to be OK.

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Vermont State Police Log: Icy conditions result in several accidents

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTRY — Snowfall on Friday, Jan. 29, resulted in some traffic crashes that kept Vermont State Police busy.

Police said the weather changed from light snow to heavy, wet snow with local accumulations of two inches on Route 22A during that morning. At around 10:30 a.m., troopers were called to Route 22A at the Bridport-Shoreham line for several vehicles that had slid off the roadway. They investigated three crashes involving tractor-trailers.

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