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Nuovo on Lucretius: Our accidental world

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



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One of Lucretius’ main goals in his poem is to teach us that we exist in an accidental world. He believed that the recognition of this fact of was a prerequisite for happiness. The dance of atoms in infinite space is without beginning or end, and from this ceaseless activity there has evolved innumerable worlds or universes of every possible shape, size, and degree of durability — a “multiverse.”

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Lawsuit over Middlebury rail bridges is up in the air

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday said they are satisfied with the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s latest update and assessment of the upcoming downtown rail bridges construction project, but affected property owners want more information and remain poised to take legal action if it is not forthcoming.

Through their attorney, Peter Langrock, the coalition of downtown property owners in an April 11 letter made a total of 18 questions and information requests of the town and VTrans.

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College/town chorus to perform a Mother's Day concert

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus invites the community to its annual Mother’s Day concert. The 90-voice choir performs on Sunday afternoon, May 8, at a special time and location this year: 2 p.m. in Robison Hall (Concert Hall) at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on the Middlebury College campus. Admission is free. The choir is led by Jeff Rehbach and accompanied by Tim Guiles.

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MUHS scholars heading to a big bowl

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — With its strong finish at 2016 Vermont-NEA Scholars’ Bowl State Finals, the Scholars’ Bowl team from Middlebury Union High School proved itself worthy to play on a national stage. On April 30, the team will represent MUHS in Chicago in a national competition testing competitors’ knowledge of history, science, literature, fine arts, geography, the social sciences, current events and more areas of study: the National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT).

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Ecuador rallies after earthquake; relief donations sought locally

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Fran and Spence Putnam



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CUENCA, Ecuador — When we set off on an extended trip to Ecuador a few weeks ago we had no idea that we would have a brush with the most serious natural disaster to take place in this South American country in at least 40 years.

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Porter to host Derby Day fun

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — If your upcoming travel plans do not include a visit to the infield at Churchill Downs in Louisville for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, then plan to come to Cornwall on Saturday afternoon, May 7, for the annual “Kentucky Derby Day Benefit” sponsored by the Porter Medical Center Auxiliary. The event is open to the general public and all are encouraged to participate in this unique and enjoyable benefit hosted by Sue and Bruce Byers in Cornwall.

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College students make service mission to Cuba – with surfboards

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By David Fuchs



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“Are you bringing your board?”

It was January and I was in California, packing up my car to drive back to Middlebury College in Vermont when I read that text from my friend and fellow wild man Christian Johansen.

What? Was I bringing my surfboard to Vermont, a landlocked state, in the middle of winter? Was he out of his mind?

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Sabukewicz shares life's moments through poetry

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 15 years, Charles Sabukewicz taught Middlebury Union High School students to write and appreciate good literature.

Now 78 and retired from teaching, Sabukewicz is himself rediscovering the art of writing — specifically poetry — which he is using as a descriptive vehicle to convey the countless interesting memories and observations he has accumulated during an eventful life.

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Jay Parini to host talk on Robert Frost at Ilsley on May 4

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Robert Frost biographer Jay Parini will explore the growth and popularity of Frost in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on May 4 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Robert Frost in the World,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Parini will look at Frost’s development and how he became America’s favorite poet by writing accessible poems, creating a uniquely appealing persona and pioneering the public reading of poems.

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Bridge School honors pupils

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School announces the awards bestowed during its 36th annual Collar Day celebration.

Bridge School’s Collar Day derives from a 16th-century custom created by Queen Elizabeth I. She commanded her court to dress up and appear before her so that she could bestow upon them awards for unique accomplishments.

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