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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Clippings: Hey you kids, get off my news media landscape

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



Apparently Facebook wants to tell me what news to follow. Have you been following the controversy over Facebook and how it is secretly feeding us — well, only its users, but with Facebook’s 1.2 billion users that amounts to pretty much all of us — the news stories it wants us to see? According to the Internet, there are people at Facebook who are manipulating what goes into the “Trending” news feed on my Facebook page — and on yours, too — so that we see more “liberal” stories and fewer “conservative” ones.

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Eric Davis: Sanders can make a strong case

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Bernie Sanders claims that he would be a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton in a General Election campaign against Donald Trump. This claim is borne out by several reputable polls released by national news organizations in recent days.

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Legislative Report: Legislation and the end of the session

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Rep. David Sharpe D-Bristol



The 2016 session in the Education Committee was a productive one. We addressed two important issues by passing a Special Education Bill and an Education Property Tax Bill. Both bills received bipartisan support from the committee and the Legislature.

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Ways of Seeing: Dare to be obsessed

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Rebecca Kneale Gould



OK. I admit it. I’m obsessed with “Hamilton.” I’m obsessed withthe musical, the man and, now that classes are over — well, maybe a month before — the biography by Ron Chernow. Every time I get in my car now, I turn on VPR for the obligatory five minutes of feigned interest in the news and then switch to the CD player (yes, it’s an older car).

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Opinion: Porter services deserve praise

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



There has been a great deal of negativity surrounding the Porter Medical Center in the recent past. I want to describe a strong, positive experience with the hospital.

I received a hip replacement at Porter on March 28. From that day until now (I am still receiving outpatient physical therapy) both my husband and I have been extremely pleased and impressed by the professional care that I have received.

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Opinion: College layoffs a bad memory

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Thank you to Judy and Michael Olinick for bringing to the surface the great disastrous day at Middlebury College in May of 1991. They did a fine job of telling the story as it happened.

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Opinion: No justification for coyote killing

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Since becoming a Vermont resident in 2003, I periodically have been shocked by the behavior of some hunters. Specifically, I’m referring to hunters who participate in coyote contest hunts or just “run their dogs” on coyotes for the thrill of the kill.

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Opinion: Defense of ExxonMobil was misguided

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Wayne Michaud



To the extreme minority of folks that are climate change deniers like the letter writer (Addison Independent, May 12, 2016, “Sorrell joins the ‘global warmists’”), they would have to be conspiracy theorists or lacking in knowledge to not understand the clear consensus that climate change is happening and that human activities are contributing greatly to it.

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Opinion: Vermont possesses many positives to be celebrated

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Barry Curchill



Our pioneers ventured to an expansive new land of country fertility and vast horizons. An opportunity for a new life, where in England and Europe they were oppressed and religiously persecuted. The Homestead Act, the Boston Tea Party, Jamestown settlements — all our forerunners indicated they wanted to be fair, just and equitable in giving a new generation an opportunity of a lifetime.

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Opinion: Article on Matt Dunne lacked depth

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Eric Zuesse



Your May 12 “Dunne outlines formula for economic recovery” disappointed me because it gave no indication that the interviewer (presumably the article’s author, John Flowers, but perhaps the editorial board or others, as well) asked follow-up questions, such as are essential in getting beyond any candidate’s mere boilerplate responses.

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