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Jessie Raymond: Join the culture club — make yogurt

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Jessie Raymond



When I was growing up, we never had yogurt in the house. Back in the early ’70s, I only knew one girl who ever ate the stuff, and her parents drove a VW bus. So my mother played it safe and fed us Sugar Smacks, presumably to discourage any antiestablishment leanings.

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Opinion: Town should fix, not replace

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Barbara Shapiro



These are tough times. It’s appropriate to return to the frugality catchphrase of the Depression: Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

Our municipal offices and gym are not used up or worn out. They’ve been seriously neglected for many years, but they can be affordably repaired and upgraded to meet the town’s needs.

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Clippings by John Flowers: Giving thanks for the little things

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



Thanksgiving is upon us, so it only seems appropriate to give a hearty “thanks” for the things that keep my professional and personal life interesting. Having a happy, healthy and loving family of course tops the list. But as I jam turkey, stuffing, yams, Watergate salad and pumpkin pie in my face next Thursday, I will also remember some of the more routine things to be grateful for:

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Opinion: Shumlin's health care actions have been unpredictable

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Bryan Young



Gov. Shumlin’s Oct. 31 announcement that he would delay the participation requirement for Vermont Health Connect by three months was a step in the right direction for households, like mine, that are being forced to participate in the exchange in 2014. Båut it also demonstrated that he suffers from a significant lack of understanding of the very thing he is in the act of changing.

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Opinion: Editorial ignored some key facts

Posted on November 11, 2013 |
By Michael Olinick



Angelo Lynn’s invective of Oct. 24 (“Middlebury’s Tea Party? Rarely has this town seen an issue hijacked by a small minority”) ignores a number of important facts:

1.      Not everyone who signed the conflict-of-interest complaint opposes the town hall/gym land swap deal. They are concerned about the legitimacy of the process.

2.      Not all of the most vocal critics of the project signed the complaint.

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Jessie Raymon: Christmas creeping our way

Posted on November 7, 2013 |
By Jessie Raymond



I noticed something yesterday: Christmas is only seven weeks away.

I haven’t even put my garden hose away yet, so you might expect my reaction to be one of surprise and dismay.

Not this year.

Instead, I shocked myself by thinking, “Well, then, it’s about time I started planning for the holidays.”

This is new and different. And a little disturbing.

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Gregory Dennis: The union drive by Porter nurses

Posted on October 31, 2013 |
By Gregory Dennis



Running a healthcare system such as Porter Medical Center is no easy job these days.

In addition to managing a budget of $69.8 million amid the continuing pressure to keep costs down, there is the looming prospect of cuts in Medicare payments and the uncertainties of a fluctuating patient population.

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Clippings by Evan Johnson: The problem with 'values' politics

Posted on October 31, 2013 |
By Evan Johnson



As a writer and a journalist for a few different publications, I find myself putting in miles on my assignments all over Vermont. On these drives, I listen to the radio, tuning the full range of the dial. I don’t listen for content, so much as the ambient sound of a human voice; be it ESPN sports banter or NPR. I was somewhere near St. Johnsbury recently when I heard a broadcast of the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Op-ed: Shameful tactics used to thwart town office plan

Posted on October 28, 2013 |
By Marilyn Needham



When I first read about the plans for the new town office building and gymnasium, I thought, “How exciting!” I never thought there would be any opposition to such wonderful additions to the town and to the elimination of that outdated eyesore. That is why I have found the negativity to this project to be mind-boggling.

And now, to make matters worse, it has turned into a vicious attack against Selectman Victor Nuovo. To insinuate that he is somehow in collusion with the college is an insult.

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