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Community Forum: ID-4 voters to gather April 9

Posted on April 2, 2014 |
By Ruth Hardy - chair of the ID-4 School Board



I invite you to the ID-4 School District Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Mary Hogan School gymnasium. The meeting will be an opportunity for Middlebury residents to vote on the proposed 2014-2015 budget and playground project, and to learn about school initiatives.

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Gregory Dennis: Town office plan – cussed and discussed

Posted on March 4, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gregory Dennis



Former Middlebury town planner Fred Dunnington sent along photos taken in the tropics with the underwater camera he got as a retirement present this past summer. With the temperature on Monday night hovering at zero, selectboard Chairman Dean George said at Middlebury’s town meeting he was glad someone was enjoying warm weather somewhere.

Dennis Cassidy asked the moderator, former Gov. Jim Douglas, if he was ready to declare he was running for governor again. Douglas dryly quipped that Cassidy was “out of order on many fronts.”

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Opinion: Cell phones in cars not a key issue

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Laurie Childers



Editor’s note: The writer send this letter originally to Addison County state Sen. Claire Ayer.

Hello, Ms. Ayer,

I met you at the top of the Crown Point Bridge during the opening celebration in 2012. I was pleased to meet you and feel I am well represented by you. Thank you for your service.

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Opinion: Resist Middlebury College's sprawl further into town

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Diane Mott



Middlebury residents:

Again, Middlebury College tries to creep further into town. Have you any idea how much property they have appropriated? Before even thinking of voting for losing a marvelous classic building and giving up more land, get a list of what Middlebury College owns in town without being taxed.

Trying to squeeze the town property further into a small space behind the library is ridiculous — no parking, period, and the town gets smaller.

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Committee offers design ideas for new Middlebury town hall; provides floor plans

Posted on February 12, 2014 |
By Nancy Malcolm and John Dale



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Editor’s note: This is the most recent in a series of columns by members of Middlebury’s Town Offices and Recreation Facilities Steering Committee. Nancy Malcolm chairs that committee and John Dale is a senior architect at Bread Loaf Corp.

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Opinion: Middlebury workers correct the record

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Middlebury Highway Crew



In last week’s article “Selectman threatens to quit,” Mr. Forbes alleged that several Middlebury Public Works employees are dissatisfied by the way the department is being run.

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Opinion: Early educators merit union rights

Posted on December 22, 2013 |
By Millard Cox et al.



Thank you for this opportunity to write in support of the Early Childhood Educators of Vermont. Our state is fortunate to have a network of agencies, homes and private centers that provide care, nurturing and education to the state’s youngest citizens. The persons who work with our children in these settings are mostly women, and though the work they do is arguably the most important work done in our state, they typically are not well-paid, minimum wage being the standard for these jobs.

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Greg Dennis: A romantic life in song lyrics

Posted on December 11, 2013 |
By Greg Dennis



Step into this house, girl, and I’ll sing for you a song. I’ll tell you all about where I’ve been. It shouldn’t take too long.

I lived with the decent folks in the hills of old Vermont. Where what you do all day depends on what you want.

I took up with a woman there when I was just a kid, and I smile like the sun to think of the loving that we did. Yankee lady so good to me, Yankee lady, just a memory.

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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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