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Each week, we do our best to provide our readers with timely, accurate community news, as well as coverage of education, features on engaging community members, and the high school sports coverage you have come to expect. Read more

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M.O. Stevens

Last week, I came across the tragic news story of a little boy with an Addison County, Vt., connection. The report appeared in the online edition of The Oregonian, dated Jan. 23, 2016. Read more

Editorials

In early June, I wrote a letter to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch to ask what his position was regarding Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. Read more

Opinions

Some months ago, this weekly commentary devoted space to look at the life of Seth Warner, Vermont’s forgotten patriot-hero. Read more

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It all started back in 1831, when the Vermont State Legislature approved the first railroad charter to link Rutland with Whitehall, N.Y. Read more

Opinions

Several recent bicycle-automobile accidents in our area call to mind that “sharing the road” will require more than just a nifty slogan. Read more

Opinions

Mt Philo State Park Credit

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CHARLOTTE | After nearly a decade of studies and work with considerable public input, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) has completed its long-range management plan (LRMP) for Mt. Philo State Park. Read more

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Dan Alexander

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Impeachment phase II has now begun. We continue to witness the ratcheting up of hardball politics, with each move on the chess table. Both sides are forced to circle the wagons while moving farther left and right to protect the power they now enjoy. Read more

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Wind power Dairy Wind

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MIDDLEBURY | First it was nuclear, then coal. Now, wind power is on the chopping block in NIMBY Vermont. Read more

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Dance Company of Middlebury

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Artist Meshi Chavez believes that radical engagement requires radical attentiveness. This public inquiry into “performativity” is crucial to the inception and development of a thought-provoking Middlebury College project directed by Karima Borni Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

Affordability vs environment

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont lawmakers and community leaders are expressing concerns that harsh state policies, rules, and regulations continue to negatively affect the lives and livelihoods of lower-income Vermonters. Read more

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Lewis First, MD

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Parents have been bringing up lots of questions about what to do when their child vomits. Let me toss out some helpful information on this topic. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The outcome of a Vermont Supreme Court hearing, held at Middlebury College on Jan. 15, will likely decide the fate of controversial Act 46, the state’s school-merger law. Read more

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To the Editor: “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public,” said Teddy Roosevelt in.. Read more

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Peter Reed

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GRANVILLE | After five months being vacant, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Peter Reed (I) to fill the Orange-Washington-Addison House District seat. Reed follows August 2019 resignation of Independent Rep. Ben Jickling. Read more

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VT downtown tunnel

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MIDDLEBURY | This aerial photograph shows Kubricky Construction workers along the slope of the planned rail tunnel next to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in downtown Middlebury. Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

Census coming

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MIDDLEBURY | It’s the start of a new decade and that means Census takers will be seen throughout the area. According to the U.S. Constitution, all persons in the United States must be counted and that’s what is commonly referred to as the Census. Read more

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Dan Alexander

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Among the things, I dislike about coverage of national sports are the various articles about the possible outcomes of future events. More importantly, are the upcoming 2020 elections and how our world turmoil will be affected by their outcome. Read more

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Lewis First, MD

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With so many children playing so many sports nowadays, parents have been competing to ask me questions about what they can do to make sure their child is as safe as possible when practicing or playing a particular sport. Read more

Community Columnists

State-of-the-State Phil Scott

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

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Jason Mittell

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Fans of TV’s violent “Breaking Bad” crime-drama series, which aired 2008-15, will enjoy a special on campus discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

John McClaughry

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After literally more than 100 years of intermittent trying, Vermont’s educational leadership succeeded in giving its bureaucracy the power and duty to force mergers of Vermont’s public schools into larger districts (Act 46). Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The year 2025 is looming. And Vermont’s road to “90 by 2025” carbon-free energy is proving to be a rocky, costly trek. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Middlebury Town Clerk’s Office is seeking an individual for the appointed position of assistant town clerk. Read more

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FERRISBURGH | On. Dec. 27, 2019, at approximately 12:18 a.m., Vermont State Police troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Four Winds Road in the town of Ferrisburgh after observing a motor vehicle violation. Read more

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Dan Alexander

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Just when you think it can’t get any worse. Wouldn’t you know we find a way to do just that? Read more

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