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A View From The Bench: Conversation With Judge Hilton Dier
By Larry Johnson
   A sense of humor is an indispensable attribute in any profession, and being a courtroom judge is no exception. Judge Dier would often tell his jury that what they were about to embark on what was serious business, but even in that solemn venue, an occasional joke and a little laughter could be expected and even welcomed.
   Hilton Dier, like most of us, had no idea what he wanted to do when he grew up. His eventual career was a serendipitous confluence of a number of unpredictable factors. He was born February 16, 1927, in Toronto, Canada. His mother was visiting her sister in Toronto when Hilton decided to enter the world somewhat early. As a result, he can claim dual citizenship if he so desires.  [ more ]

Walking for a Cause
By Mike Cameron

Over a hundred demonstrators made a peaceful statement about saving the earth; drawing attention to Vermonter’s For Climate Action and walking toward a clean energy future on Thursday, August 31st 2006. The rally ended at the Middlebury Village Green with songs and speeches.

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