June 23rd, 2011
A new state law that mitigates the length of time a resident is without a driver’s license as a result of a drunk driving violation addresses a crucial concern: limiting the ability of that person to maintain his or her job and, in many cases, to provide an income for the families involved.
This is a classic case in which the imposition of a law to correct one social behavior has caused hardships that were not thoroughly considered.
Someday, Cleveland, you, too, will rock and join Boston.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Apportionment Board (VAB) is nearing a vote on a map depicting 150 one-seat House districts — including a fractured Middlebury — and a Senate version that seems likely to keep the two-seat Addison County and Brandon district intact.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County legion baseball team rallied from a five-run deficit to pummel visiting SD Ireland, 16-6, on Tuesday, improving to 1-4 on the season, 1-2 in the Northern Division.
The key to the victory was an offensive breakout that came after AC had struggled at the plate in its previous outings.
“I think we finally hit like we can,” said AC second baseman Marshall Hastings. “We were aggressive and we made really good contact.”
Last week’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate in New Hampshire was the kick-off to a campaign that will end in August 2012 in Tampa, when the GOP nominates its candidate to oppose President Obama’s bid for re-election. Although the Republican contest is still in its very early days, some key themes of the campaign are emerging.
ORWELL — In a barn at the Hall and Breen Farm on Monday morning, two lines of cows jostled for position, eager to enter the single-cow berths where they’d be rewarded with troughs of grain.
On the other side of the berths, Louis Hall and two maintenance workers watched as the robotic arms grasped each cow’s udders, milked, then released. As a cow left the stall, she pushed aside a bar that allowed the next cow to enter.
On Monday morning Otter Valley baseball coach Tim Mitchell and I were trying to puzzle out why OV players are assigned to the Rutland American Legion baseball team and not to Addison County’s, especially given that Rutland is already drawing players from as far away as Manchester.
We decided that as long as athletes are playing somewhere at all we wouldn’t worry too much about it.