Archive - Jan 13, 2009
By JOHN FLOWERS
MONTPELIER — State and local lawmakers had some harsh words for Gov. James Douglas’s priorities for 2009, an agenda that includes scrapping the state’s current education funding law, level funding public schools and revamping Vermont’s environmental permitting system.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
ADDISON COUNTY — After bracing for a dismal holiday shopping season this year, many local retailers were pleasantly surprised to see sales hold steady and in some cases increase slightly over last December’s figures.
MIDDLEBURY—By now, François Clemmons is an old hand at planning Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. At the height of the Civil Rights movement, Clemmons helped make large, annual vigils in King’s honor a success in New York City. Since then, the current Alexander Twilight Artist-in-Residence at Middlebury College has seen countless MLK events come and go. But, far from being rote or routine, this year’s celebration promises to hold a deeper meaning than usual for many observers.
By Karl Lindholm
Leadership: What is it?
It’s making the hard decision, and taking the hit; it’s providing vision and inspiration to a group; it’s being honest and fair; it’s being calm under pressure; it’s being loyal; it’s not making excuses; and it’s having good judgment.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team made the most of a rare home game on Friday, dispatching Colchester, 51-30, to improve to 5-3.
In what was just their second appearance in Bristol this season, the Eagles held the 2-6 Lakers without a basket for the first 10:07.
After the Lakers cut a 16-1 Mount Abe lead to 16-10, the Eagles responded with a 10-0 run to make the lead an insurmountable 26-10 at the break.