Archive - May 21, 2009
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Gov. James Douglas on Tuesday released his own proposed fiscal year 2010 state budget to counter the $4.5 billion spending plan he vowed last week to veto, but it appears as though the counter-proposal will not avert a legislative override vote slated for June 2.
The Middlebury Republican’s plan recommends further cuts, account transfers and raising $13 million in new revenues — roughly half the amount the General Assembly had endorsed to help bridge what had been a looming $281 million shortfall.
ADDISON COUNTY and BRANDON — Just as Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer, it also marks a time for parades. Addison County residents will have plenty of options if they want to watch — or take part in — a parade. Marchers, floats and politicians will be seen in six local venues this coming Sunday and Monday.
Orwell will ring in the holiday with its traditional Sunday afternoon parade, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m. The 45-minute parade will feature local Shriners, the Catamount Pipe Band, four American Legion color guards and the Fair Haven Union High School band.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — It’s a busy weekday morning in Middlebury. The roads are jammed with commuters snaking their way through the village to get to their jobs amid the din of construction on the new Cross Street Bridge.
Meanwhile, students are slamming shut their hallway lockers and grabbing their seats at school desks in anticipation of receiving the day’s lessons.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
MIDDLEBURY — In a Tuesday duel between high school softball teams enjoying solid springs, host Middlebury claimed 6-3 win over Mount Abraham, leaving both teams’ records at 7-4.
The win avenged the Tigers’ 14-6 loss at Mount Abe last spring that had continued the Eagles’ recent success against MUHS.
Winning pitcher Lea Gipson, a junior who allowed two hits and five walks and struck out six, didn’t have an exactly accurate memory of the 2008 score, but summed up the Tigers’ feelings on Tuesday’s win perfectly.