Archive - Nov 2010
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Nov. 16 in a 5-0 show of hands backed creating a discount for seniors on their annual sewer bills, but officials acknowledged it would probably be a year before the rate break could take effect.
Men’s hockey splits at Shootout
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team split two games in the Primelink Great Northern Shootout in Plattsburgh this past weekend. The 1-3 Panthers will return to action this weekend with games at Southern Maine and the University of New England.
On Saturday, Middlebury picked up its first win, 2-1 over St. John’s (2-8) in the Shootout consolation game. The Panthers outshot St. Johns, 41-22.
Note: This is the seventh in a second series of essays and reflections about politics and the moral life. The themes of the essays are drawn from Plato’s “Laws,” his last and longest philosophical dialogue written shortly before his death in 347 BCE. “Laws” is a fictional account of a conversation about government involving three old men with long experience in politics: Cleinias, from the Cretan city of Cnossos, Megillus, from Sparta, and an Athenian stranger who is not named, but who may be Plato himself.
MONTPELIER — Governor-elect Peter Shumlin has tapped two Addison County residents to be part of a leadership team that will help him confront such challenges as jumpstarting the state’s economy, developing a long-term energy plan and making new strides in health care reform.
MIDDLEBURY — Green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and Aunt Betty’s traditional, unidentifiable Jell-O salad aside, some students at Middlebury College do not even know what Thanksgiving — a uniquely American holiday — actually is.
In his freshman year, Aubrey Dube, a junior from Botswana, went home with his roommate to Westchester, N.Y., and experienced his first Thanksgiving.
“It was weird because people eat until they drop,” Dube said. “I thought, ‘Wait, what? Are we seriously doing this?’ They were eating and taking breaks and going back to eat.”
ADDISON COUNTY — For Russ Cary and a number of other Vermont farmers, the dairy business is looking up.
The Bridport dairy farmer milks 130 cows on the four-year-old Cary Family Farm. Last week Cary signed a contract with the Organic Valley milk cooperative. In recent months, Organic Valley and Horizon Organic, the two organic dairy processors that buy from Vermont farmers, have begun seeking new farms to add to their rosters.
VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns will almost certainly see school spending level off or drop during the 2011-2012 academic year.
But ANwSU officials said that after years of careful budgeting, reaching the full cost-cutting goal of Act 146, better known as the Challenge for Change, is not realistic in their district.
BRISTOL — Superintendent Evelyn Howard announced at a Monday school board meeting that as a whole, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) will fail to meet spending reduction mark set by the Challenges for Change law passed in the last legislative session.
The law, formally known as Act 146, aims for every school in the state to reduce spending in 2011-2012 by 2 percent from what is budgeted in the current school year.