Archive - Nov 2010
Otter Valley Union High School students and staff members put on classic musical, "Beauty and the Beast." Students took the stage on November 19, 20 and 21, while students from other area schools performed "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Grease."
Gov.-elect Peter Shumlin’s selection of his inner circle early this week set an important tone for the upcoming session: one of fiscal restraint and pragmatism. That’s particularly true of his selection of State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding as secretary of administration and Susan Bartlett as special assistant to the governor — both moderate Democrats known for their conservative approach on fiscal matters.
Students at Mount Abraham Union High School dance, sing and swoon in this fall's production of "Bye Bye, Birdie." Students took the stage on November 19, 20 and 21, while students from other area schools performed "Beauty and the Beast" and "Grease."
The news Tuesday that Congress will place a ban on earmarks — spending items by lawmakers directed to their home states, also known as ‘pork’ — must be taken as a misguided blow against practices that inflate the national deficit by naive Tea Party activists, and those who fear them.
It was a dark and stormy night.
Actually it wasn’t completely dark yet, and it wasn’t quite night. More like a dusky late afternoon, on the cusp of early evening. Just barely 6 p.m. And though it wasn’t exactly stormy, it was certainly as cold and breezy as one would expect in late Autumn in Vermont.
Those were the conditions when Mount Abraham Union High School junior Garth Wilson heard a knock on the door of his Bristol home. He opened it to find a congenial looking stranger standing on the porch.