Archive - Mar 2011
RUTLAND — There was a pro-rail rally in Rutland on Monday in honor of a federal official who came to see just how enthusiastic area and state business and government leaders were about the prospect of rail in the state’s western corridor.
They were pretty enthusiastic.
SALISBURY — Owners of the Waterhouses Campground off West Shore Road in Salisbury are seeking town permission to open a 30-seat restaurant in their recently renovated marina on Lake Dunmore.
The proposal is one in a series of recent and ongoing improvements to a 170-acre property that the members of Dunmore Group LLC want to make more financially self-sustaining.
Dunmore Group representatives presented their plans to the Salisbury Development Review Board on March 16. The application calls for:
MIDDLEBURY — Work is now in full swing on Eastview at Middlebury’s first 11 cottages, with developers anticipating the entire 99-unit retirement community to be completed by May of 2012.
As spring hems and haws and takes its own sweet time, Kate might be out there merrily tapping maples, but I’m watching the snowdrops shivering alone and the migratory birds wondering if they’ve missed a few degrees of latitude. Everything and everybody look a bit stunned around here.
Try to explain why this statement is false: “Cutting the federal deficit will create jobs.”
The simple answer is because government spending creates jobs by putting money in the hands of those who will spend it, thus priming the economy.
Cutting government spending, as Republicans in Congress want to do, will create the opposite effect of what they are saying will happen — an important point for America taxpayers and voters to understand.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse bounced back from its only loss of the year to post a solid, 12-4 victory on Saturday over visiting Connecticut College.
The Panthers (3-1 overall, 2-1 NESCAC), who had lost in overtime at Wesleyan the week before, started slowly and trailed in the second quarter, 2-1. But then they scored the final four goals of the first half and the first two in the second half to take charge against the Camels (2-4 overall, 0-3 NESCAC).
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County’s House delegation on Thursday voted along party lines on ground-breaking health care reform legislation that will now move on to the state Senate.
The Vermont House voted 92-49 in favor of H.202, legislation that establishes a road map for a single-payer health care system for the state.