Archive - 2011
BRISTOL/MIDDLEBURY — When the Bristol-based Mothers Without Borders Vermont group hosts its fifth annual sew-a-thon to create dresses for orphans around the world, it will get a little extra spur. Kathy Headlee Miner, the founder of the international aid organization Mothers Without Borders, will be in town to describe the group’s accomplishments and encourage volunteers on to greater achievements.
How will Gov. Peter Shumlin make up a $150 million budget deficit, grow jobs, initiate a renaissance in Vermont agriculture, improve educational outcomes, expand broadband to the last mile and reform the state’s health care system to stop double-digit cost increases year after year — and do it all without raising broad-based taxes?
Editor's note: Putney Democrat Peter Shumlin was sworn in as Vermont's 81st Governor on January 6, 2011. This is his acceptance speech.
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, fellow Vermonters:
Thank you. It is an honor to stand before you today. Thank you, Governor Douglas, for 38 years of exemplary public service to the Green Mountain state. We are grateful for your hard work and sacrifice on our behalf and to Dorothy and your family for sharing so much of your life with us.
Editor's note: Middlesex Republican Phil Scott was sworn in as Vermont's 79th Lieutenant Governor on the morning of January 6, 2011. This is his acceptance speech.
Senators, invited guests, fellow Vermonters: it's an honor to be with you here today.
Before I begin, I'd like to recognize some special guests visiting us today from Canada:
Author’s note: This is the last in a second series of essays and reflections about Plato’s Laws. My concern in this essay is about an inconsistency in the Laws of Plato between idea of human freedom and the institution of slavery. I want to understand how Plato fell into it and to see if there is something to be learned from it.
On Tuesday — when the last of our holiday visitors left, the obsolete work calendars found the recycling bin, and I remembered to start writing 2011 — the fact that it really is a new year hit home.
By the immutable law of journalism, that means it’s time for one last look at 2010.
First, these were the local champions (and a few other noteworthy performers):
MIDDLEBURY — The visiting Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball team earned what the Otters hope will be a breakthrough victory on Tuesday, when they rallied from an eight-point second-quarter deficit for a dramatic 46-43 win at Middlebury.