June 16th, 2014
The most powerful word in the English language is the word no. That is particularly true to people and organizations who consistently depend on the word yes to get things done. When they are told no, they have to change what they do, or stop doing it.
In a letter to the editor last week, environmental scholar and leader Bill McKibben showcased the progress Germany has made in moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources as a reason we should reject a natural gas pipeline in Addison County. The argument goes that investing in a fossil fuel infrastructure only makes us more reliant on fossil fuels, in this case natural gas.
VERGENNES — In Saturday’s continuation of the Division II softball semifinal game, the No. 2 Vergennes Union High School Commodores outlasted previously undefeated No. 3 BFA-Fairfax, 3-1, to advance to Monday’s final against No. 5 Otter Valley.
Saturday’s game was started on Wednesday but was suspended with VUHS leading in the bottom of the first, 2-0, and then in what has been a prevailing theme throughout this season, rain caused the game to be moved to the weekend.
I was moved by the June 9 guest editorial, “Make your bed perfectly, and don’t ring that bell.” I also had read and watched the video of the commencement address delivered by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven to the University of Texas graduates. I highly recommend reading or watching his speech in its entirety. They truly are “words to live by.”
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
D-II Girls Semifinal
6/12 #3 Fairfax at #2 VUHS..................... 3-1
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
D-II Girls Final at Poultney
6/14 #5 OV vs. #2VUHS...................... 7 p.m.
Spectators are advised to consult school websites for the latest schedule updates.
VERGENNES — The clash between the No. 2 seed Vergennes Coomodores and the No. 3 BFA-Fairfax Bullets was cancelled today and rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at 5 p.m. at Vergennes Union High School.
While most cover singers in opera may never get on stage unless a member of the main cast is unable to perform, with the Opera Company of Middlebury covers are guaranteed one show per run. The cover cast of the OCM's recent run of Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers performed Friday, June 6, to a full house.