March 20th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is full of treasures, including centuries-old maps, Civil War memorabilia and antique furniture that could fetch a bundle were it ever (perish the thought) placed on the open market.
BRANDON —The Compass Music and Art Center took delivery on a prized piano early this month, thanks to local ties to a unique individual.
A 1915 Steinway Model B grand piano arrived, along with a collection of sound equipment, from the estate of the late John Fischer, an avant-garde Jazz pianist, artist, writer and all-around creative force who passed away in New York City last August, six days after his 86th birthday.
The days are getting longer and winter is drawing to a close.
March is upon us and Vermonters are getting serious about planning for the gardening season ahead. What new garden projects should we undertake and what new plants will we try?
It is also ‘seed-starting month’ in the North Country. If you sow seeds indoors in March, the young plants will have a two-month head start before you move them to their long-term garden home.
By now, the biggest sin of the GOP health care bill is well known: it’s a tax cut bill masquerading as a health care plan. Simply put, it takes health care away from lower-income and middle-income Americans who need it most, and it cuts taxes on the rich and super-rich by $600 billion.
When I think of the cliché “what a difference a year makes,” my mind races in numerous directions. First to the national elections with Sen. Bernie Sanders on his surprising run against Sec. Hillary Clinton, and to Trump’s embarassing and shocking success against more experienced and better educated rivals, but also, more locally, of the turmoil Porter Hospital faced a year ago and how it has progressed.
To the Citizens of Vergennes, I am honored once again that you have elected me as your Mayor. This is truly a privilege and I appreciate your support. As a team, we will be very successful in all endeavors. There is a wealth of knowledge, skill and talent in our city; with everyone engaged our goals are not impossible.
Feel free to contact me at [email protected], (802) 877-3691 or (802) 238-2764. I look forward to hearing from you.
Michael H. Daniels
I am writing in response to the multiple opinions expressed in the March 9 edition concerning the actions of student protesters at Middlebury College.
Following the violence on March 2, Middlebury College officials and college President Patton would shift blame to “outside agitators,” and encourage us to believe this was a one off. There is, however, every indication of a more systemic problem at the college. I am a graduate of Middlebury College, class of 1978. My wife taught in the language department. We are both very dismayed by what we can only describe as the intellectual intolerance of the academy.