July 21st, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Former Democratic state Sen. Peter Galbraith of Townsend is perhaps best known for the role he played as a diplomat on the international stage during much of the 1990s. As the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, Galbraith helped negotiate an end to the Slavic nation’s war for independence.
Though he still likes to globetrot, Galbraith, 65, wants to use his networking skills closer to home, as governor of the state of Vermont.
BRISTOL — Who in Vermont or in the entire English-speaking world has not delighted in the whimsical flights of “Alice in Wonderland?” From July 22-24, Bristol’s Holley Hall will host a production of Lewis Carroll’s imaginative fantasy as a benefit for the Lawrence Memorial Library. The play was adapted for the stage from the original story by Jim Stapleton and is directed by Melissa Jennison.
LINCOLN — More than 50 people turned out at the Lincoln Community School on Monday to react to a new report detailing how the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union could switch to a new governance structure in which one board would govern all ANeSU schools under a single K-12 budget.
After almost two hours of discussion, participants left members of the ANeSU Act 46 Study Committee that crafted that plan with a lot of questions to answer during the months leading up to a scheduled Nov. 8 referendum on the unification proposal.
MIDDLEBURY — It’s the summer, and summer camps are in season with kids hiking with a new friend or jumping into the pool on a hot day and sitting around a campfire in the evening.
But at Middlebury Union Middle School, summer camp is taking on a different meaning.
I thank Mr. Angelo Lynn for his editorial “Democrats radical ideas versus GOP’s trickle-down theory” (Independent July 7, 2016). His editorial delineates how democrats are forever the optimists, while the GOP prefers the “trickle-down theory,” where life revolves around the wealthy in the hopes that it somehow will drip down to the rest of us in the middle and on the bottom. As Mr. Lynn duly noted, this theory takes inordinate advantage of how capitalism favors the wealthy to begin with.
It took all I had not to turn and inch my way down the ladder. The attic was approaching 120 degrees. My covering consisted of a Tyvek suit tied at the ankles with foot coverings, gloves, mask and a headlamp. It was a small attic with a low ceiling. Heather and Kevin were blowing insulation. They had already applied a line of foam sealing. I was determined to stay in the stifling heat and carefully walked on the planks so as not to go through the ceiling. It was an experience of 15 minutes that will be long remembered. They were saving the world one house at a time.
All aboard! Ride the Trump Train! Everybody loves a train ride, right? Destination? Uncertain. Let’s just say, you better hope they serve beer in hell.
Who is this Trump? Who knows? I am wondering what the children of America think of his words. “Bimbo”… “Fat”… “Pig”… “Disgusting” “Small man”… “Crazy” … “Crooked.” I know that I am getting tired of Trump’s infantile name calling.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for the driver of a car that smashed into a car parked at a home on Jersey Street in Panton and drove away during the early morning hours of this past Sunday.