June 15th, 2015
In the week after Gov. Peter Shumlin’s surprise announcement that he would not seek a fourth term for governor, you could characterize the reactions in two camps: those who thought he made the decision because he didn’t want to lose what would be a tough contest, and those who were surprised he didn’t fight for a fourth term to cement his legacy on several key issues.
Currently, about 10 percent of the Vermont State Police is made up of female troopers. While that’s a higher percentage than any other state police agency in New England, it’s still a very low number. The issue is this: There simply aren’t many females interested in the job. I conducted a survey at Mount Abraham Union High School and found that out of the 36 females who responded, 25 of them were either not interested in the job or didn’t know enough about it.
Studies have shown that concussions can potentially lead to brain aneurysms, Alzheimer’s disease, depression that can lead to suicide, and other permanent damage to the brain. Awareness of long-term brain injury is evident through the NFL’s decision this year to compensate retired football players who have shown symptoms of such brain damage. Therefore, in youth sports concussion baseline tests need to be mandatory for all athletes.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired, tired of people telling me what to do, what to eat, what to drive, what I can or can’t own, what I can or can’t say. I am tired of people complaining about this great country and trying to bring it down.
If you don’t like salt, don’t use it.
If you don’t like sugar, don’t use it.
If you don’t like soda, don’t drink it.
If you don’t like meat, don’t eat it.
Open letter to all Democratic candidates:
Everyone knows or should know that electing a good president with good policies and good intentions is not enough, unless it is accompanied by electing a good Congress and a good Senate that favors the candidate’s good policies and good intentions.
On June 22 and 23, David is going to face off against Goliath in tense competition refereed by the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB). Goliath, a foreign corporation, will be defended by a battalion of executives, lawyers and consultants. David, played by a couple of Vermont farmers, has the support of friends and grassroots organizations like Just Power and 350vt.org.
On behalf of the children and staff at St. Mary’s School, we would like to thank all of those who participated to make our annual Spring into Summer Raffle such an amazing success again this year! We would also like to express our gratitude to our sponsors and to the Knights of Columbus for their generosity and continued support of our school.
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday backed the third Vergennes Union High School budget proposal put before them this spring — a $10,258,933 plan — by a margin of 814-645, or about 56-44 percent.
The VUHS board had cut a total $211,000 from the budget that was soundly defeated on Town Meeting Day, and it was $55,000 lower than the plan that lost by 46 votes on May 5. That May 5 vote was complicated by a second, more costly proposal on the same ballot, an addition board members later admitted was a mistake.