June 4th, 2014
In North Carolina, the fracked gas industry is working very hard to enact a law making it a felony for anyone to reveal what chemicals are being pumped underground in a fracked well. Here in Vermont, our local gas company has successfully put forward rules where they can decide what information they share and what gets sealed away in our supposedly open and inviting Public Service Board meetings.
I sympathize with editors of newspapers who are challenged with the task of presenting fair and accurate perspectives on issues and events without being able to be everywhere observing firsthand what actually is said and done, how it was said, and what really happened.
In response to the editorial by Mr. Lynn on May 29, 2014, titled; “Rising Tide Vermont did its cause a real disservice”:
Teenagers are often portrayed as problems, yet for the past nine weeks teenagers have been the solution to problems. The kitchen at the Congo Church has been under construction for the last nine weeks and due to the generosity of the Middlebury Union High School leadership, staff, athletic teams and their coaches, we (Friday Night Community Suppers) have been able to put on our meals in the MUHS cafeteria every Friday night.
ESSEX — A number of Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school athletes competed in this past Saturday’s Essex Invitational, the last meet before this coming Saturday’s state championship meets. The local teams will head to Fair Haven for the Division II meet.
ADDISON COUNTY — Only Mount Abraham saw local high school postseason baseball action on Tuesday, when stormy weather postponed Middlebury’s and Otter Valley’s games.
MIDDLEBURY — Tryouts for the Addison County American Legion baseball team will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the Middlebury College baseball field.
The tryouts will begin each evening at 5 p.m. at the field, which is off South Street near Porter Hospital.
Those interested in more information may call head coach Mike Estey at 349-9610 or email him at [email protected].
SOUTH PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Defending Ernie’s Tools 358-Modified champion Todd Stone of Middlebury scored his first 2014 Airborne Speedway win on Saturday. Stone started on the pole and drove to his 13th career Airborne victory.
Stone powered past Pat McGrail for the lead in the G. Stone Motors 1x on lap three. He chose the outside lane on the race’s only restart and never gave up the top spot.
Stone said he feels he is beginning to get into the groove.