May 1st, 2014
Editor’s note: The writer sent this letter to Rep. Harvey Smith and Sen. Chris Bray.
While working to pick up the trash along the roads and in the DAR State Park near my home in Bridport this week, it occurred to me that an increase in the deposit on beverage bottles and cans would do more to take care of this problem than any public service announcement.
We, the people of Middlebury, now have the great opportunity to engage in a right of democracy; that is, to honor the referendum passed to give voters another chance to review options on the design and location of new town offices. Imagine the creative idea of Mr. Brush to locate the town office and a senior center on Route 7 in the two buildings once owned by Lightning Photo. There would be plenty of parking. And there is the option to expand for other facilities should the need come up.
"In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to love,” wrote the poet Tennyson.
But in the “I Spy” section of personal ads in Seven Days, the fancy of men and women isn’t restricted to springtime. It turns to love all year round.
The Burlington-based alternative weekly has been running I Spy ads for most of its nearly 20 years, helping casual strangers make romantic connections.
In light of the fact that we, the taxpayers of Middlebury, are faced with a re-vote on Article 1 (previous Article 6), I am adding my name to the list of those who staunchly support this article. We have discussed and debated this issue regarding the municipal building and gym for well over 25 years. The offer that Middlebury College has presented is both financially generous as well as a fiscally sound investment for this community.
Sometimes questions just have to be asked. I have been quiet for too long.
Not too long ago school boards scrutinized budgets line by line. They even set curriculum in accordance with section 261a, VSA title 16. Such diligence, however, required a good deal of homework by the often-unappreciated board members.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite cold and wind and an early deficit, the Middlebury Union High School baseball team on Tuesday showed the spirit that allowed the Tigers to win their first two games. But visiting Mount Mansfield held off the Tigers in the middle innings and pulled away for a 10-5 win.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes Union High School softball team finally hit the field and won twice to highlight area action earlier this week. In other games, Mount Abraham suffered its first loss, Otter Valley won on the road, and Middlebury came up short at home.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school tennis play earlier this week, the Middlebury Union girls’ and boys’ teams each posted wins, but the Otter Valley girls came up short.
The MUHS boys, who have lost a few matches to weather, evened their record at 1-1 by edging visiting North Country, 4-3. The Falcons dropped to 1-3.
The individual scores were:
• At No. 1 singles Travers Parsons-Grayson (NC) defeated Elliott Abbott (M), 6-1, 6-3.