February 19th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — As regulators sort through the fallout of Vermont Gas Systems’ decision last week to cancel its application for its Phase II pipeline and announcement in December of a massive cost hike for Phase I, opponents of the pipeline warn that both events will significantly raise the burden ratepayers will be asked to bear for the Phase I project.
MIDDLEBURY — Sue Hoxie smiled when asked how long it took her to apply for the top administrative spot at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce after former President Andy Mayer tendered his resignation last September.
“I called the board chairman maybe five minutes after Andy resigned,” Hoxie said during an interview on Tuesday.
MONKTON — Firefighters from two counties battled a Monday afternoon blaze that displaced five people at 842 Rotax Road in Monkton.
Monkton Fire Department Assistant Chief Curtis Layn said the call came in around 3 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrived minutes later, flames had engulfed a garage and also ignited a double-wide trailer six feet from the garage.
Layn said the homeowner had been working on his dune buggy in the garage, but something went wrong when he turned the ignition, sparking the blaze.
ADDISON COUNTY — Bridport and Cornwall will each welcome new elementary school principals this summer, and neither incoming leader will have a long way to travel to get to their respective jobs.
Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows confirmed this week the appointments of Jennefer Eaton as principal of Bridport Central School, and Jennifer Kravitz as the new leader of Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School.
David Carr died last week. He was not well known outside of the journalism community, perhaps only by people who read his media column in The New York Times, but within the field he was revered as a staunch defender of the way journalism used to be practiced.
Carr embodied the tropes of an old-school journalist, right down to the stereotype of the chain-smoking, profane, no-time-for-bullshit newspaperman. That was and is a caricature, but wrapped within it is a dedication to the craft that Carr refused to let go of in the 21st century.
Earlier this month, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at the Brookings Institution, a think tank in the nation’s capital. The speech allowed Sanders, who is considering declaring his candidacy for president, to become better known to the Washington press and policy community. A video of Sanders’ remarks, and the subsequent discussion with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr., is available on the Brookings website.
Reports commissioned by a state legislature are famous fodder for recycling bins.
But a recent report prepared for the Vermont Legislature promises to be widely read and debated. That’s because it’s about a topic with lots of buzz in every sense of the word: Should Vermont legalize marijuana?
We’ve already decriminalized possession of less than an ounce. Now Vermont is seriously debating whether to join four states and the District of Columbia by fully legalizing the wily weed.
Greetings! I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you who do not know me. My name is Elaine Orozco Hammond and I am running for the ID-4 (Mary Hogan) school board.