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April 28th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Rich Wolfson, Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury College, presents “Global Warming: Update 2016” at Ilsley Library in Middlebury on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at Middlebury College will take place this Saturday, April 30, from noon-8 p.m. The event helps raise funds to support scientific research, as well as other Cancer Society programs, such as Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery Program and the Look Good Feel Better Program.
Relay for Life Community Manager Leslye Kenney said she has had the pleasure of working with the student committee members including, local community businesses and residents.
MIDDLEBURY — Van Jones, a CNN political contributor, attorney, author and environmental and human rights activist, will deliver the 2016 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 29.
Jones is the president and co-founder of Dream Corps, whose current initiatives, including #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, work to bring economic opportunity to disenfranchised communities.
VERGENNES — In a Tuesday evening meeting, the Vergennes City Council OK’d two sidewalk projects (see story on Page 3A). In other business, council members:
One of Lucretius’ main goals in his poem is to teach us that we exist in an accidental world. He believed that the recognition of this fact of was a prerequisite for happiness. The dance of atoms in infinite space is without beginning or end, and from this ceaseless activity there has evolved innumerable worlds or universes of every possible shape, size, and degree of durability — a “multiverse.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectboard members on Tuesday said they are satisfied with the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s latest update and assessment of the upcoming downtown rail bridges construction project, but affected property owners want more information and remain poised to take legal action if it is not forthcoming.
Through their attorney, Peter Langrock, the coalition of downtown property owners in an April 11 letter made a total of 18 questions and information requests of the town and VTrans.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus invites the community to its annual Mother’s Day concert. The 90-voice choir performs on Sunday afternoon, May 8, at a special time and location this year: 2 p.m. in Robison Hall (Concert Hall) at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on the Middlebury College campus. Admission is free. The choir is led by Jeff Rehbach and accompanied by Tim Guiles.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday voted, 4-3, to extend its South Maple Street sidewalk southward to the city line and beyond to a Waltham 14-unit affordable housing project proposed by the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT).
Extending the sidewalk a total of 492 feet, including about 120 feet into Waltham, would also serve a half-dozen city homes south of Thomas Circle, where the sidewalk now ends on the east side of South Maple Street.