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November 10th, 2014
RUTLAND — Saturday’s conditions at Rutland High School seemed perfect for the balanced offense of the No. 1 Otter Valley Union High School football team to win the Division III title — no wind to slow the potent OV passing that complements the team’s bruising ground game led by running back Carson Leary.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Division I Final At Rutland
11/8 #1 MUHS vs. #2 St. J .................... 28-7
Division III Final At Rutland
11/8 #2 Fairfax vs. #1 OV.................... 42-30
This week’s writer is David Sunderland, chairman of the Vermont Republican Party.
Twelve months ago the Vermont Republican Party established a new, more positive vision for itself and Vermont. We listened, heard Vermonters’ concerns and crafted solutions and proposals that address the issues that matter most to them. This will continue to be our approach as we work to move Vermont forward.
Tuesday night, two-thirds of the voters defeated the proposed school bond. That is two-thirds of the community who are saying no; that they cannot afford a $33 million price tag to improve our school.
As the birthplace of modern democracy, Americans of all political stripes might be concerned that the national turn-out in this past Tuesday’s mid-term election was just 36.6 percent.
It was one of the lowest turnouts in recent times, and it is likely that the national will might not be accurately represented by the results. That is particularly true when the effect of big money in the campaigns is considered, when we assess the impact of state laws that reduce voter turnout, and when you break down voter demographics.
BRISTOL — Not even close. That was the story of the proposed $33 million bond to finance an ambitious renovation of Mount Abraham Union High School, which voters on Tuesday rebuked by a margin of nearly 3 to 1.
When the dust settled, 3,328 Addison Northeast Supervisory Union residents voted against the bond. Just 1,239 cast their ballots in favor of the proposal.