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January 12th, 2015
The commentary in the aftermath of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s third inaugural speech this past Thursday is at once fascinating, nonsensical and maddening — but also enlightening as a mirror of our political culture.
This week’s writer is Bruce Lisman, a resident of Shelburne and the founder of Campaign for Vermont.
I believe that economic growth and shared prosperity is the best way forward for Vermonters. A dynamic and broad-based economy offers a cure for issues of poverty, hunger and upward mobility. It can provide the resources to protect and enhance our environment and improve our infrastructure. Vermont can be an economic powerhouse of its own definition.
This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.
CORNWALL — Cornwall voters on Feb. 12 will be asked if they’d like to allow the town selectboard to sign an agreement with Vermont Gas calling for the company to compensate the community for ending its opposition to its Phase II pipeline proposal.
WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Middlebury businessman Gardner Stone was inducted into the National Tractor Pullers Association’s Pulling Hall of Fame last month as part of the institution’s 31st Hall induction class. Stone was welcomed into the Hall on Dec. 6 at the 44th Annual NTPA Awards Banquet hosted by the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio.
Stone was inducted along with close friend and fellow NTPA competitor David P. Schreier.
VERGENNES — Late in December, the city of Vergennes, as required by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in such cases, reported that an estimated 467,000 gallons that its municipal sewer system could not handle had gone through an overflow pipe into Otter Creek.
BRISTOL — Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster and Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that they have completed independent separate reviews of a police-shooting incident that occurred on Sept. 4, 2014, in Bristol.
BRISTOL — Bristol may soon complete another step on the way to building a new home for its fire department.
Since the fall, members of the selectboard have been negotiating with the Bristol Recreation Club, a private organization, to purchase some of the club’s land on West Street as one part of a future building site for a new firehouse.