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April 13th, 2015
I am writing to follow up on Richard and Isabelle Terk’s letter in the April 2 edition, “Airport proposal has many flaws.” I’m going to suggest an additional flaw in the project. That is, no one in our community — including neighbors, selectboard members, airport employees, and pilots — seems to know the full scope of technical and financial details of the project.
It’s interesting to see the latest installment in the secular left’s attempt to bring Christianity to heel with its “outrage” over a recent Indiana bill, passed in an effort to preserve religious freedom.
Vermont is racing toward a crisis of unprecedented magnitude and irreversible consequence. At stake is not a few lives, but our very way of life. Crisis is the touchstone of sincerity and opportunity, requiring immediate action to achieve renewal.
Students around the world are rising and we will no longer accept silence. Today, the Investure Schools Coalition for Fossil Fuel Divestment sent a letter to each of our colleges’ presidents requesting a meeting between administrators and representatives from our divestment campaigns. We are sending this letter in conjunction with the National Alumni Escalation for Fossil Fuel Divestment and are requesting that our presidents respond by the culmination of Harvard Heat Week for Fossil Fuel Divestment on April 17.
MIDDLEBURY — Around 150 Middlebury residents turned out at the ID-4 school district annual meeting on Wednesday, April 8, to overwhelmingly pass a proposed 2015-2016 Mary Hogan Elementary School budget.
They also agreed, after a spirited discussion, to change the date for future ID-4 annual meetings to the first Tuesday in March, and decided to vote on future Mary Hogan Elementary spending plans by Australian ballot, instead of from the floor of the annual meeting.
BRISTOL — Bristol residents on Tuesday will cast ballots on a new Bristol Elementary School spending plan for next year that shaves a fraction of a percent off the proposal they defeated on Town Meeting Day. But despite asking for $2,700 less in spending, the new budget would restore some instructional positions targeted to be cut by reducing spending in other areas.
SHOREHAM — Addison County State Sen. Chris Bray, chairman of the Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee, will seek legislative approval for a “working group” that would study the manner in which the Vermont Public Service Board reviews and approves energy projects, and then propose ways to improve that process.