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October 8th, 2015
Thanks to fantasy football, I’ve rediscovered my love for the NFL. No, seriously.
I started watching pro football with my father when I was quite young. He taught me not only the basics of the game but also, inadvertently, how to yell at the TV using a spectacular array of expletives.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/5 OV vs. Woodstock................... 3-2 (OT)
10/6 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester..................... 3-2
10/6 Essex vs. MUHS.............................. 2-0
10/7 OV vs. Bellows Falls....................... 2-1
I write to suggest a solution to the town of Middlebury’s needed rail project: Replace one overpass, not two. I suggest this in the hope that the associated cost would be significantly less and that the construction timeline would be significantly shorter.
I am under the impression that political candidates are allowed to keep funds raised for the campaign if not spent in campaigning. Please tell us if this is true.
If it is, we must have a number of very rich people in our country, and even in little ol’ Vermont.
If it is not true, my apologies to these selfless servants of the people.
Leonard H. Gibbs, cynic
I have noticed several Support Your Local Support Staff signs in my travels to Brandon lately. And I have seen several postings on Facebook as well about the situation with the paraeducators’ and bus drivers’ contract that has been imposed upon the employees. The boards have said in a statement that they are willing to negotiate for the 2016 contract year.
The day was Oct. 16, 2009, and I was headed in to Middlebury from Port Henry, N.Y., on one of my two days off from working in Middlebury to run some errands with my now oldest daughter. As I started to cross the Champlain Bridge in Crown Point a construction worker, whom I thought was involved with the work that had been happening through the summer, tried flagging me down but was too late.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.