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July 23rd, 2015
Times have changed and to find people that are willing to offer someone assistance without expecting something in return is really quite rare these days. There was a time not too many decades ago, a time when I appreciated life and how people treated people like friends and were always willing to offer a hand and had no intention of asking for anything in return. It was the feeling you get when you do something nice and maybe make someone else’s day a little bit better.
MIDDLEBURY — The Quebec Senior Lacrosse League playoffs are coming on Sunday to Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center.
Because of a scheduling conflict at the Vermont Voyageurs’ home arena — the Essex Skating Facility — they will play the first game of their best-three-out-of-five, box lacrosse league semifinal series in Middlebury on Sunday at 4 p.m.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs ended their Champlain Valley Swim League regular season on a high note on July 16, edging visiting Burlington Country Club, 256-226, in a meet that team organizers said was close throughout.
The Champs’ 11-7 edge in contested relay races provided a decisive 28 points of their overall 30-point margin of victory.
The Champs also received three victories from Leah Croke in 14-and-under girls’ races, two wins from Anna Rakowski in U-12 girls’ races, and two wins from Ethan Croke in U-8 boys’ events.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team on Sunday concluded its 2015 campaign by dropping a doubleheader to visiting Franklin County, but not before a split of a Thursday twin bill at Montpelier gave AC its first victory of the summer.
On Thursday, AC (1-17) dropped the opener to Montpelier, 12-5, before breaking through to win the nightcap, 13-8. Those games were originally scheduled in June.
In response to your July 16, 2015, coverage of mosquito control: State administrative policy governing mosquito control is based on what seems to be a fundamental flaw. On the one hand the state has claimed jurisdiction and authority over “waters of the state,” while on the other hand liabilities issuing from those same waters such as mosquito control have been laid squarely on the shoulders of the locals.
I ponder about core values and wisdom which surrounds how our legislation brings bills into law.
The “steroid” RESET program, which is replacing the Renewables Energies SPEED program now, is law only because of the support of having gun silencers manufactured in Vermont, which has not been done since the Al Capone Days.
“Do what they (corporations) tell you to do!” The voice of a fearful friend.
“I want to stay in a yurt.”
That’s what my wife Deborah told me. The comment did not come out of the blue. Two years ago I went on a research trip to Alaska. It was the summer of the graduation of my oldest son, Thomas, from Saint Michael’s College. So I added a week to the end of my research trip, and took Thomas with me as his graduation present. We backpacked, fished, biked, and saw Dahl’s sheep. We also went on a three-night sea-kayaking trip in Kachemak Bay near Homer, and stayed in a yurt at Right Beach.