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July 23rd, 2015
LAKE CHAMPLAIN — Developers of a planned 154-mile high-voltage transmission cable that would run beneath Lake Champlain agreed to pay the state $720 million over the project’s expected 40-year life, should it be approved by regulators.
The $1.2 billion, 1,000 megawatt transmission line, known as the New England Clean Power Link, would carry hydroelectric and wind power generated in Canada to metropolitan energy markets in the Northeast.
MONTPELIER — Eighteen young men and women graduated from The American Legion Robert H. Vincelette Law Cadet Program on Friday, June 26. The graduation ceremony was the conclusion of the weeklong session at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. Among them were local graduates Haley Boise, sponsored by Vergennes Post 14, and Jerod Felkl, sponsored by Brandon Post 55.
MONTPELIER — The U.S. Census Bureau last week reported that the state’s median age crept up by two-tenths of a year between last summer and the year before.
Vermont’s median age was 42.6 in July 2014, up from 42.4 in July 2013. Nationwide, the median age was 37.7, up from 37.6 according to census data.
The Census Bureau released the demographic data this past Thursday along with a report detailing how even though the median age is going up nationwide, Millennials are outnumbering their Baby Boomer parents.
ADDISON — The lost Daughters of the American Revolution insignia belonging to Eva Grace Goss was presented to the current leadership of the Vermont DAR at a special ceremony at the John Strong Mansion Museum in Addison on July 12. The ceremony was conducted by Purple Hearts Reunited (PHR).
ADDISON — Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison will hold its annual “Evening to Remember” summer social at on Friday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. The historic c.1785 Chimney Point tavern and summer resort offer history, fun and the beautiful lakeside setting.
Editor’s note: The writer of this piece last month finished her sophomore year at Mount Abraham Union High School in Bristol and wrote this piece in June reflecting on her time in Addison County.
ORWELL — The summer and fall of 1776 during the American Revolution was a time of high drama on Lake Champlain and Mount Independence in Orwell. On Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. the Mount Independence State Historic Site gets out the time machine for the program, “An Investigation Into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking, Benedict Arnold and Guy Carleton?”
With so many terrible things happening in this world that we must address, each one seems a monumental task. I’m convinced that all these things are connected. The action we take to address all these terrible circumstances seems to be on a downward spiral, treating violence with more violence.
Why are we alone in the developed world with capital punishment, which has never proved effective in deterring crime? We are a violent culture. We are a warring nation, history proves it.