March 20th, 2014
MONTPELIER — Middlebury Union High School senior Olivia Cacciatore will compete with peers from other Vermont high schools for a state title this Thursday evening, but it won’t be in a gym or on a ski trail. She will be among the 10 finalists from the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals last week who will meet at the Vermont Public Television studio in Colchester.
The cold, snowy days just keep piling up during this, the seemingly endless winter of 2013-2014. The records keep falling with the temperatures as the meteorologists tell us that this has been one of the coldest winters on record since the late 1800s. Not a record worth celebrating as I fog up the window on the front door of our house wondering — now in mid-March — if I can walk to the mailbox and back without catching frostbite.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is seriously considering running for president in 2016. In an interview with “The Nation” magazine, Sanders said he will spend a fair amount of time in the coming months exploring a presidential campaign with progressive individuals and organizations around the country.
The petition to reconsider Middlebury’s Town Meeting Day vote on a $7.5 million plan to build a new municipal building and recreation center and create a park on the existing site is to be expected and respectfully considered. Petitions frequently follow controversial, and close, votes.
The Vergennes Police Department would like to express our deepest appreciation to the citizens of Vergennes for the trust and support they have given us during the process of site acquisition, design and construction of a home for the Vergennes Police Department.
Art on Main in Bristol had an amazing reception on March 7. It was to recognize our Emerging Artists from Mount Abraham Union High School.
It was one of the best receptions held there. Seventy-seven students, parents, relatives and friends crowded into the gallery in tribute to these students along with three faculty and two gallery staff.
When the definitive history of Vermont is written, skiing may not be much more than a footnote.
But the New England Lost Ski Areas Project ensures it will be a lively footnote. And the project reminds us that skiing is an inextricable part of the history of Vermont and even Addison County.
Extending natural gas to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga will save Vermonters $45 million of the cost to deliver natural gas to Rutland by 2020 — 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible — and help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.