June 20th, 2016
In recent weeks I have been asked to run for state Legislature, and after initially rejecting the idea, I have reconsidered. Our citizen Legislature needs balanced, thoughtful and open-minded members, and I believe that I can be a voice in this direction.
I hope the letter from Anna Rose Benson, the Ilsley Library’s gardener, re what to plant around the new municipal building will be seen by the right people. She clearly knows what she is talking about with reference to what seem to be the wrong trees planned for this and attention should be paid to her opinion.
The library garden is absolutely lovely — it’s always the first place a few spring flowers show up at the end of winter — and she should be listened to.
This week’s writer is Steve Terry, a former Vermont newspaper editor and a retired business executive living in Middlebury.
I have been reading the various media summaries of the just completed legislative session in Montpelier.
Vermonters might be left with the impression that it was a relatively quiet, non-eventful four and half months, and a one-day veto session that ended June 9.
When I came to office in January 2011, I pledged to work every day to help make Vermont a more economically secure place to live, work, and raise a family. Back in 2011 our state still faced serious headwinds from the Great Recession. Vermont had lost nearly 10,000 jobs in the previous three years. Our state’sGeneral Fund revenues had fallen by nearly 15 percent and we faced a $176 million budget gap. And Vermonters were seeing their incomes grow more slowly than other Americans.
ORWELL — Orwell residents will return to the polls this Tuesday, June 21, to decide whether their town should join five Rutland County communities in forming a unified Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Energy Committee Chairman Jason Kaye last week served notice to the Middlebury selectboard that he will participate in peaceful efforts to disrupt construction of the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline into town, and asked board members if such activity might preclude him from serving on the panel.
At their June 14 meeting, selectboard members replied they will continue to endorse Kaye’s stewardship of the committee, provided his pipeline protests stay nonviolent and within the spirit of civil disobedience.
There is something mysterious and secretive about a Lady’s Slipper flower that almost takes your breath away. What could it possibly be hiding inside that elegant pouch? And who is it trying to seduce?
Actually this special show is not for people at all! It is all part of an elaborate scheme to lure an unsuspecting bee into delivering pollen.