March 13th, 2017
Trump stayed on script. The Republicans had a good night and were mighty proud of themselves. Pelosi looked a bit lost. She really ought to move on. Pence looked like a nine-year-old who had just gotten a brand new baseball glove. Trump did a good job and it was great seeing him without his red tie around his neck and Bannon at his ear. Trump kept it positive and he worked to unite the assembled. Good for him. We needed a break from his overt angst.
In colleges and universities today we often emphasize practical classes that lead to greater employment opportunities. Due to the cost of education, this approach is often justified. Yet having spent parts of the last four decades as a student in higher education and the last thirteen years actively working with students, one possible byproduct I have witnessed in higher education as it is administered today is that ideas have become less objects of analysis and more a trigger point for threatening and dangerous concepts.
I begin by locating myself as both an outsider to your Middlebury College community and a neighbor. Unequivocally the violence that erupted after the protests you did not plan and collectively we all mourn. Thank you for your thoughtful resistance to Charles Murray’s hateful ideologies.
BURLINGTON — Food processors who need to develop or improve a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for their processing facility may register for a two-day class offered by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Department of Health.
It will be held April 18 and 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, at the Department of Health office at 108 Cherry St., Burlington. Anyone who registers by March 31 will receive an early-bird discount. Two or more people from the same company are eligible for a group discount.
VERGENNES — An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, April 19, from2 p.m. to 5 p.m.atthe Kennedy Brothers Co-working & Conference Center, 11 Main Street in Vergennes. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.
In this seminar, participants will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in their business. Four different ways of selling a business will be examined:
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team’s magical season ended in a Saturday NCAA Division III Sectional Final in a Pepin Gymnasium full of the Panthers’ adoring fans.
Their cheers and chants rattling off Pepin’s wooden rafters weren’t enough, as Williams held off a Panther rally that saw two potentially game-tying shots in the final 10 seconds roll off the rim before the Ephs won, 79-75, to advance to this weekend’s Final Four in Salem, VA.
MIDDLEBURY — There are painful losses, and then there are the kinds of setbacks the Middlebury College women’s hockey team suffered to visiting Norwich in Saturday’s NCAA Division III quarterfinal.
The 19-7-2 Panthers twice led by two goals, including by 4-2 with less than four minutes to go in regulation, and then lost to the Cadets, 5-4, 2:28 into double overtime.
FAIR HAVEN — No. 3 Fair Haven on Friday held on to defeat the No. 6 Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team, 31-28, in a Division II quarterfinal.
The defending champion Slaters improved to 17-5 and will play No. 2 Lyndon (19-3) on Monday at 8:15 p.m. for a berth in Saturday’s final. The Eagles finished at 13-9.
The Eagles trailed throughout but had a chance to tie the game with seconds to go, but Halle Coloutti blocked Emma Carter’s three-point bid.