April 25th, 2016
ADDISON — The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is best known for the annual visit of thousands of snow and Canada geese to its farm fields and wetlands. But Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department officials say — and many year-round visitors already know — there is much more to the 2,858-acre site that includes land in Panton and Bridport as well as Addison.
ADDISON COUNTY — in local high school baseball action late last week, Vergennes split a pair of games to break into the win column, while Middlebury and Mount Abraham each lost once.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball play late last week, Middlebury moved over .500 with a road win, Otter Valley split two road games, and Vergennes dropped two contests.
Mount Abraham hosted Rice on Thursday; see story.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/21 Springfield vs. OV 4-3 (8)
4/21 MUHS vs. CVU 15-2
4/21 Rice vs. Mt. Abe 32-1
4/21 S. Burlington vs. VUHS 15-2
4/23 VUHS vs. Randolph 7-1
4/23 Brattleboro vs. OV 2-1
In the aftermath of the New York Republican primary, Democrats and Republicans are looking for future reforms in very different ways. For establishment Republicans, the party is trying to reduce the opportunity for non-party voters to participate, while among Democrats a growing number are considering the prospect of opening their primaries to independents.
Recent changes at Porter Medical Center have resulted in a circling of the wagons and a regrouping. Rather than looking inside the ring, Porter and Middlebury may be better served by looking a bit outside.
There is so much talk about the legalization of marijuana and the medical benefits, say nothing of the money to be made with the growing and selling of the herb, that there is one issue that I never hear discussed. One issue that would make me fearful of people who are taking the herb and driving. And that is: how much of the herb when ingested or smoked is acceptable for the person to be in full command of their senses on our highways.
This week’s writer is Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vermont’s senior U.S. senator and author of the FOIA Improvement Act and of several other laws to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. He was installed in the FOIA Hall of Fame in 1996 for his leadership in expanding the public’s right to know. The New England First Amendment Coalition presented Leahy its top award in February for his lifetime commitment to freedom of the press and open government. Sunshine Week is March 13-19.