January 28th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Art exhibits and musicians go on tour but what about an almost 400-year-old book?
If you follow the wide trail through thick pine woods above the Robert Frost cabin in Ripton, a more rugged path breaks off to the right.
It’s as much stream bed as it is trail. Especially in this stop-and-start winter when frost and mud and tree roots confound the skier and hiker.
Rambling up that trail eventually leads to what is, for some of us, a sacred little spot.
Today in that place sits just the sorry shambles of an old house.
The excellent article on Jan. 21 about Rep. Betty Nuovo’s decision not to seek reelection couldn’t possibly have covered all of Betty’s personal attributes because they’re too numerous to share in a short news article. There’s an attribute that I think needs to be highlighted: Betty has a deep well of moral courage and wisdom from which she draws to inform her decisions.
Ruby Bridges is considered the youngest hero of the civil rights movement. Her story is presented in an iconic Norman Rockwell painting of a small black girl in a starched white dress flanked by four huge marshals, a racist slur graffiti’d on the brick wall beside her. In 1960, when she was 6 years old, Ruby Bridges became the first black student to attend the William Franz Public School in New Orleans.
I am writing to express my support for paid sick days for all workers in Vermont.
There are nearly 100,000 Vermonters who don’t receive any paid sick leave. People need a minimum standard of earned leave to use to take care of their own health and the health of their families. If I’m ill and go into work, how many people do I feasibly infect in a day? Sixty?
Dear Gov. Shumlin,
The membership of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and Better Middlebury Partnership represents more than 200 businesses, organizations and individuals within the boundaries of Middlebury as well as another 200 members throughout Addison County. We are writing on our members’ behalf to express our concern over the Agency of Transportation’s current plan to repair the two railroad bridges spanning Main Street and Merchants Row.
MIDDLEBURY — Christina Frost of Middlebury acknowledges she could have followed a more conventional blueprint for her life.
But an early pregnancy and the desire to escape a household rife with substance abuse sent her on a circuitous path that, at age 27, is finally leading her to a happy, healthy family of her own; an education; and the prospect of a job in social work, through which she hopes to help others avoid some of her missteps.
MONTPELIER — Green Up Vermont is holding its annual poster and writing contests, and students in grades K-12 are invited to submit one entry in each of the two contests. Entries must be received by Jan. 31.