October 1st, 2015
Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, has said the Progressives will likely run a candidate for governor in 2016, after having sat out the gubernatorial campaigns in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Mulvaney-Stanak said that Progressive Party activists do not trust that a Democratic governor would be a strong advocate for their policy positions.
I received the following notice last week in my Addison Northwest Supervisory Union email account: “VEHI (a nonprofit org that provides health insurance benefits to school employees) files 7.9% Contribution Health Rate Renewal with Dept. of Financial Regulation” — 7.9 percent!
Act 46 enacted during the 2015 legislative session is requiring school districts to unify and cap their annual school budget increases to 2 percent or taxpayers will be penalized and have to collect $2 for every $1 over the cap. That is a hefty penalty.
Middlebury Agway presents the
2015 Garden Game
Check here often to see new pictures and entries of the veggies that come in to our office. We'll keep a running list of frontrunners and will post when a new entry takes the front spot.
Amy Sheldon wasn’t actually lost — she pretty much knew where she was in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks — but she felt lost. And alone.
In the dead center of the Adirondack wilderness and hiking by herself, she was headed up Cliff Mountain.
One source refers to Cliff as “the great Adirondack vertical swamp.” And as she started the climb on this cool, rainy day, Sheldon faced a trail with a lot of treacherously slippery rock.
It is easy to think that with all the violence in the news today that the destructive side of human nature is getting worse. But a look at history will show that in fact our capacity for violence is not getting worse, but has stayed very much the same. Our potential for barbarity has existed alongside our potential for culture from ancient times up to the present day. The question has always been how to balance our instinctive drive for survival with how we view the world morally. It is our moral beliefs that inform our actions and these we learn at a young age.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team erupted for a season-high number of goals on a rainy Tuesday, and ultimately needed almost all of them to earn a 5-3 victory over visiting Vergennes.
The Tigers struck early, scoring on their first shot, and built a 5-1 lead with 10:07 to go on Joao Pedro Ribeiro’s second goal of the game.
The Commodores answered with two goals in less than a minute, the second coming from senior midfielder Aaron Gaines at 6:47 before the rally fizzled.
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team rallied for a dramatic 4-3 win at Division I foe Rutland on Monday, when Allison Lowell scored three of her four goals in the final 10:11 to erase a 3-1 Raider lead.
The victory moved OV to 5-1-2 and into second place in D-II entering a two-game set with third-place Woodstock (3-2-2). The Wasps are set to visit on Thursday afternoon, and OV will travel to Woodstock on Saturday afternoon. Undefeated U-32 remains in first place.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team picked up a home win and a road tie in recent NESCAC action and stand at 5-1-1 overall, 2-1-1 in league play. The Panthers will host league foe Colby at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
On Tuesday, the Panther offense came to life in a 4-2 win over visiting Hamilton (3-4, 1-3 NESCAC).
The visitors scored first, 12:34 into the game, when Mike Lubelczyk headed home a Zack Becker cross from the left side.