March 9th, 2015
In the wake of Town Meeting Day, residents may think their exercise in democratic responsibility has been fulfilled. Not so. On the contrary, in almost every town there are important issues that require continued public conversation and engagement.
Certainly that’s the case with the communities whose school budgets were defeated.
The Addison County chiefs of police and the Addison County sheriff would like to recognize Middlebury Rep. Betty Nuovo for her comments in an article in the Feb. 19 edition of the Addison Independent. Rep. Nuovo voiced her opposition to House Bill 277 and Senate Bill 95, both which propose the legalization of marijuana for recreational usage.
I am writing to submit a clarification to the information presented in the article “Dog Gone Lucky,” that appeared in the Monday, March 2, edition of the Addison Independent.
I hope this Superintendent David Adams drama in Bristol is not déjà vu, but it is playing out much like the South Burlington Superintendent Gail Durckel’s $104,000 goodbye deal back in 2006.
I find it hard to believe that Dawn Griswold, chairman of both the Mount Abe and Monkton school boards, has no insight as to why those budgets were not passed. At Mount Abe’s annual meeting, the audience was seething with discontent for the lack of communication and transparency, and unwillingness of the superintendent’s office to share the burden of a leaner budget.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department in February dealt with a host of mostly minor incidents, including domestic disturbances, drunk drivers and fighting students. They also ticketed or towed motorists who continue to defy the town’s winter parking ban on some streets.
Sarah Blacker, Boston’s “Sundress Rocker,” comes back to Brandon Music for a release party for her new album, “In Waves,” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. before embarking on a national tour. The album is Blacker’s strongest songwriting and playing to date. The songs artfully span rock, pop, indie, folk and Americana fused together with her signature vocal sound and stacked vocal harmonies.