August 3rd, 2015
This is a letter that I wrote to the Green Mountain Care Board as a follow-up to testimony that I gave at their public hearing on July 29 in Montpelier concerning a request by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont for yet another rate increase.
MIDDLEBURY — The healthiest, most nutritious Vermont food event of the year will be held Aug. 1.
BRISTOL — A former Bristol resident was killed on this past Thursday in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 89 in the town of Richmond.
Vermont State Police said Brendon Cousino, 30, a resident of Richmond, was killed in the crash on Thursday evening.
Police are asking for assistance from the public as they investigate the crash.
It was at around 7:27 p.m. on July 30 that VSP and other emergency departments responded to a serious crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 89, near mile marker 79, an area just north of Exit 11 in Richmond.
LEICESTER — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, July 29, cited a Leicester man for possession of more than a half-pound of marijuana and reckless endangerment, following an investigation at a home off Delorm Road.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said this week that she is willing to look at new options for train service through Middlebury — including a bypass — but warned that the community’s two downtown rail overpasses are rapidly deteriorating and will need some form of repairs very soon.
BRISTOL — The 2015 edition of Bristol’s Three-Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis raised more than $120,000.
Attendees of the event this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoyed good weather, fun, a lot of nifty bargains and activities, as well as the satisfaction of knowing their donations and purchases will help fund research into what is a complex, chronic and often deadly disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. CF touches several Addison County residents, and roughly 70,000 people worldwide.
ADDISON COUNTY — Across the United States, voters are beginning to take notice of the straight-talking presidential candidate with wispy gray hair and a thick Brooklyn accent. They are gathering in smaller liberal bastions of the Midwest at record-breaking numbers. They are “feeling the Bern,” and swept up in waves of “Bernie-mentum.”
LINCOLN — “One of my biggest passions,” says Lincoln artist, award-winning illustrator, fish lover and fly-fishing aficionado Nick Mayer, “is fly fishing for pike in Otter Creek, being in my canoe in Otter Creek, going for the big pike.