May 3rd, 2015
Hundreds of Vermonters from across the state have apparently deluged state senators with the message not to tax their TV, apparently because they think their television service is an essential item and they couldn’t possibly afford any increase in rates.
Hundreds more have argued against extending the sales tax to soda, candy and bottled water, and major lobbying groups have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars opposing the initiative.
In two successive Addison Independent issues (April 20 and 23) there have been letters to the editor purportedly from students at Mt. Abraham Union Middle School expressing outrage at the widespread and unacceptable racial profiling.
I believe every Vermont community and family should have access to an Expanded Learning Opportunity program and H.391 is a great step toward that goal.
I feel compelled to comment on the horrific and untimely death of one of our upstanding community members, Kelly Boe. I cannot tell you how many times I have opened the paper to see that a driver with a number of DUIs is caught yet again driving with a suspended license! How many chances does a driver disobeying the laws have to make a decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and risk the lives of innocent people?
MIDDLEBURY — When the drama finally ended in Thursday’s high school softball game, visiting Mount Abraham had prevailed over Middlebury, 8-5, thanks first to a game-tying two-run rally in the top of the seventh inning and then a game-winning three-run rally in the top of the 10th.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham blanked host Middlebury to highlight local high school baseball action late last week. In other games, the Eagles, Vergennes and Otter Valley all dropped road contests.
On Thursday, the Eagles rode Mike Jerome’s complete-game one-hitter past the host Tigers, 5-0.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham won, Otter Valley split two very different games, and Vergennes came up short on the road.
On Saturday, the Eagles defeated host St. Johnsbury, 4-1, as Rachel McCormick tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out five. Mount Abe improved to 4-2 with the win at Division I St. J (3-3).
The Eagles also played at Middlebury on Thursday, winning in extra innings; see story.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Middlebury girls and the Mount Abraham boys earned wins, the MUHS boys split two games, the Vergennes boys suffered their first losses, and the Otter Valley boys came up short twice.