February 25th, 2013
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Feb. 19 approved a new letter of intent between the city and Encore Redevelopment that focuses on putting a solar array on a small city-owned parcel near the Canal Street Vergennes-Panton Water District office.
VERGENNES — At their Feb. 19 meeting, Vergennes aldermen considered a solar array in the city (see story above). In other business, aldermen:
MIDDLEBURY/BURLINGTON — Katherine “Katie” B. Kramer has joined Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP as an associate, working primarily on litigation matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Kramer clerked for Chief Judge Christina Reiss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, and for the Honorable Andrew Guilford of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In addition, she practiced for two years at a large New York law firm where she focused on commercial litigation, and received the firm’s Pro Bono Distinction award.
VERGENNES — Second-place finishes for Middlebury senior Gabe Laberge and Vergennes senior T.J. Simpson highlighted local teams’ efforts at this past weekend’s Vermont high school championship wrestling meet, which Vergennes Union High School hosted on Friday and Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY— In dramatic local high school basketball action late last week, an Otter Valley senior reached a milestone, the Vergennes boys completed their undefeated regular season, the Middlebury boys nailed down a top-four seed, the OV girls moved over .500, the Mount Abraham boys finished with a victory to clinch a playoff berth, the MUHS girls picked up a win, and the Vergennes girls were edged at home.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will release boys’ playoff pairings on Monday; girls’ teams have one more week of regular season play.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/20 Northfield vs. MUHS........................ 2-1
2/23 Rutland vs. MUHS .......................... 3-2
2/20 Colchester vs. MUHS ..................... 4-1
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera represents the guy environmental activist and author Bill McKibben, former NASA scientist James Hansen and 350.org supporters around the world have to debunk and then re-educate. Shockingly, his editors at the Times still allow him to write on energy topics as if he has a clue.
This week’s writer is Dr. Marvin Malek, MD MPH, who is an internist working at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin.
The financial problem that occurred recently at Porter Hospital isn’t the first and won’t be the last cost overrun we’ll see in Vermont related to the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Unfortunately, Angelo Lynn (Addison Independent, Jan. 10) grossly understates the magnitude of the health information technology (HIT) problem in the health sector, dismissing the Porter case as a mere cost mis-estimation.