June 8th, 2015
Bill Finger tells a cautionary tale of the railway construction that will tear up Middlebury’s downtown, starting in the spring of 2016. It is a tale of adversity that must be overcome. The challenge, he posits in a story on Page 1, is how well we manage that adversity.
Last week in Dallas, Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce attended ExxonMobil’s annual meeting and spoke in support of a shareholder proposal to limit the company’s greenhouse gas emissions. Our treasurer spoke about the climate impacts that Vermont faces and that “climate change poses real financial risks.”
Please vote YES for the operating budgets for Mount Abraham Union High and Bristol Elementary schools.
I have been present at almost all of the BES, Mt. Abe, and supervisory union boards and executive committee meetings since Feb. 9. I have heard the difficult conversations between the boards and community members. I have personally dissected and analyzed the budgets in great detail.
With all the claimed cuts in the Vergennes Union High School budget, why am I paying more taxes?
I am still insisting that a cost of $10,000 per student is fair. Vermont is the highest rate charged per student for education.
A very big thank you to members of the Middlebury Rotary.
With so many visitors to the town of Middlebury over Memorial Day Weekend, the sights of the flags, well … impressive.
Middlebury is truly a special place to live. As a veteran, I’m proud to call it my community.
Steve Nardell, Middlebury
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
Congratulations to all the 2014 - 2015 Students of the Week. Below are their plans for after high school.
VERGENNES — The third vote this year on a Vergennes Union High School spending plan will be held on Tuesday in each of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns.
The VUHS board has proposed a $10,258,933 budget for the 2015-2016 school year that is $211,000 lower than the plan defeated on Town Meeting Day and $55,000 less than the proposal that more narrowly lost on May 5.