MONKTON — All hands are on deck to oppose the section of Vermont Gas Systems’s proposed $72 million pipeline that would cut through the Monkton area. More than 100 citizens have signed a petition in opposition, the Monkton selectboard followed suit with a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board last Tuesday, and at a Wednesday night meeting the Addison County Regional Planning Commission also signaled its reservations.
MIDDLEBURY — Which president signed into law the Edmunds Act, the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Pendleton Civil Service Act after he succeeded James Garfield?
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health will offer free whooping cough (Tdap) vaccine to anyone age 11 or older on Dec. 19 at each of its 12 district offices. This is being done in an effort to slow the spread of whooping cough, and protect infants, who are at greatest risk for serious illness and death.
VERGENNES — It can hold up to 30 pounds of groceries or, say, picnic food and beverages; can be carried as a bag, over-the-shoulder tote or backpack; it’s washable; and, as the slogan that describes it states, it “stands tall and folds small.”
And design and utility patents are pending.
BURLINGTON — Kelly Brush Davisson has been selected as one of 10 Athletes Who Care by Sports Illustrated magazine.
The magazine’s Dec. 10 issue includes Brush Davisson on a list of athletes singled out for the charitable work they do off the playing field. Brush Davisson, 26, founded the Kelly Brush Foundation in 2006, following a ski racing crash that left her paralyzed. She was a member of the Middlebury College ski team at the time.
MIDDLEBURY — In Friday’s home opener, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team showed the traits the Tigers hope will make their season a success: relentless defense, depth, speed and experience.
MILTON — On this past Wednesday at Milton the Middlebury Union High School wrestling team won three dual meets to even its record at 3-3.
The Tigers topped Harwood, 27-24; Milton, 36-18; and North Country, 36-30.
The results followed a Dec. 8 tournament at Mount Greylock High School in Massachusetts in which the Tigers went 0-3, but received strong performances from Jakob Trautwein at 195 pounds and Tyler LaPlant at 285 — both went 3-0 and won all their bouts by pin.
When House Democrats gathered a week ago in a pre-session caucus the outlines of a new legislative session began to take shape. This is when legislators and their leaders being to share their thoughts of what could be.
The process is basic to the institution, but its significance rests with the fact that the Legislature is essentially a one-party body — the Democratic Party — with Gov. Peter Shumlin of the same persuasion.
And it’s the governor who will find himself the person responsible for applying the brake more than the accelerator.