January 26th, 2012
Knowing that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would release his income tax returns this week, I was prepared to write a column pointing out that the Massachusetts Republican was not one of us. We all knew he was rich, but how rich?
Then I saw the numbers and it gave me pause. Sure, “Willard” (as it says on his 1040 tax return) Romney is a millionaire several times over. But the numbers I’m talking about are the ones provided by other candidates.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team edged visiting Milton on Monday, 108.85-105.2, as senior Hailey LaFave won all four events and claimed the all-around crown.
Also posting top-six finishes for MUHS were Christie VanAmburg, Maelys Michels, Lindsay Wells, Gabrielle Ingenthron, Kayla Evans and Emma Snyder-White.
The Tigers’ last home meet of the winter is set for the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on this Friday at 7 p.m., when they host Randolph.
Tom Corbin has, over the past three decades, taken leadership roles in the Middlebury Development Corp., the Downtown Middlebury Business Bureau, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corp. He works at Middlebury College and lives in Charlotte.
RIPTON — Bill McKibben had reason to celebrate last week after President Obama rejected a proposed massive pipeline that would have shipped oil from Canada to Texas. He was a prominent force in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
But the Ripton-based environmental activist isn’t taking a rest. McKibben and 500 protesters plan to march on Capital Hill Tuesday adorned in referee outfits.
MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell believes her company’s proposed merger with Central Vermont Public Service Corp. (CVPS) will stabilize utility rates, save customers $500 million during the next 20 years and make the state a stronger place to do business.
NEW HAVEN — As a very young child in New Haven, Julie Frost showed she had a great sense of rhythm and was drawn to music, recalled her mother, Jean Stilley.
“She loved to be part of family sing-alongs,” Stilley said.
Stilley and Frost’s father, Ted Wesley, gave Julie a guitar at age six, which she took to. She also learned a little piano and played the clarinet in the marching band at Mount Abraham Union High School.
SALISBURY — One doesn’t have to read between the lines to see the United Way of Addison County’s (UWAC) commitment to literacy.
The nonprofit organization on Monday announced a three-year, $30,000 commitment to promoting reading in four county grade schools, beginning with Salisbury Elementary.