July 2nd, 2014
This week’s writer is Kim Greenwood, the Vermont Natural Resources Council’s water program director/staff scientist.
The Vermont Gas Systems’ proposal to build a gas pipeline in Chittenden and Addison counties has come under criticism, and rightly so, for a variety of reasons.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating two separate incidents involving objects being thrown through windows in Monkton. Police did not indicate they were related.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 23 issued four citations after stopping a tractor-trailer unit for doing twice the posted speed limit on West Main Street — 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.
City police cited the driver for doing in excess of 21 mph over the posted speed in a commercial vehicle and for driving a commercial vehicle with a disqualified license.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Sunday arrested a Williston man after, they alleged, he lied to them about a motor vehicle accident.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Timothy E. Edwards, 26, of Bladenboro, N.C., for larceny, following an incident at Mac’s Market off East Main Street on Saturday, June 28. Police said they went to the scene after a store employee set off a panic alarm.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Ticketed a woman for possession of marijuana after investigating a verbal dispute at a Seminary Street Extension residence on June 23.
This Fourth of July, as we the people gather together in remembrance, let’s ask ourselves this simple question: How well are my individual interests, and our collective interests, being represented today by our Washington politicians?
The June 26 edition of the Addison Independent featured a story on proposed changes to the Middlebury Town Plan by the Middlebury Planning Commission. The report claimed that the changes were necessary to “clarify language that might have been ambiguous.” Not that they were ambiguous, but might be.
"If you value your life, don't do hockey," they said.
I heard that advice from multiple parents after our family moved to Vermont. Never mind that our daughters were still too young to participate in organized sports, or that they'd never once displayed the slightest interest in or aptitude for hockey; the advice came unsolicited: "Hi, I'm Susie. Don't let your kids play hockey!"