June 25th, 2015
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced last week that when the $10 bill is redesigned in the next few years, Alexander Hamilton’s portrait will be taken off the front of the bill, to be replaced by an historically significant woman, yet to be determined. While I am all in favor of putting a woman on the U.S. currency, I do not believe Hamilton is the person whose portrait should be replaced.
MIDDLEBURY — The teams of Frank Punderson, Paul Butt and Ed Sommers, and Bernie Andrews, Pat Bass, Wes Smith and Betsy Bourdon were victorious in regularly scheduled Ralph Myhre Golf Course action last week.
Punderson, Butt and Summers prevailed in Bill Davidson Thursday Afternoon Golf best-ball play on June 18, with the team of Tom Maxwell, Bruce Byers, Don Dayton and John Davis taking second.
Finishing third was the threesome of Deem Schoenfeld, Mike Schoenfeld and Mike Adams.
VERMONT — The Vermont Soccer Officials Association is offering a series of clinics for those interested in becoming an official for girls’ and boys’ high school soccer games in Vermont.
The clinics are a required step for anyone who would eventually like to officiate high school games, according to the association.
The clinics are being offered:
• July 29 at Black River High School in Ludlow at 6 p.m. The contact for this clinic is Gary Blodgett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLCHESTER — The Addison County American Legion baseball team started out its season by dropping three games late last week to perennial Northern Division contenders.
AC had also been set to play two games at Montpelier on Sunday, but bad weather forced those games to be postponed. A new date was not immediately announced.
BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Panthers opened their Champlain Valley Swim League season on Tuesday by edging host Burlington Country Club, 222-214.
A trio of Panther swimmers won three races apiece to lead the way: Mary Ann Eastman, Ellie Ross and Oliver Poduschnick.
Devon Kearns added two wins, and the Panther 12- and 14-year-old boys and girls swept four relay races.
The Panthers are set to host Racquet’s Edge on Thursday at 6 p.m.
We are writing in support of the new Bristol Fire Station and to encourage others in the town of Bristol to support it as well.
I was distressed to find out that by week’s end (June 27), there will no longer be a full-time Vermont Health Connect Navigator in Addison County. The person who has been doing this job, at Porter Hospital, will no longer hold the position, owing — so I am told — to the loss of a grant for the program’s support.
The one-sided argument on fossil fuel consumption goes like this: All things related to fossil fuels worsen global warming, the crisis of our times, and must be banned or reduced. No exceptions. From an environmental perspective, it’s a compelling argument that is difficult to refute.