October 1st, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — A local management team for a rail bridges project in downtown Middlebury heard about and discussed various cost estimates at a Tuesday meeting.
The team also discussed:
MIDDLEBURY — As part of the campus-wide Celebration of 50 Years of Environmental Education and Leadership at Middlebury, dancer and professor Andrea Olsen will perform her newest work, “Dancing in Wild Places: Seaweed and Ocean Health” on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Dance Theatre of the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts. The work represents the final major performance of Olsen’s 33-year career at Middlebury College, before she moves on to a three-year appointment at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
HANCOCK — The Middlebury College Snow Bowl will hold its annual Snow Bowl Family Bash on Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Middlebury Ski Patrol.
The Worth Mountain Chairlift will be open for lift rides, with spectacular views of the fall foliage. Patrons may alternately choose to ride the lift up and hike down, or hike up and ride the lift down. Lift tickets cost $3 for stu- dents and children, and $5 for adults.
Doom and gloom, that’s all we hear about from the government. Hackers breaking into federal databases to steal mountains of information on common Americans, bureaucrats injudiciously spending tax money on poorly thought out projects, lawmakers arguing over the stupidest things while roads crumble, children missing much-needed medical care and so-called regulators letting Wall Street crooks drain our retirement accounts with impunity.
Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, has said the Progressives will likely run a candidate for governor in 2016, after having sat out the gubernatorial campaigns in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Mulvaney-Stanak said that Progressive Party activists do not trust that a Democratic governor would be a strong advocate for their policy positions.
I received the following notice last week in my Addison Northwest Supervisory Union email account: “VEHI (a nonprofit org that provides health insurance benefits to school employees) files 7.9% Contribution Health Rate Renewal with Dept. of Financial Regulation” — 7.9 percent!
Act 46 enacted during the 2015 legislative session is requiring school districts to unify and cap their annual school budget increases to 2 percent or taxpayers will be penalized and have to collect $2 for every $1 over the cap. That is a hefty penalty.
Middlebury Agway presents the
2015 Garden Game
Check here often to see new pictures and entries of the veggies that come in to our office. We'll keep a running list of frontrunners and will post when a new entry takes the front spot.
Amy Sheldon wasn’t actually lost — she pretty much knew where she was in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks — but she felt lost. And alone.
In the dead center of the Adirondack wilderness and hiking by herself, she was headed up Cliff Mountain.
One source refers to Cliff as “the great Adirondack vertical swamp.” And as she started the climb on this cool, rainy day, Sheldon faced a trail with a lot of treacherously slippery rock.