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September 25th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Three of the four candidates in the race for two seats in the Addison-1 House district explained their positions on a host of issues at a candidate forum held Tuesday night at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The forum, which was televised by MCTV and will be aired several times during the next two weeks, was sponsored by the Addison Independent.
A lot of people are responsible for getting more than 400,000 people to New York City for the Peoples Climate March last Sunday, but if you follow the story of the biggest march about climate change back to its origins, there is just one person: Vermonter Bill McKibben.
Being a fairly competitive person, it’s rare that I turn down a challenge; and that’s a shame, because my bravado is turning into a hideous liability as I get older.
Case in point: My brother-in-law Peeker asked me a week ago if I’d like to join his team for an upcoming tournament.
He could’ve picked virtually any sport, ranging from soccer to flag football to ping pong.
He had to pick golf.
Kudos to Eric Davis for his excellent and concise analysis of the flaws in the Public Service Board process. He clearly identifies the needed solutions to make the PSB the independent body it must be in order to uphold the public trust. As an intervenor in the Phase 2 docket, I have come to the conclusion that the process as it currently stands violates Article 4 of the Vermont Constitution, which states:
I would like to endorse Susan Smiley as a candidate for the Vermont House representing Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge.
I’m a fun, football-loving, school-supporting Addison County resident. So I should have been looking forward to attending a Middlebury Tigers home football game last Friday night, right?
Well, I would have been, except the games don’t start until 7, a time when the sun is going down, the temperatures are dropping and my thoughts are turning to how nice it would be to crawl into a warm bed with a good book.
I am confounded seeing those two words on the yard signs of Valerie Mullin, candidate for Vermont House, Addison-4 (Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln). Is she claiming to represent Vermont values? Do not her opponents also represent Vermont values? They have received all their votes from people living in Vermont, so it would seem so.
World leaders are meeting at the U.N. this week, in the wake of Sunday’s historic People’s Climate March — which filled the streets of Manhattan with more than 400,000 people calling for action to curb climate change.
U.N. conference rooms will be filled with ponderous discussions, hard negotiations and perhaps a bit of progress toward a new global treaty to fight what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”