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January 8th, 2015
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin was elected to another term in office this morning by earning an overwhelming majority of the votes cast in the Vermont Legislature.
After only brief discussion, members of the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives voted, 110-69, in favor of the incumbent Democratic governor over his Republican challenger, Scott Milne. Libertarian candidate Dan Feliciano received no votes.
December 30th, 2014
Last week, my oldest daughter found a copy of our Christmas letter – the breezy family update that I’d slapped together to send out with our Christmas cards. She sat down at the kitchen table to read it, without my knowledge. (It’s still new and surprising that there are members of our family who can read besides my husband and me, and I’ve yet to take the necessary precautions.)
Life changes with the phone's ring, with a single recorded sentence:
"Good morning, this is Peter Burrows, ACSU Superintendent."
He cares so much for us he doesn’t
plow the middle of the road.
He knows the cold can make
a rink of where we’ll have to walk
in the middle of the night
when the lines are down,
the power out.
He won’t scrape it to stones
freezing to cement.
CHICAGO — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Co. on Thursday announced Austin Robinson of Middlebury Union High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Vermont Football Player of the Year. Robinson is the first Gatorade Vermont Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Middlebury Union High School.
When my oldest daughter turned seven last month, she requested a slumber party.
Since we bought our house in Vermont, a lovely Cape in the woods, our homeownership approach has been: Act first, think later.
Two Weeks in November
I need to teach the deer to read.
To stand behind a row of posted
orange signs. Not that I don’t eat
what’s been penned and killed.
Not that I haven’t learned to shoot
a gun. Or read a report the state sends
saying there’s more than enough
of them to go around. And that they’d
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