January 26th, 2012
It’s not easy being scatterbrained.
My mind is constantly running in different directions, and I forget things. Just keeping track of my car keys occupies a good portion of my brain each day, and the portion that’s left can’t handle the remaining workload. I forget not only what things I need to do, but also whether I have — or have not — already done them. You can’t imagine the trouble this gets me into.
LEICESTER — On Town Meeting Day in March, Leicester voters will see a ballot with two open selectboard spots.
Incumbent Ron Fiske will be running to reclaim his two-year position on the selectboard, but longtime board member Robert Oliver will step down once his three-year term has ended, bidding farewell to the board after 19 years.
Oliver said he is retiring after more than 40 years of service to the town between the school board and selectboard.
BRISTOL — Usually when the Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school boys’ basketball teams meet, the records can be thrown out — the games are competitive regardless of how well the Commodores and Eagles are faring.
But Tuesday’s game at Mount Abe was the exception that proves the rule.
The 11-1 Commodores picked that night to put forth what might have been their most complete effort of the season against their 1-10 rivals and coasted to a 58-32 victory.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Tuesday, Jan. 17, a rainy day with temperatures near freezing, Vermont State Police responded to a two-car accident on Green Street in Waltham at around 1:45 p.m.
Knowing that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would release his income tax returns this week, I was prepared to write a column pointing out that the Massachusetts Republican was not one of us. We all knew he was rich, but how rich?
Then I saw the numbers and it gave me pause. Sure, “Willard” (as it says on his 1040 tax return) Romney is a millionaire several times over. But the numbers I’m talking about are the ones provided by other candidates.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team edged visiting Milton on Monday, 108.85-105.2, as senior Hailey LaFave won all four events and claimed the all-around crown.
Also posting top-six finishes for MUHS were Christie VanAmburg, Maelys Michels, Lindsay Wells, Gabrielle Ingenthron, Kayla Evans and Emma Snyder-White.
The Tigers’ last home meet of the winter is set for the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on this Friday at 7 p.m., when they host Randolph.
Tom Corbin has, over the past three decades, taken leadership roles in the Middlebury Development Corp., the Downtown Middlebury Business Bureau, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corp. He works at Middlebury College and lives in Charlotte.