June 29th, 2015
This was composed for, and performed at, the Pubic Service Board hearing rally across the street from the service board offices on June 22 in opposition to the fracked gas pipeline. I was there in full Revolutionary War uniform singing and partaking in the rally. This is performed to the music of “The Sound of Music.”
The Destiny of Vermont
The hills are alive with a threat from afar
The fields are the path this monster shall scar
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh woman who was charged with striking and killing a man on a bicycle while she was driving drunk, has had her first court date delayed for two weeks.
At the request of the Addison County State’s Attorney’s office, Holly Gonyeau will be arraigned on July 13 at 12:30 p.m. on a charge of driving under the influence on June 17; she was originally cited to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Monday, June 29.
MIDDLEBURY — In recognition of Jim Daily’s 31 years of service and commitment to Porter Medical Center, the PMC Board of Directors announced last week the re-dedication of the hospital’s “North Wing” as the “James L. Daily North Wing.”
“The North Wing exists due to Jim’s foresight and leadership,” said Maureen McLaughlin, Porter Medical Center Board chairperson. “He has taken Porter Hospital from the days of ‘Big Brother’ (1984) to Big Pharma.
MIDDLEBURY — Doug and Debby Anderson are the part owners of a camp in northern New York state to which they can occasionally escape from their daily routines in Middlebury, where they reside.
That word “escape” has now taken on a new meaning for them.
Their camp, in Mountain View, is located within the targeted area of a painstaking search for two escaped convicts from the Clinton Correctional Center, located just 20 miles away in Dannemora, N.Y.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday green-lighted their local police department’s proposal to acquire Tasers, a device that officials believe will better enable officers to control aggressive and assaultive suspects without having to resort to deadly force.
“Taser” is the product name for what police refer to as a “Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW)” that uses an electrical charge to disrupt muscle control in a suspect to which it is applied.
MIDDLEBURY — Rep. Peter Welch this past Friday convened a meeting of Vermont’s distillery industry leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing this growing sector of Vermont’s economy. The Democratic Congressman also visited the Agri-Mark cheese-making plant while in Middlebury.
At the meeting of the distillers at Stonecutter Spirits headquarters off Exchange Street in Middlebury, Welch announced his support for bipartisan legislation to provide tax incentives for Vermont’s distilleries.
BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union is beginning the first phase of compliance with a state school merger mandate, with the Brandon-area school boards voting last week to use state funds and form a study group to consider its options.
MIDDLEBURY — The first-ever “Foodaroo” attracted more than 1,000 people to downtown Middlebury this past Sunday to sample unctuous edibles, hear a variety of great music and dance up a storm.