May 23rd, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury split two games, Otter Valley won once in three outings, and Division III Mount Abraham and Vergennes lost to visiting D-II teams.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/19 MUHS vs. Rice................................. 9-8
5/20 MUHS vs. Essex.............................. 9-7
5/18 MUHS vs. Mt. Mansfield................... 9-5
5/18 Rutland vs. OV............................... 14-9
The Beltway chatter among political pundits, as well as the Democratic Party elite, have been hammering home a single storyline for the past two weeks: Bernie Sanders’s continued presence in the primary is hurting Hillary Clinton’s chances to beat Republican Donald Trump.
To the extreme minority of folks that are climate change deniers like the letter writer (Addison Independent, May 12, 2016, “Sorrell joins the ‘global warmists’”), they would have to be conspiracy theorists or lacking in knowledge to not understand the clear consensus that climate change is happening and that human activities are contributing greatly to it.
Our pioneers ventured to an expansive new land of country fertility and vast horizons. An opportunity for a new life, where in England and Europe they were oppressed and religiously persecuted. The Homestead Act, the Boston Tea Party, Jamestown settlements — all our forerunners indicated they wanted to be fair, just and equitable in giving a new generation an opportunity of a lifetime.
Your May 12 “Dunne outlines formula for economic recovery” disappointed me because it gave no indication that the interviewer (presumably the article’s author, John Flowers, but perhaps the editorial board or others, as well) asked follow-up questions, such as are essential in getting beyond any candidate’s mere boilerplate responses.
LINCOLN — A biting cold wind and light specklings of May snow could not damper the enthusiasm of the 36 fifth- and sixth-graders of Lincoln Community School who watched their 143 hand-raised brook trout swim free in the New Haven River Monday afternoon. An admiring crowd of fellow students in kindergarten through fourth grade cheered them on.
The trout release was the culminating step in the students’ semester-long study of ecology, through the lens of brook trout as an indicator species.
MIDDLEBURY — As Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith looks at the tasks ahead for Vermont government, the candidate for lieutenant governor said one of the keys to future prosperity is giving young people more reasons to stay here.