May 1st, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Supporters and opponents of a proposal to build a new municipal building and recreation center in Middlebury are busy trying to expand their respective camps in anticipation of a May 13 reconsideration referendum on the $6.5 million project.
VERGENNES — It’s not unusual for Vergennes residents to stage benefit concerts at the Vergennes Opera House. For example, Main Street innkeeper Bill Walsh brings his former New York stage colleagues to the Little City annually for the well-received “Broadway Direct” shows.
And at least one student, Vergennes Union High School’s Matteo Palmer, now a senior, organized a 2012 event with local musicians to help fill the theater’s coffers.
BRIDPORT — Raising five young children takes patience, physical strength and some ingenuity.
Nancy Sunderland possesses all these qualities, and is using them to literally reduce the heavy lifting of child rearing for moms and dads. Along with business partner Jessica Young, Sunderland has formed the company Poe Wovens, which is making woven baby wraps to help parents comfortably and stylishly carry their infants or toddlers with less stress.
It was the kind of situation no one imagines themselves in, conjuring feelings of betrayal and outrage that the very thing designed to protect my valuables was now keeping me from them.
My bike lock wouldn’t open.
During President Obama’s first term, the Justice Department defended the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court proceedings brought by same-sex couples seeking to have their relationships treated equally by federal agencies.
In her new book, “Forcing the Spring,” Jo Becker, a reporter for The New York Times, recounts how Obama changed his position on marriage equality and directed officials in the Justice Department to drop their defense of DOMA.
I'm writing in support of Let’s Grow Kids, the new public awarenesscampaign that launched on April 25 with a goal of raising awareness about theimportance of the earliest years in the lives of our children.
Editor’s note: The writer sent this letter to Rep. Harvey Smith and Sen. Chris Bray.
While working to pick up the trash along the roads and in the DAR State Park near my home in Bridport this week, it occurred to me that an increase in the deposit on beverage bottles and cans would do more to take care of this problem than any public service announcement.