March 21st, 2014
This week’s writers are Annie Noonan, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor and Lisa Gosselin, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development. Gosselin is married to Addison Independentpublisher Angelo Lynn.
The fifth and sixth grade classes at Lincoln Community School on Thursday put on a play called "Mud and Water," about the town's history of deluges. Photos by Trent Campbell.
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ADDISON COUNTY — Two key Addison County lawmakers involved in the state’s health care reform effort said they are pleased with Vermonters’ response to the new health insurance exchange and conceded that long-awaited financial details about the transition to a single-payer system probably won’t be available until early next year.
That was the word this week from Sen. Claire Ayer of Addison and Rep. Mike Fisher of Lincoln, both Democrats.
MIDDLEBURY — Resident Howard “Skip” Brush confirmed on Tuesday that he will spearhead a petition drive to force reconsideration of Middlebury’s Town Meeting Day vote in favor of a $6.5 million plan to build new town offices and a recreation center.
RUTLAND — Monday was a good day for Karen Kane. While it was exciting and encouraging having Sen. Patrick Leahy hold a field hearing of his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Rutland on opiate abuse in Vermont, there was something even better. Just before the hearing began, Kane, of Brandon, learned that a spot opened up at the Mapleleaf Farm drug treatment center in Underhill for her 24-year-old son, a heroin addict.
LINCOLN — As the saying goes, the show must go on. Not snow days, nor sickness, nor stage fright will stop the fifth- and sixth-grade thespians at Lincoln Community School from putting on their annual play, which they have worked on for three months.
The production, “Mud and Water: Flood Stories from Potato Hill and Downstream,” turns a spotlight on Lincoln’s history of deluges. It debuted Wednesday and will feature an encore performance Thursday evening in the school gym.
ADDISON COUNTY — After working up to 40 hours a week since the start of winter getting his taps in the maple trees, tubing cleaned and hung and sap boiling and syrup bottling system ready to go, Don Gale of Lincoln described the sugaring season so far in three words:
“Nothing, nada, zero.”