November 12th, 2012
With the Democrats’ sweep of seven out of the eight statewide offices and greater control in the Vermont House and Senate, one might think Dems will have their cards lined up in orderly fashion to push through a pre-ordained agenda.
It may not be that easy.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Teens is holding a three-day Clothing Swap and Shop at Middlebury schools this Tuesday-Thursday, Nov. 13-15.
The swap will be held at Middlebury Union High School in the hallway outside the school’s main office on Tuesday and Wednesday. The hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Thursday the swap will be held at Middlebury Union Middle School 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (the print edition of the Independent incorrectly says the Thursday swap will be at MUHS).
Many enjoy New England’s fall foliage for its aesthetics alone, and with good reason: It’s a spectacle that draws visitors from around the world. However, the unique progression of each foliage season also provides careful observers with insight related to forest health and short- and long-term climate.
BRISTOL — A group of middle school students has volunteered to serve as Greatness Reps at Mount Abraham Union High School, and will be leading a Kindness Campaign throughout the year with a goal of ultimately ending bullying.
MIDDLEBURY — On the occasion of this year’s national presidential election the Middlebury College Museum of Art has mounted an exhibit of 20 political cartoons — and one bronze sculpture — created by the noted political cartoonist Patrick Bruce “Pat” Oliphant (b.1935).
We've made complete charts of the polling results we received from around the county. Check them out to see how your town voted!
State Senate Race
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County balloting in the Presidential race on Tuesday mirrored statewide voting, as Vermont became the first state in the nation placed in Democratic President Barack Obama’s column in his march toward a second term.
Meanwhile, county voters also backed winners in all statewide contests. Eric Davis, a political analyst and a professor emeritus of political science at Middlebury College, noted how closely local balloting tracked with statewide results in what he called a big day for Democrats across Vermont.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore voters on Tuesday overwhelming endorsed incumbent Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, for a fifth term in office and also elected New Haven Democrat Chris Bray to represent them in the Legislature’s highest chamber.
Ayer, the former Senate majority whip and current chairwoman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, was the top vote-getter, notching 12,943 tallies. Bray, the former Addison-5 state representative and 2010 candidate for lieutenant governor, finished second, with 9,915 votes.