October 6th, 2014
In a recent piece in The New Yorker, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and Ripton resident Bill McKibben summed up the role of protestors and how individuals make a difference:
“I’ve never thought that people didn’t care. I’ve always thought that, to the contrary, climate change caused a peculiar combination of deep dread and a sense of powerlessness. We are, after all, so small compared to physics. We sense that our individual actions (the light bulbs, the Priuses) won’t add up to enough to matter.
Given the threat of global warming, it is critical that we prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere. However, the current system of solar development harms our communities while enriching the developers who quietly push legislation through Montpelier with well-placed lobbyists and campaign donations.
I respectfully submit this letter to the editor in support of the upcoming bond vote intended to support the renovation project at Mount Abraham Union High School.
A huge thank you to Kevin Harper of the Bristol Bakery, the Bristol Rescue Squad, and the nurses and doctors at Porter Hospital for being enormously helpful during an awkward incident Sunday morning.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes defeated Mount Abraham to highlight area high school boys’ soccer play in the latter half of last week. In other action, VUHS and Middlebury lost, while Otter Valley picked up a homecoming victory.
VUHS VS. EAGLES
UPDATE: BRIDPORT — Vermont State Police earlier today were looking for the owner of a horse that was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 22A in Bridport. Police have now found and notified the owners of the animal.
FERRISBURGH — A new criterion of Act 250 presents a key hurdle for auto dealer Tom Denecker and his plans to consolidate his operations on 34.91 acres at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A. That new criteria, which will be part of the Act 250 hearing on Oct. 23, will require Denecker to prove his proposal does not contribute to “strip development,” or that it “minimizes the characteristics of strip development.”
NEW HAVEN — Women have made some strides during the past 50 years in matching their male counterparts’ pay and advancement in the workplace.
But a statewide advocacy organization is maintaining that Vermont women’s quest for economic independence and job opportunities is an ongoing saga, and it’s time to change the story.