October 13th, 2016
SHOREHAM — “A farmer is always trying to figure out how to be independent,” said Shoreham orchardist Bill Suhr.
For Suhr, co-owner with wife, Andrea Scott, of Champlain Orchards, the foundation of that independence rests on sustainable energy.
Sen. Chris Bray, who has served in both the Vermont House and Senate, is one of the best elected officials we have known. He listens to his constituents with a greater depth of concern and really considers what he is being asked to support, then goes to work to find the best solution. We give him an A+ for being responsive to the concerns of the people of Addison County and Vermont.
VERGENNES — Chef-owner Ian Huizenga of Vergennes establishment Bar Antidote will soon double the collection of hyphens before his name.
Huizenga, a Bristol-area native, is set to become the chef-brewer-owner of Hired Hand Brewing Co. when it officially opens this weekend at the corner of School and Green streets, upstairs from Bar Antidote — Friday is the target date.
Please support Jill Charbonneau for representative from Middlebury. She will work on issues that are important to working Vermonters:
• $15 per hour minimum wage.
• Universal publicly financed primary care as the first step to single payer.
• A fairer tax system — currently the top one percent of Vermonters do not pay their fair share of taxes, depriving the state of needed funds. (Vermont ranks only 46th in tax fairness in the nation).
MIDDLEBURY — Key members of Addison County’s law enforcement and judiciary systems will take center stage at a public forum in Middlebury on Monday, Oct. 17, to put a face on the local criminal justice system and help area residents gain more insights into some of the recent, fatal confrontations that have occurred between police and citizens in other states.
The subjects of this essay are not the popular comic strip characters, but the real personages after whom they are named. John Calvin (1509–1564) and Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) do not convey their wisdom in easy installments and with gentle humor; they are harsh and acerbic and precise; their thought is difficult and systematic. Spinoza read them assiduously, took them seriously, borrowed from them, and creatively reshaped what he borrowed.
As one might expect from a Democratic Party candidate, one of the centerpieces of Sue Minter’s campaign is a “freebie.” She proposes free tuition for college students that attend the proper colleges and would fund this freebie by increased taxes on out-of-state banks that do business in Vermont. Thus, it would cost Vermont taxpayers nothing. Hah! Where does she think these banks will get the money for the increased taxes?
Jim Peabody, Sr.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Tuesday picked up its second 2-1 victory of the fall over Middlebury, this time on the Eagles’ home turf.
Nesta McIntosh scored twice in the second half to spark the Eagles. McIntosh’s second goal came late and snapped a 1-1 tie four minutes after Helen Anderson had equalized for the Tigers in an evenly played match — each team launched eight shots.