June 3rd, 2015
In my summers between college semesters I worked for a construction contractor in Southern Vermont, performing work that didn’t require much skill, so much as basic knowledge of what end of the hammer to hold. I did everything from hanging sheetrock to demolition. I even helped raise an organ factory from the 19th century to build a new foundation under it.
When Governor Shumlin signed the $616 million transportation bill last week, he punctuated a hallmark of his administration: continued long-term investment in the state’s infrastructure that will lay the foundation for a better economy long after he has left office. The same could be said of gains made in early childhood education, cleaning up Vermont’s waterways and Lake Champlain, investing in renewable energy programs, aggressively addressing the state’s drug crisis and on and on.
The transportation bill is a case in point.
Seriously? Anti-airport poetry? (See Letters, June 1.) I am a pilot and a good running Lycoming aircraft engine IS poetry.
I very much question the claims made of noise. The airplane makes some sound and it is gone in a few moments. I have never seen items thrown from window sills. If statements like this are to be believed then the state should require tangible proof of any such claims.
My second-grade Brownies wanted me to send this letter to the editor:
If you live in an older house and have any paint that is chipped or peeling in any way, please test it for lead. Lead paint can be very dangerous and poison children and animals.
Our Brownie troop discussed several things that need to be addressed and lead paint was found to be the most important. One of the girls was sick when she was younger from lead paint poisoning.
The agreement to form the first Brandon/Leicester/Salisbury Insect Control District was approved by the voters in April 1978 and a union municipal district corporation (in accordance with all the requirements of title 24 Chapter 121 §4861–§4866 Vermont statutes) was formed.
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wholeheartedly supports the expansion of the Middlebury State Airport. As an organization whose goal is to support the economic prosperity and opportunities for the businesses and people of Addison County, we believe the expansion is much needed.
BRISTOL — It took eight innings, 12 stranded Eagle baserunners, key defensive plays, undoubtedly some bitten nails, and finally one clutch hit for the No. 5 Mount Abraham Union High School softball team to advance past visiting No. 11 Lake Region on Tuesday, 3-2.