June 18th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Residents in the seven Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) towns will vote as soon as next March on a proposal to form a single school board that would have oversight over a single education budget for what would be a consolidated K-12 district.
BRISTOL — Bristol voters on Tuesday got a third crack at a proposed 2015-2016 elementary school spending plan, and they passed it this time by a convincing 285-134 tally.
It was the second dose of good news for Bristol-based public schools during the past week. On June 9, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters approved the Mount Abraham Union High School budget — also on the third attempt — by an 852 to 597 margin.
On Father’s Day, dads pass on wisdom, sons and daughters show appreciation, and off the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermonters catch a whole lot of fish.
Beginning Friday, June 19, more than 5,000 people will drop a line in Lake Champlain with the hope of catching a $10,000 record fish, taking home the grand prize of a pontoon boat, or winning one of more than 150 other prizes as part of this weekend’s 34th annual Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Derby.
Paul and Brian Dunkling will be among them.
The 2016 GOP presidential primary circus took a turn toward the absurd on Tuesday when real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump announced he was “totally” running for president.
On Tuesday, June 16, Gov. Peter Shumlin headed to the shores of Lake Champlain, first to Burlington and later to St. Albans, to sign H.35, a piece of legislation that he has called “the most significant clean water bill in the state’s history.”
The legislation will help unlock tens of millions of dollars of federal funds and provide $7.5 million of state funds over the next three years to clean up waters in the Lake Champlain watershed and other bodies of water across the state.
When it comes to gardening, I have a wealth of wisdom to offer.
I don’t mean “wisdom” in the sense that I know what I’m talking about, exactly. If you want that kind of wisdom, talk to the beloved Vermont horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi.
But if you’re looking for the wisdom of a common gardener — one who is somewhat lazy, insect-averse and lacking in common sense — look no further.
Some people, when they want to get to know their town, will join a club, sit in on some civic board meetings, attend church gatherings or take up reading the local newspaper. I’ve come up with a different strategy. I’m going to ride my bike on every street and road in the town of Middlebury, where I live.
Three Addison County high schools held commencement ceremonies this past weekend. Vergennes Union High School saw 87 graduates march across the stage and receive diplomas on Friday, June 12. Then on Saturday morning, Middlebury Union High School and Mount Abraham Union High School hosted commencement activities in their respective towns.
See stories and photos from each school here: