February 9th, 2015
I write in support of the many Vermont citizens, elected officials, and public servants who continue the struggle to create a health care system that will serve all Vermonters fairly and well. Suffering from a serious illness is hard enough without bearing an expense that destroys the financial security of a person or a family. Can’t we Americans hear the reports of people in other nations that are doing better than we are?
It seems a week doesn’t goes by without someone in the media bemoaning the lack of job opportunities for young people in Vermont. While Vermont is an attractive place to live, we need professional jobs to keep our population rooted. The solar industry, while not new, has seen remarkable growth as costs have become affordable, and accessible programs like community solar arrays pop up. Turns out that deploying clean, renewable technology necessitates a significant workforce.
On Thursday, Jan. 29, you reported on candidates running for Vergennes City Council. I would like to take the time to offer more information on Jeff Fritz.
A Jan. 29 letter to the editor of the Addison Independent, by John Burton of Cornwall, unfairly and unjustly criticizes Rev. Barnaby Feder, minister of Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Defending Division I girls’ hockey champion Essex outlasted host Middlebury on Saturday by 4-1, a score that included two empty-net goals for Essex in the final 46 seconds.
The defending D-II champion Tigers, who moved up to D-I this winter, outshot the Hornets, 28-22, including by 24-10 after a first-period that saw the Hornets take a 2-0 lead.
The result tightened up the D-I standings with home playoff ice at stake as the regular season nears its end.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury won its sixth straight game, this time at Mount Abraham’s expense, to highlight local high school boys’ basketball action late last week. In other action, Otter Valley won on the road and Vergennes split two games.
TIGERS OVER EAGLES
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes split a pair of games to highlight a tough stretch for local high school girls’ basketball teams late last week, when Mount Abraham saw a winning streak end and Otter Valley and Middlebury each lost twice.