March 10th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — To say that the Rev. Stephanie Allen has had a busy week would be an understatement of Biblical proportions.
During that brief timeframe, Allen drove from Cleveland to Addison County, closed on a house in the town of Addison and delivered a sermon as the first-ever female pastor of the 110-year-old Memorial Baptist Church of Middlebury.
“It was a smooth transition,” Allen said with a smile on Thursday as she took a quick breather on what was only her sixth day as a Vermonter.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team claimed the program’s first state championship on Wednesday at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Fieldhouse.
But it wasn’t easy. The 19-3-1, top-seeded Tigers weathered a third-period storm in which they were outshot by 13-1 and played shorthanded for seven minutes to edge No. 2 Burr & Burton, 2-1, for the Division II crown.
BURLINGTON — On Thursday, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team lost to a Division II team for only the second time this winter.
But this time that setback came at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Fieldhouse in the D-II final.
No. 2 Stowe improved to 18-4-1 by rallying for a 2-1 victory over the 17-6 Tigers, in the process avenging the Raiders’ 3-2 loss to the Tigers on Jan. 31 and their 2-1 loss to MUHS in the 2011 D-II title game.
The failure of foreign aid and the damage caused by corrupt governments are highlighted in Paul Theroux’s latest book on Africa, “The Last Train to Zona Verde.”
In response to Ms. Jennie Anne Foster’s essay on abortion recently, I would like to point out some ironies in her philosophy. Her view is quite cut and dried. She picks Bible passages to support her view of abortion as murder, but the Bible is full of contradictions.
This is in response to a letter from a reader who disagreed with proposed legislation, H.62, now pending in the Vermont House, titled: An Act Relating to Prohibiting the Handheld Use of a Portable Electronic Device While Driving. This reader claimed she was an experienced driver, and could easily talk on a cell phone while driving.
Because of the closeness of the vote for the town/college plan for new town hall and recreation facilities, I believe it can be reasonably argued that Angelo Lynn’s editorials in the Addison Independent made the difference in the result of citizens’ choice on article 6. In recent editorials Mr. Lynn has been a dependable cheerleader for one side among the voices speaking about the future of our town.
If Vermont Gas Systems thinks it has had a rocky time with Phase I of the Addison County pipeline project, running from Colchester to Middlebury, they might want to reconsider their strategy for the next leg of the project. With Phase II, it’s going to get much worse.