Archive - Mar 26, 2009
ADDISON COUNTY — As Vermont’s dairy farmers lose money on every gallon of milk they produce, dairymen these days are wondering if they’ll survive the latest downturn in the volatile milk market. The crash in the price farmers get for their milk has forced 24 Vermont farms out of business since December, according to the Agency of Agriculture.
But even if they make it through this current crisis — which, with its $10 and $11 per hundredweight (cwt) milk prices is admittedly the worst farmers have seen in years — the long-term outlook for the industry is murky.
BY JOHN FLOWERS
MONTPELIER — Addison County and Brandon’s two state senators voted with the majority of their colleagues on Monday in endorsing a same-sex marriage bill that has now moved to the House Judiciary Committee.
By JOHN FLOWERS
VERGENNES — Local lawmakers are seeking a meeting with Gov. James Douglas and top legislative leaders to protest recent cuts in state services to Addison County, services they argue will end up costing Vermonters more than they save in the long run.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team picked up three recent wins, none bigger than Tuesday’s comeback, 12-10 victory over previously undefeated host Washington & Lee, which entered the game ranked No. 6 among NCAA Division III squads.
By Andy Kirkaldy
To the great amusement of my family and me, I was recently dubbed a “know-it-all” elsewhere in print.
So why argue?
In fact, to prove the truth of that label, I will reveal what I learned by pulling aside the veils that hide the future from most. (But remember, gambling is illegal, and all wagers are made at the bettor’s risk.)