Archive - May 2011
STARKSBORO — Starksboro author Ellen Michaud’s new book, “Blessed: Living a Grateful Life,” has Addison County written all over it. Dripping with vibrant imagery and drawing from a wide range of local examples, “Blessed” is a call for women to rest their minds, open up their hearts, listen and realize the beautiful flow of spiritual light that runs throughout themselves and the world.
BRIDPORT — Bridport and Ripton have picked new elementary school principals who both have strong ties to Addison County.
Bridport Central School directors recently selected Kathleen Kilbourne to lead their students and teachers beginning on July 1. Kilbourne, 38, is currently associate principal of Milton Elementary School and previously taught for 15 years at Bristol Elementary School. She will succeed longtime Bridport Principal Georgette Childs, who is retiring.
A move by Democratic Sen. Peter Galbraith in the Senate Government Operations committee early last week sought to bifurcate some of the requirements of H.73, a law passed by the House earlier this session that seeks more transparency in government. Galbraith’s suggestion was to hold state government accountable for newer, and tougher, language that opens government records and public meetings, but exempt local governments.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team took control of Saturday’s game against visiting Vergennes with defense, allowing the Commodores only two shots on goal and taking a 7-1 halftime lead on the way to a 13-5 win.
Eagle Coach Tim McGowan’s second-year varsity program evened its record at 3-3, while the Commodores — who have been plagued by postponements and rain-soaked home turf — fell to 0-2.
MIDDLEBURY/BRISTOL — A planned Bristol-based clinic for the under-insured could face a substantial delay in light of federal budget cutting now under way in the nation’s capital, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Thursday.