Archive - May 2, 2011
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.
ADDISON COUNTY — Late last week, county residents living near streams, rivers and lakes watched with bated breath as water levels climbed in some spots to record-breaking heights.
On Thursday, levels in Lake Champlain topped out at 102.36 feet above sea level, then began to slowly decline. Following more rain in the area late that night, water levels hit 102.64 on Friday. Those levels were far above the flood stage of 100 feet, and they exceeded the previous record lake height of 102.1 feet, set in 1869.
MIDDLEBURY — Last Thursday, one of the creators of an important report on Vermont agriculture stopped by Middlebury to highlight the pivotal role Addison County plays in the local food economy and to encourage those involved in local food production to keep at it.
“You guys rock. We all rock,” said Ellen Kahler to the approximately 40 county residents, food producers and college students who gathered at Middlebury College for her presentation on the statewide Farm to Plate Strategic Plan.