Archive - Jan 2012
Knowing that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would release his income tax returns this week, I was prepared to write a column pointing out that the Massachusetts Republican was not one of us. We all knew he was rich, but how rich?
Then I saw the numbers and it gave me pause. Sure, “Willard” (as it says on his 1040 tax return) Romney is a millionaire several times over. But the numbers I’m talking about are the ones provided by other candidates.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Tuesday, Jan. 17, a rainy day with temperatures near freezing, Vermont State Police responded to a two-car accident on Green Street in Waltham at around 1:45 p.m.
BRISTOL — Usually when the Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school boys’ basketball teams meet, the records can be thrown out — the games are competitive regardless of how well the Commodores and Eagles are faring.
But Tuesday’s game at Mount Abe was the exception that proves the rule.
The 11-1 Commodores picked that night to put forth what might have been their most complete effort of the season against their 1-10 rivals and coasted to a 58-32 victory.
LEICESTER — On Town Meeting Day in March, Leicester voters will see a ballot with two open selectboard spots.
Incumbent Ron Fiske will be running to reclaim his two-year position on the selectboard, but longtime board member Robert Oliver will step down once his three-year term has ended, bidding farewell to the board after 19 years.
Oliver said he is retiring after more than 40 years of service to the town between the school board and selectboard.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team edged visiting Milton on Monday, 108.85-105.2, as senior Hailey LaFave won all four events and claimed the all-around crown.
Also posting top-six finishes for MUHS were Christie VanAmburg, Maelys Michels, Lindsay Wells, Gabrielle Ingenthron, Kayla Evans and Emma Snyder-White.
The Tigers’ last home meet of the winter is set for the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on this Friday at 7 p.m., when they host Randolph.
Tom Corbin has, over the past three decades, taken leadership roles in the Middlebury Development Corp., the Downtown Middlebury Business Bureau, the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Addison County Economic Development Corp. He works at Middlebury College and lives in Charlotte.
RIPTON — Bill McKibben had reason to celebrate last week after President Obama rejected a proposed massive pipeline that would have shipped oil from Canada to Texas. He was a prominent force in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
But the Ripton-based environmental activist isn’t taking a rest. McKibben and 500 protesters plan to march on Capital Hill Tuesday adorned in referee outfits.