Archive - Oct 23, 2013
Here is the decision that Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin issued on Oct. 18, 2013, regarding the proposed Lathrop gravel pit in Bristol.
Read Zach Desparts story on the decision by clicking here.
Halloween: I’m just not that into it.
Oh, I like the subversive part where kids openly demand — and receive — candy from random adults. I’m just not crazy about costumes.
It may stem partly second grade, when I missed Halloween altogether. On Oct. 30 I came down with chicken pox — all the rage in those days. I tried to convince my mother that I could still trick-or-treat since my costume would hide my condition. No dice.
It was back in 1981 when the modern right-wing assault on the role of government in our society began. Then, newly elected President Ronald Reagan said this during his inaugural speech:
“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
The attack continued through the Clinton years with a congressionally inspired government shutdown.
This week’s writer is Tom Pelham, who was finance commissioner for Gov. Howard Dean, tax commissioner for Gov. Jim Douglas and elected to the Vermont House as an Independent, serving on the House Appropriations Committee. He is also a co-founder of Campaign for Vermont .
By Tom Pelham
VERMONT — Vermont’s popular shotgun and archery fall turkey hunting starts Saturday, Oct. 26, in selected wildlife management areas (WMUs).
Shotgun or bow and arrow: Oct. 26-Nov. 3 in WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, and Q
Shotgun or bow and arrow: Oct. 26-Nov. 10 in WMUs F1, F2, K1, K2, and N
ADDISON COUNTY — Six law enforcement agencies will be among the 57 locations across Vermont prepared to accept unused or unwanted prescription medications this coming Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of national Drug Take Back Day.
The day is a law enforcement effort to assist members of the public with the proper disposal of medicines. Pills should not be flushed or thrown away but instead taken to one of the police or sheriff’s departments for proper disposal.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a 21-year-old Bristol man after a quarter-mile foot chase on Saturday.
Police said they saw Kaleb Gorton, who they said has a lengthy history of arrests and was wanted on an outstanding warrant, “hiding in the bushes” off School Street.
The summer of my 21st year, a long time ago, I worked in a machine factory in a small town in Switzerland, about 20 miles from Zurich.
I had worked the previous eight summers at a golf course in Maine, and I was ready for a change, an adventure, something independent.
My co-workers at the factory accepted me as a curiosity. We all wore the same blue common-laborer jumpsuit. For many, I was the first American they had ever known.