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February 23rd, 2017
CRAFTSBURY — This past Saturday, nine Middlebury-area Nordic skiers traveled to Craftsbury for a day of racing. The goal was to qualify for one of two teams — an elite high school team and an under-age-16 group — that will represent Vermont in regional youth championship races next month.
Gloria Warden is running for her second term as Town Clerk. She has also served the town as a planning and zoning board member. I have always found her to be unbiased, fair and always working for the Town’s best interest. Please join me to support her in the upcoming election.
I am running for the Ferrisburgh Treasurer’s office because I am at a point in my work life where I can step forward to help. By design, an elected Treasurer is responsible only to the voters; however, to effectively run our town government the Treasurer and Selectboard must work well together.
If elected I will do my best to follow the accounting practices as recommended by our certified public accountant, be available during published office hours and foster town office operations based on cooperation and teamwork.
An article to increase the stipend paid to the Middlebury Town selectboard members to cover the costs they incur while serving the town will appear on the ballot on Town Meeting Day. This proposed increase would be the first since the current stipend for selectboard members was adopted 22 years ago.
ESSEX — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team concluded its season by finishing sixth among 10 teams at this past Saturday’s state championship meet at Essex High School.
Host Essex won the title for the 12th straight season, scoring 144.25 points to defeat second-place Champlain Valley (139.775), with South Burlington (131.90) in third. Division I St. Johnsbury took fourth (121.20).
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team finished third in both of its disciplines, Jazz and Hip-Hop, at the state championship competition, held on Saturday at Vergennes Union High School.
Mount Mansfield won both those disciplines by wide margins. Lamoille edged the Tigers by a single point for second place among nine teams in the Hip Hop competitions, while South Burlington finished second among eight teams in Jazz.
MIDDLEBURY—For centuries, people have imagined smart machines inhabiting the earth in fictional stories. As these “intelligent” machines cross over from the realm of fiction into reality, the impact of this technology on people, communities, and society at large takes on new urgency.
Those thorny issues will be the focus of a public lecture, “Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges,” by Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Barbara Grosz on Monday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, room 216.
On a recent weekend, I was looking through a box of miscellaneous items when I came upon an A&P store ad for grocery and meat prices and also produce.
The ad was 35 years old. It was in a local paper dated July 4, 1982. I worked for the A&P company for 35 years. The month I retired was August the same year.
Now, people have to work two or three jobs to keep themselves afloat to make an honest living. The prices now have doubled and tripled since, and so hasn’t everything else.