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August 4th, 2014
MONKTON — On Thursday Sen. Chris Bray will host a third meeting between Monkton residents and the Department of Public Service to address issues related to the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, a pipeline that will run through the town.
While previous meetings have focused on the negotiating tactics used by Vermont Gas Systems to secure land use agreements from three dozen affected landowners in the town, this round of talks will center on possible soil contamination from a disinfectant spray used on Vermont Electric Company power poles.
BRIDPORT/SHOREHAM— Vermont State Police closed a section of Route 22A in Bridport near the Shoreham town line on Monday evening due to a two-car, head-on crash.
LINCOLN — After a successful first year of professional mountain bike racing that brought victories in both downhill and enduro categories in 2013, Alison Zimmer of Lincoln is racing well this season and hopes for a smooth ride for the rest of the summer.
In the business world, one of the harbingers of success and innovation is seen by an entrepreneur’s ability to ask the right questions.
Why is the market reacting the way it is? How could the business respond in beneficial ways? How can the business make its products better to meet public demand, or expand in directions not previously considered? Hypotheticals are posed and examined.
Communities would benefit by doing the same.
This week’s writer is Meredith Angwin of Wilder, a physical chemist who worked for electric utilities for more than 25 years and now heads the Energy Education Project of the Ethan Allen Institute. She writes a blog called “Yes Vermont Yankee.” This was first published in the Valley News on June 29.
BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School officials did not have to look far for a new varsity girls’ soccer coach this summer — they picked Rick Hedding, the JV girls’ soccer coach for the past four years, to take over from resigned former coach Dave Brown.
At Porter Hospital, in late July, a young boy demonstrated a very simple act of kindness. He walked up to a volunteer in the front lobby and handed him a baggie filled with change — $6.19 to be exact — as a donation. He did not leave his name, how he had raised so much, or why he was donating the money. He turned and walked away.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week professed his strong support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution as a way to slow global warming.
Sanders, who has long been outspoken on the issue of climate change, said he supports the agency’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a benchmark. He testified at one of several EPA public hearings last week.