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July 21st, 2014
Editor’s note: This guest editorial was written by my sister, who is editor of the Iola Register in Iola, Kansas. It was written in late May. We reprint it because the message is timeless, and because it as pertinent today as it was two months ago, and as it will be for years to come. - Angelo Lynn
The first cue that a problem exists is denial.
That’s why someone attending Alcoholics Anonymous begins with, “Hi, I’m Susan, and I’m an alcoholic.”
There is a three-way race for two seats for state representative in the Democratic primary in Middlebury this year. I would like to urge voters to choose Amy Sheldon and Betty Nuovo for these seats on Aug. 26.
This week’s writers are State Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory, both of whom are Republicans representing Rutland County.
The Vermont way is for neighbors to help neighbors and communities to come together to solve challenges. Energy infrastructure, like natural gas service, is one of the most important areas for Vermonters to collaborate.
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log recounting the large number of incidents with which they dealt during the month of May — some of great importance, others routine police work.
The Independent already published part of that log. Also during that month, Bristol police:
• On May 24 at 2:44 p.m. received a wallet found by a citizen in the park. Police located the owner and returned the wallet.
MIDDLEBURY — As newly appointed interim president, Dan Smith has set progressive goals over the next year to help Vermont Technical College better establish its niche in higher education, while attracting a higher number of applicants.
The goals are readily attainable, Smith said, because the college has proven itself as a wise investment for the state and its students, noting that 87 percent of its graduates either get a job in a related field or go on to further their education.
MONKTON — Water quality tests done by the Lewis Creek Association late last week have determined that two swimming sites in northern Addison County are currently unsafe for swimming.
The sites, along Lewis Creek at Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton, tested for unsafe levels of E. coli.
MIDDLEBURY — Sivan Cotel and Sas Stewart were honeymooning in Portland, Ore., last year, sampling the occasional cocktail at various restaurants and bars, when they had an epiphany that would change the course of their professional lives.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday debated how to handle a discrepancy in town zoning maps that could delay the siting of a new firehouse.
A committee charged with researching a prime location for a new firehouse last month recommended to the selectboard that it be built on West Street. The site contains portions of the Bristol Recreation Club and a plot owned by Ed and Suzanne Shepard.