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October 1st, 2015
HANCOCK — The Middlebury College Snow Bowl will hold its annual Snow Bowl Family Bash on Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Middlebury Ski Patrol.
The Worth Mountain Chairlift will be open for lift rides, with spectacular views of the fall foliage. Patrons may alternately choose to ride the lift up and hike down, or hike up and ride the lift down. Lift tickets cost $3 for stu- dents and children, and $5 for adults.
Doom and gloom, that’s all we hear about from the government. Hackers breaking into federal databases to steal mountains of information on common Americans, bureaucrats injudiciously spending tax money on poorly thought out projects, lawmakers arguing over the stupidest things while roads crumble, children missing much-needed medical care and so-called regulators letting Wall Street crooks drain our retirement accounts with impunity.
Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, the chair of the Vermont Progressive Party, has said the Progressives will likely run a candidate for governor in 2016, after having sat out the gubernatorial campaigns in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Mulvaney-Stanak said that Progressive Party activists do not trust that a Democratic governor would be a strong advocate for their policy positions.
I received the following notice last week in my Addison Northwest Supervisory Union email account: “VEHI (a nonprofit org that provides health insurance benefits to school employees) files 7.9% Contribution Health Rate Renewal with Dept. of Financial Regulation” — 7.9 percent!
Act 46 enacted during the 2015 legislative session is requiring school districts to unify and cap their annual school budget increases to 2 percent or taxpayers will be penalized and have to collect $2 for every $1 over the cap. That is a hefty penalty.
Amy Sheldon wasn’t actually lost — she pretty much knew where she was in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks — but she felt lost. And alone.
In the dead center of the Adirondack wilderness and hiking by herself, she was headed up Cliff Mountain.
One source refers to Cliff as “the great Adirondack vertical swamp.” And as she started the climb on this cool, rainy day, Sheldon faced a trail with a lot of treacherously slippery rock.
It is easy to think that with all the violence in the news today that the destructive side of human nature is getting worse. But a look at history will show that in fact our capacity for violence is not getting worse, but has stayed very much the same. Our potential for barbarity has existed alongside our potential for culture from ancient times up to the present day. The question has always been how to balance our instinctive drive for survival with how we view the world morally. It is our moral beliefs that inform our actions and these we learn at a young age.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team erupted for a season-high number of goals on a rainy Tuesday, and ultimately needed almost all of them to earn a 5-3 victory over visiting Vergennes.
The Tigers struck early, scoring on their first shot, and built a 5-1 lead with 10:07 to go on Joao Pedro Ribeiro’s second goal of the game.
The Commodores answered with two goals in less than a minute, the second coming from senior midfielder Aaron Gaines at 6:47 before the rally fizzled.
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team rallied for a dramatic 4-3 win at Division I foe Rutland on Monday, when Allison Lowell scored three of her four goals in the final 10:11 to erase a 3-1 Raider lead.
The victory moved OV to 5-1-2 and into second place in D-II entering a two-game set with third-place Woodstock (3-2-2). The Wasps are set to visit on Thursday afternoon, and OV will travel to Woodstock on Saturday afternoon. Undefeated U-32 remains in first place.