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September 24th, 2014
I’m a fun, football-loving, school-supporting Addison County resident. So I should have been looking forward to attending a Middlebury Tigers home football game last Friday night, right?
Well, I would have been, except the games don’t start until 7, a time when the sun is going down, the temperatures are dropping and my thoughts are turning to how nice it would be to crawl into a warm bed with a good book.
I am confounded seeing those two words on the yard signs of Valerie Mullin, candidate for Vermont House, Addison-4 (Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln). Is she claiming to represent Vermont values? Do not her opponents also represent Vermont values? They have received all their votes from people living in Vermont, so it would seem so.
World leaders are meeting at the U.N. this week, in the wake of Sunday’s historic People’s Climate March — which filled the streets of Manhattan with more than 400,000 people calling for action to curb climate change.
U.N. conference rooms will be filled with ponderous discussions, hard negotiations and perhaps a bit of progress toward a new global treaty to fight what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”
This week’s writer is Andy Kirkaldy, an Independent reporter who has covered education in the Vergennes area for two decades.
A major shift in the way Vermont schools must deliver education is looming, and there is a way for Vermonters to help our schools adapt — by supporting a single Vergennes teacher with 30 seconds of their time.
BRISTOL — On a virtually ideal Tuesday afternoon for running at Mount Abraham Union High School — 60 degrees, windless and mostly cloudy — the Middlebury boys’ cross country team took second and the Eagle girls were third to highlight the Eagles’ only home meet of the fall.
Tiger junior Christopher Garner finished fifth in the seven-team boys’ race for the top finish among local runners, while Eagle senior Chris Carter (eighth) and MUHS junior Nikhil Plouffe also cracked the top 10.
MIDDLEBURY — Another big win this past Friday night has put the defending champion Middlebury Union High School football team firmly in the driver’s seat for a top seed, if not the top seed, for this year’s Division I playoffs.
Word is that our basketball-playing President Obama has fallen in love with golf.
He tries to get out on the golf course once a week. He says that playing golf makes him feel “almost normal; ... it’s the only time I’m outside.”
His critics find this diversion unseemly, charging that he is fiddling while Rome burns. The Tea Party site Obamagolfcounter.com tracks how many rounds he has played while in office. At last view, it registered 192.
MANCHESTER — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team blanked host Burr & Burton on Tuesday, 2-0, to improve to 6-1.
OV pitched its fourth straight shutout and won its sixth straight game to set up a Friday matchup at undefeated Division III power Bellows Falls. As of Tuesday, OV was third in D-II behind Rice (6-1) and U-32 (5-1) in the Vermont Principals’ Association quality-point standings.