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August 24th, 2015
VERGENNES — The annual Little City Races in Vergennes will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29, during the 34th annual Vergennes Day celebration. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Stevens House, adjacent to the Vergennes city green. Races start at 9 a.m.
VERGENNES — Motorists looking to drive through the city of Vergennes on Saturday, Aug. 29, should expect some delays due to a road race that will be run in conjunction with Vergennes Day.
The annual Little City 5K and 10K races will start at 9 a.m. on Main Street at the intersection with North Street. Runners and walkers will turn south on South Maple Street.
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison Central Supervisory Union has hired the following new administrators, faculty and staff for the 2015-2015 school year.
Wendy Cohen, ACSU, Strategic Plan Coordinator; Jennefer Eaton, Bridport, Principal; Jennifer Kravitz, Cornwall, Principal; and Scott Sivo, MUMS, Assistant Principal.
BRANDON — When changing circumstances recently led Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer coach Muffie Harvey to decide to step down from the post she had held for the past four seasons, OV activities director Steve Keith found an experienced hand waiting to take over.
MONTPELIER — If you haven’t completed a Vermont hunter education course but want to before hunting seasons, this is the time to act according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
“Vermont’s volunteer instructors of hunter education courses are scheduling their courses now on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website,” said Nicole Meier, hunter education specialist. “The courses have started and will continue for a few weeks, and fewer courses will be available by October because many instructors will be hunting.”
Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith officially announced his candidacy for governor as a Democrat in typical fashion: a straightforward announcement that nonchalantly recapped his life and career in Vermont, while intoning Vermont as a “state of opportunity” and implying that helping Vermonters realize those opportunities would be the foundation of his campaign — minus any lofty rhetoric or grand visions.
Nobody likes to take tests, myself included.
So it was with a fair amount of trepidation that I accepted Secretary Holcombe’s invitation to take the new Smarter Balanced Assessments in April. My anxiety increased when I entered Montpelier High to discover we would be taking the 11th-grade math assessments. Three of us had accepted the challenge and each suppressed visions of impending public humiliation like that reserved for adult contestants on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”
So why did we agree to do this?
Driving into Middlebury from Cornwall on Route 30 I am confronted by the very large roof of the new Middlebury town hall, facing south. I just hope that the Middlebury selectmen are future thinking enough to have planned to insert solar panels on that space.
Fossil fuels are non-renewable. Thus, the world and the U.S. are running out of these energy sources. In about 100 years they will be gone, and solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and nuclear will be our main sources. It is not too early to start adjusting whenever possible.