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March 13th, 2014
This article originally appeared on VTDigger.org
ADDISON — Two women have filed a lawsuit alleging the town of Addison and the selectboard chairman unfairly discriminated against them because they are lesbians.
Attorney David Bond filed the suit on March 5 on behalf of Barbara Supeno and Barbara Ernst in Addison Superior Court, though the court could not provide the documents to the public early this week because the town of Addison had not been served paperwork on the suit.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Matthew Power, a Cornwall native who went on to become a highly respected and well-regarded outdoors writer, died of an apparent heatstroke in a Ugandan jungle while on assignment for the magazine Men’s Journal.
SALISBURY — The Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association welcomes Lord Dunmore back to Brush’s Point on Lake Dunmore for the Dunmore Dip Ice Out, an annual fundraiser to help fight the spread of Eurasian milfoil in the lakes.
NEW HAVEN — Paul Wood of Walden will give an illustrated lecture, titled “Inventive Vermonters,” at the New Haven Community Library on Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. He will talk about Vermont innovations of days gone by, such as an improved butter churn that was patented in Brattleboro and a gravity separator for separating cream from milk that was designed in Waterbury.
Are you facing the post-Oscar slump in movie releases? You’ve seen all the good ones – and they were good, no question, but there they are, still in the theaters. During the wait for new releases, try streaming some of these to the comfort of your couch.
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery celebrates Women’s History Month in March with an evening of art and conversation on Saturday, March 29, at 5 p.m.
“An Evening with Madeleine Kunin and Pat Musick” will feature former Vermont governor, author and feminist Madeleine Kunin. Kunin will give a lecture titled, “The Unfinished Work of the Women’s Movement,” and celebrate the unveiling of a painted portrait by Vermont artist TJ Cunningham.
MIDDLEBURY — While the Vermont Legislature did not convene last week, lawmakers received a homework assignment doled out by area voters on Town Meeting Day: Do something about rising education property taxes.
Vermont residents voted down 35 of approximately 250 school budgets that were on communities’ town meeting dockets on March 3 and 4 — the largest number of failed spending plans since the advent of Act 68 in 2005, according to Rep. David Sharpe, D-Bristol.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday began the process of drafting a new budget for the school after voters in the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns rejected the original spending plan on Town Meeting Day.
Comments by VUHS board members and ANwSU officials there and afterward showed some differences on how much and even whether to cut the budget, including the need for staff reductions.