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October 23rd, 2014

Opinion: Mount Abe building project excludes 'hands-on' space

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Jim Brown



First and foremost I am writing this representing myself only. If what I am saying rings true with anyone else then it will serve as a reminder that you are not alone in your thoughts.

Second, I would like to acknowledge and thank all the folks on the building advisory committee for their long hours and hard work. My remarks are in no way meant to downplay your findings, only to express my opinion.

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Greg Dennis: Ag traditions old and new in House race

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Greg Dennis



It’s been true for decades that in Vermont most of us no longer live or work on farms. Addison County sometimes even seems to be slowly suburbanizing.

So it’s easy to forget how wrapped up Vermont’s identity remains with agriculture — from the beauty of our landscape to the local produce at the natural foods store around the corner.

While our politics are often dominated by concerns about energy, social services and healthcare, agriculture still has a big role to play.

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Opinion: School bond would add to surging ANeSU taxes

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Jim Feldhousen



I am responding to information that was sent out on the Mount Abe Renovation Project (air quality, tandem classrooms, access to the auditorium, pool, gym and library, etc.).

It is proposed that we would spend $32.6 million to add discretionary, nice-to-have, features for Mount Abe. Our property taxes are out of control and we still spend time and money figuring out how to spend more.

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Opinion: EPA has done a disservice by approving weed killer

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Judy Wiger-Grohs



I am dismayed by the EPA’s recent decision to approve Enlist Duo, a weed killer that contains 2,4-D, a key ingredient in the toxic Vietnam War defoliant Agent Orange.

The EPA ignored overwhelming scientific evidence showing its harm to human health and the environment. 2,4-D has been linked to cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and reproductive problems. It is highly volatile and may cause serious damage to nearby non-GMO and organic crops, threatening serious economic losses for farmers.

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Opinion: Vermont landscape being blanketed by solar projects

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Virginia Williams



The Green Mountain Boys of Vermont are back and this 21st-century army of renewable energy soldiers is by all appearances fighting for nothing more than personal gain. With warp-speed competitive zeal this 1 percent band of investors, developers and manufacturers is very busy blanketing the landscape of Vermont with solar fields.

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Field hockey: Eagles ground Cosmos in first-round game

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The No. 7 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday overwhelmed visiting No. 10 Springfield, 4-0, in a first-round Division II playoff game.

The 7-7 Eagles will next play at another area field hockey team, No. 2 Otter Valley (the 11-2 Marble Valley League A Division champ), in a Friday quarterfinal at 3:45 p.m.

The third local squad, Middlebury (7-4-2), earned the No. 4 seed in D-I and will host No. 5 South Burlington (8-5) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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Pee Wee invitiational races introduces kids to contests

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School cross-country team recently hosted its annual Pee Wee Invitational, in which children in grades pre-K through 6 come to Mount Abe and run a “cross-country” race. The results are as follows.

Kindergarten and pre-K boys and girls, 1/8 mile: 1. Irie Mazur, 52.29; 2. Lincoln Ward, 52.78; 3. Hagan White, 58.60; 4. Jake Jerome, 1:06; 5. Kassi Garrow 1:12; 6. Jackson, Ward  3:14.

First- and second-grade girls, 1/4 mile: 1. Caitlyn Marcotullio, 2:05.

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Good weather lures crowd to Ripton run

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Sunny skies and cool temperatures brought out a huge crowd for the 27th annual Ripton Ridge Run. Nearly 240 people participated in the 10.4K and 5K runs and the 5K Fun Walk on Sunday, Oct. 12. After the race, the wonderful weather allowed lunch, awards ceremony and raffle to be held outside on the grounds of the Ripton School.

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