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July 20th, 2015
ITHACA, N.Y. — Sophia Abdul Sater, an integrated marketing communications major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, presented her work of the summer semester course — a series of photographs depicting her experience studying abroad in Italy — to faculty, staff and classmates mingling at the Umbra Art Show. Abdul Sater is a 2014 graduate of Middlebury Union High School.
Middlebury Actors Workshop, a small professional ensemble in residence at Town Hall Theater, announces its 15th anniversary summer production of “Greater Tuna,” starring founding members Steve Small and Harry McEnerny. The production opens on Thursday, at 8 p.m. in A.R.T.’s Black Box Theater at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. in Middlebury. Performances will repeat on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be additional performances next week.
BENSON — As we walked toward the starting line in Benson earlier in July, Rita Beardwood pointed at my ankles and laughed heartily.
“Say goodbye to your socks,” she said.
Beardwood’s joke held a degree of seriousness. After several days of rain, anyone setting foot on the Shale Hill Adventure Farm obstacle course was going to emerge needing a shower and clean clothes.
On May 20, when the governor, House Speaker Shap Smith and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger awarded the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce $100,000 to strengthen economic ties with Quebec, little did they know that “fast-tracking” something would prove so controversial.
That’s what happens when the fast-tracing process also avoids the normal legislative requirements of transparency. Mistakes are made and everyone is put in an awkward position.
Last week I traveled to Toronto to attend the Climate Summit of the Americas, which brought together Pan-American governmental, advocacy, energy and climate change leaders to share ideas on how we can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and capitalize on a cleaner energy economy to grow jobs and opportunity. I was so proud to represent Vermont at this summit because when it comes to combating climate change and finding opportunity in a green energy future, our state is a world leader.
In regard to all of the solar controversy going on in our world: This is pretty much my response to an e-mail I received pertaining to PSB Docket 8523: The power plant that is proposed for development at 820 Field Days Road in New Haven is seven times the size that our town plan allows. I feel very strongly on my position of responsibility.
I write this letter with a grateful heart. On Monday I unknowingly left my wallet at the Sunoco station on Court Street. It wasn’t until I got to my home in Brandon that I discovered the wallet missing. I was so happy to receive a phone call from Joe at the Sunoco station saying he had my wallet. A woman had found it and turned it in.
I have always had faith in God and people in spite of all the negative press we are bombarded with each day. So I thank Joe and this woman for your kind deed and pray that you will be blessed abundantly.