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July 10th, 2014
On July 2, Vermont Gas Systems Inc. delivered a letter by hand to the Vermont Public Service Board announcing that they (Vermont Gas) have underestimated the cost of their Phase 1 gas pipeline by 40 percent. I wonder what else they have grossly miscalculated.
Middlebury’s voters will see a competitive election for the town’s two Vermont House seats, a consequence of Rep. Paul Ralston’s not running for another term.
Three candidates have filed for the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. Rep. Betty Nuovo, who has served in the House from 1981 through 1990, and again from 1997 to the present, will be seeking her 15th term in Montpelier.
Lawrence Miller wrote a community forum (Addison Independent, June 30) on the costs of the U.S. wasteful system of health care, which ranks as the most expensive in most nations and way down in providing good health. This is well documented.
One thing I do not find in his article is just how much U.S. versions of single payer, like that proposed for Vermont, will cost.
This week’s writer is Kathleen Agena, president of the Lindus Institute, which promotes intercultural cooperation and understanding on a broad range of national and international issues. She lives in Brandon.
I always liked John best.
He had the most irreverent sense of humor. He wasn’t afraid to make the kind of brutally frank social commentary that we heard from so few public figures back then.
John once said the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” and he might have been right.
George was inscrutable, and Ringo was for girls — except for the girls who like Paul best. He was the cute one.
BRISTOL — The reigning champions’ five-year winning streak was snapped last Friday at the 36th annual running of the Great Bristol Outhouse Race.
The Village Creeme Stand team was victorious, breaking the Snap’s Restaurant team’s supremacy in Bristol’s unique and beloved Independence Day competition.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury resident Megan Brakeley won the Middlebury Mountaineer’s month-long Green Mountain Pike Rodeo by hauling in the second-largest Northern pike (38.5 inches) of any of the 20 competitors, plus another five pike that exceeded the event’s 22-inch minimum.
WEST HAVEN — Bristol Late Model stock car driver Josh Masterson outdueled East Montpelier teen Emily Packard on July 4 in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 100 at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in an exciting race that track officials said brought the largest grandstand crowd in the West Haven track’s asphalt era to its feet.