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November 12th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. — No. 6 Bowdoin eliminated the No. 4 Middlebury College men’s soccer team on penalty kicks in a NESCAC semifinal at Amherst College this past Saturday. The 9-6-2 Polar Bears edged the Panthers (9-3-5) by a 3-2 count in penalty kicks to advance to Sunday’s final. Bowdoin also defeated top-seeded Amherst via PKs in that game.
I don’t get it. Why are there all these complaints about the fields of solar arrays being so ugly? Eye of the beholder, I say.
I write to correct a potential misunderstanding in the Independent’s Thursday, Nov. 6, article titled “BMP Leader Urges Action on Report.”
The article could be read to imply that the creation of an Exchange Street Improvement District was my idea. To the best of my knowledge the idea was formulated and spearheaded by Brian Carpenter and some other Exchange Street property owners.
The evening before Election Day, I told my wife, Marian, that no matter what the outcome I had won. This feeling came from the support I have received from so many people in the four towns of Addison-4.
When you run for office, especially in a hotly contested race, you have to put yourself out there, and at times, you are a bit vulnerable. Having people write letters of support, donate their hard-earned cash and assist in your door-to-door efforts is huge and humbling.
Because the Osborne house move occurred through nighttime hours, most of us missed seeing that happen. Thanks to Middlebury Community Television’s Dick Thodal, we can see most of what we missed.
Dick calls his documentary “slow TV,” a two-and-a-half hour video of the event. It can be seen on local TV or on the MCTV website. On the web, one can view it in half-hour segments, or as one chooses.
Only 193,000 of Vermont’s 443,000 registered voters cast ballots in last week’s General Election. The turnout of 43.5 percent is a record low in the modern era of Vermont politics. This low turnout reflects strong dissatisfaction with the choice of candidates for governor.
I want to thank all of the residents of Addison-3 for the opportunity to meet you, visit your homes and hear your concerns. I knocked on 1,850 doors and upset many dogs but the result was getting to know my neighbors much better.