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January 14th, 2013
MONTPELIER (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his second inaugural address Thursday almost entirely to education, calling for stronger high school math requirements and college tuition breaks for science, technology and math students.
“Success in the new economy depends on an educated workforce with skills beyond high school in science, computer technology, engineering and math,” the Democratic governor told a House chamber packed with lawmakers, state officials, Vermont’s congressional delegation and others.
TIGER SENIOR TREVOR Emilo breaks through two Rice defenders during Saturday’s game in Middlebury. The Tigers lost the game, 3-1. That followed a 1-1 tie vs. Essex on the previous Wednesday.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
MONKTON — Residents of Monkton can now own a piece of local history created last year by Monkton Central School students and Pete Sutherland, the well-known and much-loved Vermont musician and songwriter.
The “Songs from Monkton Yore” CD, available at the Willowell Foundation website, features five songs that bring aspects of Monkton’s past to life, including the kaolin mining industry and the agricultural lifestyle of the town’s first residents.
VERGENNES — Addison County Republicans will meet this week to determine who they will nominate to replace Rep. Greg Clark, the Vergennes-area House member who was killed in a traffic incident on Nov. 30.
The Addison, Ferrisburgh and Vergennes Town Republican committees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Otter Creek Room of Bixby Library in Vergennes. They will select up to three persons to recommend to the governor to fill the vacancy in the office of state representative for the Addison-3 district.
SHOREHAM — A disagreement between Whistle Pig Rye LLC and Solar Haven Farm LLC, neighboring property owners on Bates Road in Shoreham, may be going to court.
A pre-hearing conference is scheduled with lawyers from both parties on Tuesday, Jan. 15, with site visits to both farms.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/10 MUHS vs. Stowe ............................ 4-1
1/12 Northfield vs. MUHS ........................ 3-1
1/9 Essex vs. MUHS ............................... 1-1
In his State of the State Address last Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin proposed a provocative question: “Success in the new economy depends on an educated worforce with skills beyond high school in science, computer technology, engineering and math. I ask you: Is Vermont prepared to meet this challenge? Are we ready to harness this opportunity so critical to our future prosperity?”
“The plain truth is,” he answered, “we are not.
Editor’s note: Gov. Peter Shumlin took the oath of office to start his second term as governor on Thursday. The following is Gov. Shumlin’s State of the State Address, which he delivered in the Vermont Statehouse after his swearing in ceremony.
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, members of our National Guard, fellow Vermonters:
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your governor for another term. It is an honor to serve, and every day I am grateful for this extraordinary privilege.