May 26th, 2016
NEW HAVEN — Campaigning has become second nature to Sen. Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, a veteran of two successful runs for both the House and Senate. He also broadened his political horizons in 2010 during an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor.
MIDDLEBURY — At last! Middlebury College will graduate more than 500 seniors on Sunday in a ceremony that will be steeped in tradition, yet with an air of lightness befitting the current generation.
Thousands of out-of-town guests are expected to flood the shiretown this weekend for the 215th Middlebury College Commencement, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the quad behind Munroe and Voter halls.
ORWELL — Orwell residents on June 21 will field, for the second time, a proposal under Vermont’s Act 46 to join five Rutland County communities in the Slate Valley Unified Union School District (SVUUSD).
SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on June 2 will be asked to approve a $1 million plan to replace the Maple Street Bridge, a well-traveled, 97-year-old span in the village that has been steadily deteriorating.
The bridge replacement project is one of three referenda local citizens will field through the Australian ballot vote. Residents will also decide whether to:
Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”
VERGENNES — Recent presentations by Vergennes Union High School students marked an important milestone in the school’s decade-long transition to requiring students to demonstrate mastery of material before they graduate, rather than just sit in their seats and earn classroom credits.
All VUHS students throughout their careers are now responsible for documenting their learning through the school’s Proficiency Based Graduation Requirement (PBGR) program, and for presenting evidence at the end of each academic year of their progress.
BRISTOL — Rep. Dave Sharpe has confirmed to the Addison Independent that he will be a candidate for speaker of the Vermont House, should he be re-elected to his Addison-4 seat this November.
The Bristol Democrat, a 14-year veteran legislator and current chairman of the House Education Committee, is hoping to succeed incumbent Speaker Shap Smith. Smith is stepping down from his House seat and will run for lieutenant governor.