Archive - Oct 14, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s Wright Theater will undergo a makeover next week as a large-scale mural of Vermont artist Sabra Field’s “Cosmic Geometry” is painted onto it’s backside.
The reactions by the two leading candidates for governor on the latest news from Vermont Yankee speaks volumes about each candidate’s approach to leadership — and each has its pros and cons.
Democrat Peter Shumlin, a long-time proponent of Vermont Yankee until shortly after it was purchased by Entergy, came out swinging and is more convinced than ever that a tough approach needs to be taken by the state to avoid sticking Vermont taxpayers with unforeseen costs down the road as a consequence of the tritium leaks.
BRISTOL — After seven scores and three lead changes during Tuesday’s high school girls’ soccer game between Vergennes and Mount Abraham, the host Eagles enjoyed the happiest goal celebration.
With 1:09 left in regulation, the Eagles capped a late rally when reserve forward Charlotte Paul popped in a loose ball from close range to make the score 4-3.
When the Commodores’ final bid missed — middie Lexa Higbee hit the side netting at 0:45 — the Eagles had earned their second win of the season, and had done so at the expense of a rival squad that has had their number in recent years.
LINCOLN — Louella Bryant’s writing career — much like the title of her most recent book — is beginning to blossom. Premier Book Awards recently named “Full Bloom,” the Lincoln resident’s collection of 14 short stories, the Best Book of the Year in the General Fiction category.
Local school board members and school officials are in the midst of finding out just how tough it is to cut 2 percent out of the budget. For the UD-3 board, which oversees the Middlebury Union Middle School and High School, that 2 percent amounts to $341,565 out of a $15,445,919 budget. But, as UD-3 Supt. Lee Sease said, the cuts really amount to closer to 4 percent because of the added cost of inflation.
That $341,565 reduction in expenses, therefore, becomes $661,000 — and that’s not small change.
MIDDLEBURY — When Bill McKibben and his 350.org team planned the 10/10/10 global work party/rally, they envisioned many smaller events cropping up in communities all over the world in place of the gigantic gathering of 2009.
But on Sunday, those small, sustainability-themed events really added up, said the Ripton resident and chief organizer.
Vermont’s Progressive Party may not be able to maintain its major party status for the 2011-12 biennium. State election law defines a “major political party” as one that has a local committee in at least 15 towns or cities, and has received at least 5 percent of the vote for one of the six statewide offices.
Major parties are allowed to nominate their candidates through primary elections. Several media organizations, such as Vermont Public Radio, also use major party status as the criterion for deciding which candidates to invite to participate in broadcast debates.
MIDDLEBURY — Sas Carey is still recovering from her summer vacation. To be fair, her summer travels were a bit more intense than most — the Middlebury resident spent July and August in Omnogovi, the South Gobi province of Mongolia, organizing a medical boot camp for doctors from the 16 hospitals within the province.