Archive - Jul 2013
Peter Shumlin began talking about single-payer health care early in 2010, when he became a candidate for governor. Shumlin has not said much about single-payer recently. Some single-payer advocates wonder whether his administration is still committed to applying for a federal waiver to permit Vermont to establish a single-payer system in 2017, the earliest allowable date under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Here is one of my favorite sayings about yoga: “Not practicing yoga because you’re not flexible is like not taking a bath because you’re too dirty.” When I meet someone at a party and they find out that I teach yoga, a common response is, “I could never do yoga — I’m way too stiff.” That’s when I get to pull out the pithy little statement above.
ADDISON COUNTY — A two-car crash on Route 22A in Orwell late on the night of July 3 totaled both vehicles and sent one driver to the hospital, where he was still in critical condition early this week.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 1 cited Toni Marie Bachand, 25, of Vergennes for selling heroin, and later in the week also cited her for a criminal count of driving with a suspended license and for violating conditions of her release.
On July 1, city police allege that Bachand, while within the city limits, sold three single-use bags of heroin to an informant. That controlled buy was set up following an investigation, said Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel. Bachand, a Second Street resident, will answer the charge in court in August.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Eli Madden, 40, of Middlebury for simple assault, following their investigation of a reported fight between two men at the intersection of Main Street and Merchants Row on July 6. One of those involved was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of a head injury, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Took a drunken, local man into protective custody on July 1.
To read more about the outhouse races, see the Independent's article about it here: http://addisonindependent.com/201307outhouse-race-was-snap-defending-champs