January 20th, 2014
It’s time to step back and take an honest look at ourselves and the energy we use. We all, including me, use energy. In fact we use lots of energy daily, hourly, every minute of our lives. Energy for food, clothes, the air we breathe indoors, our medicines, our transportation, even bicycles, for it takes energy to build and sell and repair them, skiing, paper, and all our electronic gadgets, and everything we do.
This week’s writers are Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States, and Robert A. Pastor, a professor at American University and the senior adviser to the Carter Center on conflict resolution.
VERGENNES — Given that the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team features only two seniors on its roster, Coach Billy Waller says a major concern is that the Commodores show progress.
After Friday night’s home game vs. Missisquoi, Waller can probably put a check mark in that box.
After spotting the T-Birds the opening hoop, the Commodores erupted for a 16-0 run that featured crisp ball movement, balanced scoring and tough defense.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/16 Twin Valley vs. OV..................... 59-51
1/17 Fair Haven vs. VUHS ................. 62-44
1/18 Burr&Burton vs. MUHS ............... 52-37
1/18 Mill River vs. OV......................... 60-54
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball play in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham won twice, once over rival Vergennes, Otter Valley dropped two tough games, and Middlebury lost on the road.
The Commodores also hosted Missisquoi on Friday; see story.
EAGLES TOP VUHS
ADDISON COUNTY — High school boys’ basketball play proved to be tough sledding for local teams late last week, as Middlebury lost at home and Vergennes and Otter Valley dropped road games.
Mount Abraham was idle and will visit VUHS on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The first glimpse of a substantive proposal to finance Vermont’s planned universal health care system came Thursday at a sparsely attended meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus.
The caucus invited Sen. Peter Galbraith, D-Windham, to speak about his proposal, laid out in two separate bills, S.252 and S.254, to pay for Green Mountain Care, the public entity that will administer the state’s single-payer system.
VERGENNES — After listening to the second overflow crowd in the Vergennes Union High School library in six days, the VUHS board on Monday adopted a roughly $9.73 million spending proposal for the 2014-2015 school year that, including an extra $50,000 to start a capital improvement fund, would boost spending by about 3 percent.