January 9th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — One prominent member of the Middlebury Town Office/Recreation Facility Project Steering Committee was missing from last Tuesday’s meeting of the committee: ID-4 school board chair Ruth Hardy.
On Jan. 4, Hardy resigned from the committee, saying that her presence on the body was no longer needed. She represented ID-4, which owns the land where a new town gym originally had been proposed. But since the Middlebury selectboard voted last month to favor a site off Creek Road instead, Hardy said she was not needed on the committee.
The challenge of government is allocating scant resources to meet an insatiable demand.
From the residents of Middlebury:
Late last year, Rep. Paul Ralston, one of Middlebury’s two representatives in the Vermont House, announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election in 2014.
Late last summer my wife, Nikki, and I headed down to Middlebury Market for our last creemees of the season. She got a kiddie twist. I got a classic vanilla, small. No sprinkles. We wandered up to Twilight Hall and sat in the grass overlooking the town gymnasium. It was an exceptional afternoon. The sun was shining low in a deep blue sky and a sharp breeze reminded us, sitting as we were in the cool shadow of humble Twilight, one of the most beautiful buildings in town, that fall was near.
Paul Stone had a lot of nerve to accuse seven of our local clergy of not taking the time to understand what they are preaching about. Their letter to the editor was a collaborative sermon on a matter they have studied.
Stone’s statement that “emotional anecdotes are not particularly helpful” was insulting and untrue. How people feel about things does matter and the development of our emotions is the path to intelligent actions.
Editor's note: Former Middlebury Selectman Victor Nuovo, who recently resigned from the selectboard, submitted the following letter to the editor:
This community is amazing. From business financial backing, to sign painting, fan cheers, to a firetruck escort into town, Middlebury certainly sets an impressive example of how a town can support its youth. The captains and coaches for the 2013 Division I state champion Middlebury Tiger football team would like to thank everyone in this community for their astounding encouragement and continued congratulations following our perfect season this last fall.