My wife and I left Vergennes in the summer of 2004 and when I saw the Jeff Margolis/VTDigger article on the Vergennes referendum regarding the Vermont Gas pipeline I felt I needed to speak out. The article brought back memories of another energy line involving Vergennes in 2003 and 2004. That line was the VELCO Northwest Reliability Project (NWRP).
This week’s writer is Bill Schubart, a Vermont entrepreneur, author and commentator on VPR. He writes about Vermont and the nation in fiction, humor and opinion pieces.
I will not be running for re-election in November of 2014.
I am happy and humbled to have had the opportunity to serve in the Vermont Legislature as one of Middlebury’s representatives in the General Assembly. I have long been interested in and active in politics, and my election in 2010 was a big step for my activism — and a big commitment. Now, my growing responsibilities to my customers and employees require that I return my focus to their interests.
Step into this house, girl, and I’ll sing for you a song. I’ll tell you all about where I’ve been. It shouldn’t take too long.
I lived with the decent folks in the hills of old Vermont. Where what you do all day depends on what you want.
I took up with a woman there when I was just a kid, and I smile like the sun to think of the loving that we did. Yankee lady so good to me, Yankee lady, just a memory.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/14 MUHS Girls at Bratt. ........... 4:45 p.m.
12/18 Hartford at MUHS Girls ....... 4:45 p.m.
12/18 St. Albans at MUHS Boys ....... 7 p.m.
12/21 MUHS Girls at B&Burton .... 5:45 p.m.
12/21 MUHS Boys at Lyndon ....... 4:15 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s soccer players Julia Favorito and Elizabeth Foody have earned All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The duo helped lead the team to its most successful season in school history, advancing to the NCAA Division III final four for the first time with a school record 17 wins to go along with a pair of losses and two ties.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury College football coach Mickey Heinecken will receive the George C. Carens Award for contributions to the game of football from the New England Football Writers.
Heinecken, the All-New England teams and several others will be honored at the organization’s annual banquet this Thursday, Dec. 12, in Stoneham, Mass. The Carens award has been given annually since 1952.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team dropped a non-league contest to host Skidmore, 63-50, on Saturday as Amber Holgate scored a career-high 15 points off the bench for the Thoroughbreds.
?Middlebury (2-4) jumped out to a four-point lead in the opening minutes of the contest and clung to the lead for most of the first half, pushing it to 17-12 with four minutes remaining on a layup from Sarah Marcus.? ?