July 24th, 2014
Editor’s note: This letter was sent to state representatives and senators serving Addison County and copied to the Independent.
We are members of the Middlebury Area Clergy Association. In writing you today in support of stricter regulation of guns and gun trafficking, we speak as individuals, not as representatives of our congregations.
MIDDLEBURY — After wrapping up the regular season with a pair of home wins over Montpelier this past Saturday and a loss on the road in Essex, the Addison County American Legion baseball team on Thursday will begin play in the Legion State Championship tournament as the No. 2 seed for the North Division.
AC will face the Lake Region team, the South Division’s No. 3 seed, on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Castleton State College to kick off the tournament. The two teams have not faced off yet this season.
In the June 23, 2014, article labeled “ACSU in search of new business manager,” the Addison Independent printed “Sharon Stearns, who had resigned in May of 2011 after having been placed on administrative leave.” With the legal process complete, I can finally respond to clarify the omission of facts that continue to be printed.
It seems the world has a country with power unequaled in all history. It is the United States of America, a title that I was once proud of when I was very young. I grew up in a propaganda system so complete with movies, great music and testimony from a corporate media, which constantly spent great effort describing the U.S. as the greatest country and the greatest democracy in the world.
GOSHEN — Brothers Jeremy, 25, and Justin Scheid, 28, of Sparta, N.J., came in together to win the 10K race in a time of 40:56, and Kevin Canty, 27, of Proctor, N.Y., claimed the 5K title in 25:04 at this past Saturday’s 36th annual Goshen Gallop. The challenging trail race attracted 85 runners.
Elisa Bradley, 30, of Portland, Maine, was the women’s 10K winner (49:06) and Caitlin Canty, who was listed in race results as 64 years old and from Proctor, won the women’s 5K in 29:30.
Dear Mr. Lynn,
As is sadly all too typical with your editorials, everything is presented with a liberal spin. The latest example is your editorial on the gas tax, where as usual Democrats are presented as the enlightened saviors of society in their never-ending battle to save us from the Republicans.
WEST HAVEN — Ron Proctor waited nearly two years to carry a checkered flag at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait became worth it as the veteran driver won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship in dominant fashion on Friday, July 18. Proctor headlined a list of winners that also included Bucko Branham, Jamy Begor, and Chris LaVair.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association chose a 72-year-old marathon specialist, a junior softball pitcher from BFA-Fairfax High School, and a junior track and field athlete from Mount Mansfield Union as its athletes of the month for May.
Elected in statewide balloting of VSMA membership were: Newton Baker of Montpelier as the Open Division Athlete of the Month, Kayla Mathieu of BFA-Fairfax as the High School Female Athlete of the Month, and Alec Eschholz of Mount Mansfield Union as the High School Male Athlete of the Month.