October 24th, 2013
In what is clearly an end-around tactic to derail the proposed town office project in Middlebury, a handful of town residents forced a vote on Tuesday that nullified a previous 5-1 decision supporting the measure — an action that may prevent the measure from coming to a public vote, all because of a dubious conflict-of-interest complaint.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Museum of Art last week inaugurated its newest addition to the campus’s distinguished collection of public art — a reinstallation of Vito Acconci’s provocative and seminal sculpture Way Station I (Study Chamber). The sculpture is located adjacent to the pond at the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Porter Field Road.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Acconci will give an illustrated talk, free and open to the public, in Dana Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/23 #8 MUHS vs. #9 MMU................... 3-2
10/22 #1 Mill River vs. #16 OV .............. 5-0
10/23 #5 Mt. Abe vs. #12 Woodstock...... 4-0
10/23 #15 MUHS vs. #2 L Region .......... 2-0
10/23 #8 Springfield vs. #9 VUHS ........... 3-0
Here is the decision that Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin issued on Oct. 18, 2013, regarding the proposed Lathrop gravel pit in Bristol.
Read Zach Desparts story on the decision by clicking here.
Halloween: I’m just not that into it.
Oh, I like the subversive part where kids openly demand — and receive — candy from random adults. I’m just not crazy about costumes.
It may stem partly second grade, when I missed Halloween altogether. On Oct. 30 I came down with chicken pox — all the rage in those days. I tried to convince my mother that I could still trick-or-treat since my costume would hide my condition. No dice.
It was back in 1981 when the modern right-wing assault on the role of government in our society began. Then, newly elected President Ronald Reagan said this during his inaugural speech:
“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
The attack continued through the Clinton years with a congressionally inspired government shutdown.
This week’s writer is Tom Pelham, who was finance commissioner for Gov. Howard Dean, tax commissioner for Gov. Jim Douglas and elected to the Vermont House as an Independent, serving on the House Appropriations Committee. He is also a co-founder of Campaign for Vermont .
By Tom Pelham
VERMONT — Vermont’s popular shotgun and archery fall turkey hunting starts Saturday, Oct. 26, in selected wildlife management areas (WMUs).
Shotgun or bow and arrow: Oct. 26-Nov. 3 in WMUs B, D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I, J1, J2, L, M1, M2, O1, O2, P, and Q
Shotgun or bow and arrow: Oct. 26-Nov. 10 in WMUs F1, F2, K1, K2, and N