April 24th, 2014
"Are you a dog person or a cat person?”
I hate that question. There are days when I don’t even consider myself a people person. Why bring pets into it?
Anyway, there is only one acceptable answer. While there are certainly people who prefer cats over dogs, we all know that it’s social suicide to admit it.
If you say you’re a dog person, people trust you.
The story in the Addison Independent (April 10, 2014) under the headline “Uncertain future seen for shorelands, water quality bills” explains why the waters of Vermont are polluted and unlikely to improve.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday agreed to apply for up to $10,000 in state grant funding for improvements to the municipal “warming hut” off Buttolph Drive. The warming hut was once used as a changing facility by hockey athletes playing at the nearby Memorial Sports Center. But the sports center now has its own locker rooms, and the warming hut is being groomed as a gathering spot for Addison Central Teens, which currently meets in the municipal building basement.
Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Rep. Willem Jewett and state Sens. Claire Ayer and Chris Bray.
I am writing about Bill H.883. I have been on the school board in my town for eight years and have a lot of reservations about this bill.
A lot of people have asked me why we are voting again on Article 6 (now Article 1) as we have already passed it. It is legal to revote on something (just one time) if 5 percent of the voters sign a petition that is presented within 30 days of the original vote. In this case 230 legal voters needed to sign such a petition. This is democracy and while it isn’t perfect or easy, it is the best system out there.
For clarification, Article 1 (previous Article 6) reads:
After reading the April 14 Addison Independent article titled “Phase II pipeline clears ACRPC hurdle,” we send our thanks to those of you on the commission who voted against this and its negative impact on so many Addison County residents.
Vermont Gas is getting the jump on its next public information campaign by hosting a series of community hearings for Phase III of its natural gas pipeline extending from Middlebury to Rutland. The target is to complete that section of the pipeline by 2020 at a cost between $130 million to $160 million.
For affected landowners in Middlebury, Salisbury, Leicester, Brandon and south, an open house in Brandon will be held May 8. (See story on Page 1A.)