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Knowing that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would release his income tax returns this week, I was prepared to write a column pointing out that the Massachusetts Republican was not one of us. We all knew he was rich, but how rich?
Then I saw the numbers and it gave me pause. Sure, “Willard” (as it says on his 1040 tax return) Romney is a millionaire several times over. But the numbers I’m talking about are the ones provided by other candidates.
BRISTOL — Usually when the Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school boys’ basketball teams meet, the records can be thrown out — the games are competitive regardless of how well the Commodores and Eagles are faring.
But Tuesday’s game at Mount Abe was the exception that proves the rule.
The 11-1 Commodores picked that night to put forth what might have been their most complete effort of the season against their 1-10 rivals and coasted to a 58-32 victory.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team edged visiting Milton on Monday, 108.85-105.2, as senior Hailey LaFave won all four events and claimed the all-around crown.
Also posting top-six finishes for MUHS were Christie VanAmburg, Maelys Michels, Lindsay Wells, Gabrielle Ingenthron, Kayla Evans and Emma Snyder-White.
The Tigers’ last home meet of the winter is set for the Middlebury Union Middle School gym on this Friday at 7 p.m., when they host Randolph.
RIPTON — Bill McKibben had reason to celebrate last week after President Obama rejected a proposed massive pipeline that would have shipped oil from Canada to Texas. He was a prominent force in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.
But the Ripton-based environmental activist isn’t taking a rest. McKibben and 500 protesters plan to march on Capital Hill Tuesday adorned in referee outfits.
MIDDLEBURY — Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell believes her company’s proposed merger with Central Vermont Public Service Corp. (CVPS) will stabilize utility rates, save customers $500 million during the next 20 years and make the state a stronger place to do business.