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Last week, while Congress was in recess, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., joined eight House colleagues on a trip to France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. This trip was not a junket, but a working visit with officials of the host governments and U.S. diplomats and military personnel stationed in those countries.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Kimber I. Mills, 23, of Middlebury for domestic assault, following an alleged fight at a Route 7 South residence on Jan. 15. Police said the victim alleged that Mills had stabbed him “multiple times” with a pair of scissors.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•Received, from an honest person, an endorsed check found in the Merchants Row area on Jan. 9. Police called the person who had lost the check.
•Went to the scene of a vehicle-deer crash on Route 30 on Jan. 9.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Brandon man on Monday night was rushed to the hospital with head injuries he sustained when the car he was driving was struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 7 in Leicester.
It’s practically an indisputable fact of modern life that information is king. And thanks largely to the free flow of the U.S. Internet, we have access to it in unprecedented abundance.
The speed by which citizens of any socioeconomic class are able to access information, the quality of information they’re able to access and the ability to sort through vast layers of up-to-the second news is at an all-time high for Americans.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School board on Tuesday approved a proposed budget that would level-fund education spending for next fiscal year.
Under the proposal, overall expenses would increase 0.7 percent to $13,542,142, but education spending — the part of the budget that directly affects tax rates — would remain the same as this year at $11,309,068. Additionally, the per pupil spending rate would increase 4.1 percent next year to $13,552.
How might this proposed budget affect property tax rates?
MIDDLEBURY — Just before the Jan. 12 second anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, three local moms early this month delivered more than 700 pairs of shoes collected in Addison County to needy children on the Caribbean island.
“There is an incredible culture of humility that happens when you take a trip like this because we come from a place of such excess by comparison,” said Andrea Ward, a New Haven resident, who made the Jan. 4-8 relief trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with Maria Graham and Kelly Hickey.