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May 16th, 2016
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
Mushroom toxins are challenging to deal with. They can be hard to properly identify, their range of toxicity goes from minor to deadly, they appear suddenly — generally in wet, warm weather like spring and fall — and many animals can get to them easily.
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center provides this overview to help with diagnosis and treatment of mushroom toxicities.
BURLINGTON — Emerge Vermont, dedicated to increasing the number of Democratic women serving in elected and appointed office at all levels of government through a comprehensive 5-month campaign training program, graduated 17 program members on Saturday, May 7, in Burlington. Graduates received comprehensive instruction from expert trainers in campaign strategy, ethics, public speaking and communication, fundraising and finance, media and messaging, networking, field organizing, and women’s political leadership.
VERGENNES – The Vergennes Union High School softball team moved back over .500 on Saturday by easing past visiting Rice, 11-4.
It might not have been the best recent effort for VUHS, which has gone 5-1 since a 1-4 start, but the 6-5 Commodores took care of business against the winless Green Knights.
VERGENNES — Two local organizations teamed up in April to collect food and donations for the Greater Vergennes Area Food Shelf in a joint effort called the “Food for Families Food Drive.”
The St. Isaac Jogues Council 3664 Knights of Columbus from St. Peter’s Parish in Vergennes and the Greater Vergennes Rotary Club set up in front of Shaw’s grocery and Kinney’s drug stores to encourage shoppers to pick up something extra for hungry families in need as they did their shopping during a weekend in late April.
As Vermonters begin to parse the statements of the various candidates for statewide office, voters should sharpen their own pencils — and talking points — so they are ready to challenge statements that are overly vague or the equivalent of the political sidestep. That’s particularly true of gubernatorial candidates and their proposals to grow Vermont’s economy.
On my morning walk through Middlebury today, I saw a disturbing sight. The large granite blocks outside the new town office building now sport corporate advertising. I knew the selectboard was considering this approach to fundraising, because my company had been solicited for funds.
This week’s writers are Rep. Maxine Grad, D-Moretown, and Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, chair and vice chair, respectively, of the House Judiciary Committee.
It may be accurate to observe that Gov. Shumlin’s accomplishments during his final legislative session have been modest but it goes a bit too far to cast off the work of the General Assembly as “an uninspired, housekeeping session that was remarkable for how few initiatives lawmakers tackled” (VTDigger, May 7, 2016).