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January 14th, 2015
This week’s writer is Vergennes Chief of Police George P. Merkel, who is president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police.
As the debate over school funding heats up I would like to add my voice to those who view our school taxes too high AND unfairly allocated. I believe the two problems are interrelated.
In this last election cycle a precious few enlightened Citizens beheld the voice of one crying in the wilderness, a lone echo, and they cast their votes in the hope of a rebirth, a renaissance, a new beginning. I was humbled and profoundly grateful for these heroic voters from across Vermont from Shelburne to Shoreham, to Orwell, Whiting and Middlebury.
This week's writer is Rep. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh.
After reading Monday’s article about Gov. Shumlin’s agenda for the next two year, I have concerns. Most of the article describes Shumlin’s plan to clean up the lake and prevent future runoff and pollution.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Saturday defeated visiting St. Johnsbury, 118.1-112.3, in the Middlebury Union Middle School gym in what was a rare opportunity to compete against a team that is not a Division I school and is not based in Chittenden County.
The Tigers will look for another victory on Jan. 21, when they visit another D-II school, Milton.
Ida Mae Danforth led the way for the Tigers this past Saturday, picking up wins in the vault, on the bars and in the all-around competition, and taking second on the beam.
MIDDLEBURY — After splitting their first two NESCAC games of the season this past weekend, the Middlebury College women’s basketball team hung on to defeat visiting Potsdam State on Tuesday, 65-53, a result that pushed the Panthers’ record to 9-5 under first-year coach K.J. Krasco.
The two wins mean the Panthers have already surpassed the program’s seven from the 2013-2014 season, and the 14 victories from the winter before that are within reach.
We were out on the ice of Christopher Lake an hour before sunrise, and 30 minutes before the legal start of the new fishing season. But we needed those 30 minutes. The previous afternoon, in preparation for our early morning excursion, I had drilled 10 eight-inch diameter holes through ice a half a foot thick. But as I expected, an inch or so of new ice had formed during the night, and we needed the augers to reopen the holes.