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August 18th, 2014
To judge by this summer’s banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won’t address the greater need: Getting more kids from poor families into college, the key to moving up in an increasingly unequal society.
On the Aug. 26 primary, I will cast votes for two Democratic candidates for the Vermont House to represent Middlebury. I will vote for Betty Nuovo and Donna Donahue.
I am writing in support of Donna Donahue for Middlebury representative to Montpelier. I have listened to Donna and I come away with a respect for someone who recognizes that the issues are not simple nor are there simple answers.
We would like to apologize for an administrative error involving mistaken identity in the Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, edition of the Vergennes Police Report. In an entry for the 1st of August, 2014, John R. Cole of Ferrisburgh, VT, was incorrectly identified as the individual charged in a possession of marijuana incident. The individual who was involved had a similar identity. We deeply regret any inconvenience this error has caused.
Chief George Merkel
Many of our nation’s primary industries have been greatly diminished with some almost ceasing to exist. Foreign flags fly triumphantly over countless commercial center structures and prominent, formerly American, factories. Many high-skilled laborers are now employed by foreign-owned corporations.
Donna Donahue deserves your support on Aug. 26 in the Democratic Primary for one of Middlebury’s representatives to the state House of Representatives. Donna will bring a unique balance of business concern with social responsibility. She served eight years on the board of the Better Middlebury Partnership, three of them as president, helping reinvigorate that organization. She will bring that same enthusiasm and passion for our local community to Montpelier.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police made two trips to an Orwell residence during the first week of August in relation to an alleged assault.
Troopers went to Main Street in Orwell on Aug. 5 on a report of a possible assault. After a brief investigation, troopers arrested Justin B. LaFave, 29, of Orwell, cited him for domestic assault, and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility where he was lodged for lack of $5,000 bail.
VERGENNES — Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Executive Director Mike Reiderer has been with the club for 14 of its 15 years and held his post for 13 years.
Reiderer has seen the club’s ups — five of its members have been named Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youths of the Year — and downs — a 2012 federal funding cut forced the club to shutter its elementary school program.