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September 17th, 2014
As recently reported in the Addison Independent, the Addison County Benefit Tractor Pull is surely a benefit for local families in need. But the image in the article showing a truck participating in the tractor pull belching out black diesel soot shows that this event is a serious detriment as well.
Gov. Shumlin, you have been a vocal proponent of the Gaz Métro Vermont Gas Phase II proposal, which will carry fracked gas from Alberta, Canada, through Addison County to the Ticonderoga, N.Y., International Paper mill. Ninety nine and six-tenths percent of this gas would not serve a single Vermont household. I would like to remind you of some of your public statements regarding this issue.
I’m having a serious issue with the programs available to Vermonters during difficult times in their lives.
Like many of my fellow Middlebury residents, I am interested in supporting the best ideas and in encouraging the most well motivated people to work on behalf of Middlebury and Vermont. Recently I’ve encountered a fresh voice among us, someone who is not afraid of hard work and who has no more patience with the same old tired “politics as usual” than I do. I think that you will want to remember his name; it is Calvin McEathron.
This week’s writer is Bill Schubart, a Vermont entrepreneur, author and commentator on VPR. He writes about Vermont and the nation in fiction, humor and opinion pieces.
MIDDLEBURY — There is no question the Middlebury College football team will have a different look this fall.
Between 2007 and 2013, first Donald McKillop for four years and then McCallum Foote for three seasons locked down the quarterback position and took turns rewriting the Panther record books — they combined to throw for 16,831 yards with 139 touchdown passes over 53 games, numbers that put them among NCAA Division III’s elite statistically.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team picked up a much-needed victory on Tuesday, 1-0 over visiting Plattsburgh.
The Panthers, who reached the NCAA Division III semifinal round a year ago, were coming off a 3-0 NESCAC loss at Connecticut College on Saturday that had dropped them to 2-2, 0-2 in the league. Earlier, they had fallen at home to league foe Amherst, 1-0, after surrendering an own goal while outshooting the Jeffs, 18-6.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury driver Todd Stone clinched both his second straight Devil’s Bowl Speedway track title and NASCAR Vermont state championship on Sunday with two fourth-place finishes in the track’s top Bond Auto Parts Modified division. Sunday’s race card concluded the West Haven track’s asphalt track season.