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January 26th, 2015
As the Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin search for the right combination of increased revenue and cuts in programs to make up a $118 million gap in the 2016 budget, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages should be part of the conversation.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/21 MUHS vs. Burr & Burton................... 5-0
1/23 St. Albans vs. MUHS........................ 4-3
1/21 Burr & Burton vs. MUHS................... 4-3
1/23 MUHS vs. St. Johnsbury.................. 5-3
ADDISON COUNTY — State police are investigating burglaries at the elementary schools in Starksboro and Lincoln that occurred over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in which thousands of dollars of electronics were stolen.
Police said someone broke into Lincoln Community School and Robinson Elementary in Starksboro sometime between Jan. 17 and 20.
MIDDLEBURY — The historic Pulp Mill Bridge in Middlebury will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic for about three weeks beginning on Monday, Jan. 26, to allow for a work crew to repair damage caused by a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the bridge this past fall.
The covered bridge, which links the towns of Middlebury and Weybridge on Seymour Street Extension, will re-open on or about Monday, Feb. 16. Until then, motorists, bikers and walkers should seek alternative routes.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a home on Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh on Jan. 22 that resulted in the theft of electronics and other items. Police believe the burglary occurred between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The thief or thieves forced entry by smashing a window in the back of the residence, According to Trooper Doxsee. The homeowner reported that a 55-inch TV was the only item stolen.
RIPTON — Vermont State Police cited a Rochester man for driving under the influence following a one-vehicle crash on Route 125 in Ripton during the evening of Jan. 22.
The Jan. 15 issue of the Addison Indy headlined a story “New CEO of Vt. Gas vows company will be more transparent.” On that same day I had the opportunity to directly ask the new CEO, Don Rendall, a question on the Mark Johnson Show on WDEV radio. (Thank you, Mark.)