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October 15th, 2015
The last competitive open-seat election for Vermont attorney general was in 1984. Jeffrey Amestoy was elected attorney general that year, and served until 1997, when Gov. Howard Dean nominated him to be Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. Dean appointed William Sorrell to succeed Amestoy as attorney general. Sorrell has been re-elected every two years since 1998. He announced recently that he would not seek another term next year.
This week’s writer is Roger Allbee, a former Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, who was chair of the Working Lands Coalition of the Vermont Council on Rural Development that led to the creation of the Working Lands Program. Allbee was a contributing author to the book “The Vermont Difference, Perspectives from the Green Mountain State” by the Vermont Historical Society and the Woodstock Foundation.
I am concerned about the proposed NexBridge project. It is proceeding at record pace with little or no public discussion.
My dad used to tell me, “Whoa! Hold your horses!” That is exactly what I hope the Middlebury selectboard will do.
I want to thank Mr. Angelo Lynn for his editorial “How to stop the madness of gun violence: (Addison Independent, Oct. 5) in response to the Oregon shootings and our madness of perpetual gun violence. I once visited the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., decades ago, when I lived in the Pacific Northwest. I remember how gorgeous it was there in the coastal river valleys of the southern Oregon lumber country. This latest shooting will mar that memory.
In the guest editorial on AARP’s Stance on the Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) pipeline (Oct. 12, 2015), it appears the author did not check in with his Franklin County readers who can’t be pleased to be paying at least $270 million for a gas pipeline to a county with less than 3,000 potential customers over 60 miles away.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and Middlebury College Public Safety are investigating reports of break-ins to four vehicles in two different campus parking lots on Friday, Oct. 9.
Police said a computer, electronic equipment, cash and hunting gear were taken from vehicles in the Ridgeline and Mahaney Center for the Arts parking lots after an unknown person(s) broke windows to get inside.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Oct. 8 arrested a 19-year-old city resident on three counts after he allegedly took a family member’s car and credit card without permission and left the state.