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July 2nd, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — Members of the Mount Abraham, Vergennes, Otter Valley and Middlebury union high school softball teams were all well represented on either the Metro Conference or Marble Valley League A Division All-Star Teams.
Named to the Metro second team were Taylor Bresnick, Tamara Aunchman, KC Ambrose, Kayla Charron and Nicole Stearns from VUHS; Mary-Kate Clark and Rachael McCormick from Mount Abe; and Hannah Lawrence from MUHS.
Since Rep. Peter Welch’s announced last Friday that he would seek reelection to Congress and not be a candidate for governor, the governor’s race has become the horse race to watch. Not only will the campaigns be fascinating from a political perspective, but the outcome has the potential to change the state’s present course or build upon the progress made over the past five years. As importantly, the public has the opportunity to mold the debates — especially as it pertains to economic growth.
Vermonters are generally known for keeping to themselves, not getting into their neighbors’ business and respecting each other’s privacy. Gay Vermonters are no exception.
For the past eight years, I have kept my personal life and opinions separate from my job as the editor of The Reporter. I am a pretty private person, and I maintain a clear line separating my journalistic life and my home life, as all good journalists should. A reporter’s worst nightmare is to become the subject of the news they report.
Sunday night, my husband Mark and I replaced the stretched-out belt on our old treadmill.
Good news: We are still married.
Normally we get along, just not when it comes to putting things together. We’ve had so many assembly-related conflicts over the years that the mere sight of a parts list can cause me to start grinding my teeth.
I’ve become deeply concerned that the proposed railroad bridge/tunnel project may prove to be a disaster for Middlebury. The original objective was to restore safety to the Merchants Row and Main Street bridges. Now, two years later, the project has changed dramatically in scale, shape, character and cost. As currently proposed this project risks incalculable damage to downtown businesses, to downtown activities and consequently to the very fabric of our community.
Middlebury officials recently confirmed that:
This week’s column is by Rep. Rebecca Ellis, vice chair of the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee. She represents Waterbury, Bolton, Huntington and Buel's Gore.
Kudos to Ilsley Library children’s librarian Tricia Allen. She has hung the entire text of Virginia Lee Burton’s classic “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” in plastic sleeves on the chain link fence around the construction site for the new municipal building.
What a wonderful way to engage children in the work that is being done in the community. Brilliant.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents in the seven days between June 22 and 28, including cases of vandalism, arguing couples, motorcycle accidents and illegal operation of tractor-trailer trucks.
In that week, Vergennes police:
• On June 22 responded to a motorcycle accident on Bowman Road that police described as minor and said did not involve another vehicle.
• On June 22 were told that fencing and a lawn decoration had been damaged at a South Maple Street home.