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August 3rd, 2015
As a state senator, I’m used to getting missives from countless Vermonters who wish to weigh in on various subjects. But rarely do I get one from someone not even old enough to vote that is well researched and articulated on a controversial subject.
I am grateful to Transportation Secretary Sue Minter for coming to Middlebury to discuss the railroad bridge project, for her openness, and frankness, and willingness to listen to the concerns of the town. But I confess a continuing sense of unease as well.
I am writing in response to Zane Anthony’s letter in your July 27 paper, which takes aim at Middlebury College’s pro-pipeline support.
I am not a stranger to this fight and over the last several years have had discussions with the college on this issue. I was first told that that they did not take controversial stands in matters that didn’t relate to education. With the spin through the years of how “green” they are, this was an obvious sidestep. Of course these things need to be addressed.
This is a letter that I wrote to the Green Mountain Care Board as a follow-up to testimony that I gave at their public hearing on July 29 in Montpelier concerning a request by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont for yet another rate increase.
MIDDLEBURY — The healthiest, most nutritious Vermont food event of the year will be held Aug. 1.
BRISTOL — A former Bristol resident was killed on this past Thursday in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 89 in the town of Richmond.
Vermont State Police said Brendon Cousino, 30, a resident of Richmond, was killed in the crash on Thursday evening.
Police are asking for assistance from the public as they investigate the crash.
It was at around 7:27 p.m. on July 30 that VSP and other emergency departments responded to a serious crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 89, near mile marker 79, an area just north of Exit 11 in Richmond.
LEICESTER — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, July 29, cited a Leicester man for possession of more than a half-pound of marijuana and reckless endangerment, following an investigation at a home off Delorm Road.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said this week that she is willing to look at new options for train service through Middlebury — including a bypass — but warned that the community’s two downtown rail overpasses are rapidly deteriorating and will need some form of repairs very soon.