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June 12th, 2014
Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, convened a hearing last week on a constitutional amendment to allow Congress and the states to regulate campaign finance. The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment, in Citizens United and other cases, does not now permit many types of campaign finance regulation.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is seriously considering running for president in 2016. The need for fundamental campaign finance reform would be one of the issues Sanders would emphasize in his campaign.
A woman takes her seat for a long train ride in a foreign country. She’s a plant biologist who travels the world to study and document rare plant species. It’s one more trip among many.
For the past two years, since her husband Michael died, she’s been traveling even more. Sometimes staying ahead of the pain, sometimes just learning to live with it. (This is a true story, though the names and some details have been changed to protect the principals’ identities.)
Middlebury began piloting the use of crosswalk safety flags at the Middlebury Post Office on Main Street last week as part of Middlebury’s Safe Routes to School initiatives. Pedestrians wanted additional visibility at vulnerable, high-traffic crosswalk locations, like the post office, to reduce accidents.
Dear Mr. Lynn,
I would like to take a moment to thank you for inviting Rod Serling to ghost write your latest editorial, “A more vibrant GOP voice would make Vt. stronger.” After reading it, I was immediately transported to the Twilight Zone.
This week, my daughter and some 126 classmates will graduate from Middlebury Union High School. It is a moment of transition, coming of age, leaving the world of childhood, stepping into the responsibilities and challenges of adult life. Parents, families, community members will celebrate the achievement, as we should. I hope we will also take a moment to thank and celebrate the people who made this achievement possible.
Editor’s note: The following statement was submitted on behalf of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board by RNeSU Chairperson Carol Brigham.
FAIR HAVEN — First-place finishes by Middlebury Union High School senior Max Moulton and sophomore Hannah Buttolph highlighted local athletes’ efforts at Saturday’s Division II championship track and field meet, which was hosted by Fair Haven Union High School.
Moulton won the boy’s 800-meter run in 1:59.81, in the process reclaiming the title he won as a sophomore, while Buttolph claimed the girls’ high jump title at a height of five feet, three inches.
On June 3, the No. 10 seeded North Country Union High School baseball team, owner of an 8-8 record, made a 340-mile, five-and-a-half-hour round trip to face No. 7 Brattleboro, a 10-6 team, in the first round of the Division I playoffs. The Falcons predictably lost to the Colonels, 9-1.