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April 20th, 2015
I am writing in response to Rustan Swenson’s letter in the April 13 edition, “PSB has licensed the desecration of Green Mountains.” Mr. Swenson sounds off on what he sees as the destruction of the Green Mountains and of Vermont’s landscape, blaming it on the PSB’s granting of solar installations, fracked gas pipelines, and presumably industrial wind towers on ridgelines (though wind by name is never mentioned) mainly by out-of-state or foreign corporations in the name of renewable energy.
Unfortunately, lots of people of different ethnicities in our state of Vermont are racially profiled at least once in their life, creating horrible memories.
Last week, a drunk driver killed a beloved community member. Readers of this newspaper know that repeat violators rarely face the kind of strict punishment that would deter them from jumping behind the wheel when they are drunk and/or have no license. Your April 1, 2015, Superior Court Log included the following:
WEYBRIDGE — At the legislative breakfast at the Congregational Church of Weybridge on Monday, lawmakers discussed the future of education reform in Vermont (see story, here).
Other discussion at Monday’s breakfast focused on:
VERMONT — At 273 miles long, Vermont’s Long Trail stretches the length of the Green Mountain State. As with the Middlebury Area Land Trust's Trail Around Middlebury, this historic hiking trail depends heavily on the work of volunteers to keep it maintained.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
MIDDLEBURY — Local lawmakers and area health care providers will be closely monitoring the progress of a $20 million tax package designed to further Vermont’s health care reform effort.
Part of that $20 million in revenues — derived from taxes on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages, tobacco products and dietary supplements — would be used to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors and other service providers, some of whom are struggling to remain solvent.
BRANDON — Selectman Dave Atherton is Brandon’s new town manager.
The Brandon selectboard announced its decision to hire Atherton at a busy selectboard meeting Monday night.
Heeding input from voters over the last month, the selectboard chose a local candidate to fill the position that became open when Town Manager Robin Bennett resigned last month.
Atherton will have to resign from the selectboard before taking the new job. His town manager contract will take effect April 20, after two other board members return from vacation.