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April 2nd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — “Of all the issues facing our country, the issue of wealth inequality is the most profound,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told an audience of more than a hundred people at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium, and many more around the state via teleconference on March 30.
The crowds of Vermonters had come out on a Sunday morning to hear the second-term Independent senator deliver some memorable messages regarding economic disparity in this country that, though familiar, still found a receptive audience.
MIDDLEBURY — Environmental artist Pat Musick and Vermont stateswoman Madeleine Kunin come from fairly different worlds.
Musick of Manchester has a successful career that spans 40 years, in which she has created installations and exhibits all over the United States. Kunin served as lieutenant governor of Vermont from 1978 to 1982, governor from 1985 to 1991, and ambassador to Switzerland in the ’90s; she is now a professor at large at the University of Vermont.
BRISTOL — Police made a slew of arrests in connection with two thefts in Bristol over the weekend, including a brazen armed robbery of a Route 116 South convenience store.
In total, police took into custody five people: one on suspicion of committing the armed robbery, the same man and one other on suspicion of breaking into a home, and three others helping plan and carry out the armed robbery.
MIDDLEBURY— A two-and-a-half-year-old girl remained in critical condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday after being struck by an SUV on Weybridge Street at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.
I invite you to the ID-4 School District Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Mary Hogan School gymnasium. The meeting will be an opportunity for Middlebury residents to vote on the proposed 2014-2015 budget and playground project, and to learn about school initiatives.
BRANDON / FAIR HAVEN — The Rutland Northeast and Rutland Addison supervisory unions on March 26 both passed resolutions officially rejecting H.833, the school consolidation bill.
The RNeSU resolution reads as follows:
BRANDON — On Monday evening Vermont State Police cited Ethan McArdle, 33, of Brandon for first-degree arson and reckless endangerment. Police said McArdle started a fire at his Carver Street home in Brandon that morning.
At approximately 8:49 a.m. on March 31 the Brandon Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 59 Carver St. The Pittsford Fire Department also responded to the fire. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire on the second floor and additional fire on the first floor.
Editor’s note: The Ticonderoga, N.Y., official wrote this letter to Adam Lougee of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and copied the Independent. Also, the Ticonderoga Town Council on Monday approved a resolution with similar wording as this letter that supports the natural gas pipeline to International Paper and encourages the regional planning commission to do the same.