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September 1st, 2014
ALBURGH — Sometimes, even as she looks around her house at all the plaques and trophies and medals she’s earned, Barbara Boyer still can’t believe what she’s accomplished.
Boyer, of Alburgh, in May became the first woman inducted into the New England Local Weightlifting Committee Hall of Fame. With her membership already in the National Masters and the World Masters halls of fame, it’s her third induction. And she did it all after the age of 58, in the past dozen years.
VERMONT — Applications are available for controlled waterfowl hunting permits to be used at two Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department wildlife management areas.
The applications may be downloaded from Fish & Wildlife’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife), and printed applications will be available at Vermont Fish & Wildlife offices in Montpelier, Essex Junction, Addison, Barre, St. Johnsbury, Springfield and Rutland.
This week’s writer is Bruce Lisman of Shelburne, a native Vermonter who founded Campaign for Vermont following a career in the financial services industry. Campaign for Vermont is an independent policy and advocacy organization.
Ten-point plan for restoring Vermont:
MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Care Board this week reviewed a proposed fiscal year 2015 Porter Medical Center (PMC) budget of $74,323,358, representing a 3.3-percent increase in spending. The state health care regulator is scheduled to decide within a few weeks whether to accept the budget or request that Porter make changes to it.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen held a public forum this past Monday to discuss a proposed $48,000 East Street toddler playground that has sparked debate. After hearing pros and cons from three dozen neighbors and other residents, aldermen said they would continue to study the issue but saw no clear path forward.
Mayor Bill Benton said afterward he was not sure what the council’s next step might be for a project that has already won support from a $21,000 Vermont Department of Buildings and Services grant.