Archive - 2011 - Staff Blog
For all those of you who are sick of wet weather, you're not alone. This anonymous e-mail forward came across our desks today, so we thought we'd share it here.
Tired of the rain?
A curious fellow died one day and found himself waiting in the long line of judgment.
Success at least on diamonds on Wednesday
ADDISON COUNTY — The news on Wednesday proved to be uniformly good for local high school softball and baseball teams, but not so much for the three boys’ lacrosse and one girls’ tennis team that saw first-round playoff action.
The most dramatic games on Wednesday were the Otter Valley softball win over Burr & Burton and the Middlebury boys’ lacrosse team’s loss at Woodstock.
Middlebury College men's basketball coach on Sunday confirmed that he will be saying at his position in Middlebury, where he has built the Panthers into a NESCAC and NCAA Division III power in the the past several years.
Much speculation in recent days has focused on Brown as a candidate for the University of Vermont men's basketball job, which was opened when incumbent Mike Lonergan recently left for George Washington.
First up, this just in (and no surprise, really): I was wrong. And happy to say so.
When the Middlebury women’s lacrosse team lost to Tufts in the NESCAC quarterfinals, 13-12, a week ago Sunday, I assumed and wrote the 11-5 Panthers’ season was over. But their strength of schedule — all five of their losses came to teams ranked in the top 17, and Middlebury has five top-19 wins — earned Coach Missy Foote’s Panthers a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Since Tuesday, Vermont's gotten some national coverage on the topic of health care reform, not the least of which were Gov. Peter Shumlin's appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC (video below) and on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.
The occasion for Shumlin's appearances — and the national attention — was the passage of S.57 in the Vermont Senate, which sets the state on track to offer health insurance to all Vermonters. A committee will now reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill before it heads to Shumlin's desk.
Are you a high school student from the class of 2013? Have you ever wished that the adults making decisions about your education's future would listen more to kids? Have you ever wanted to weigh in on Vermont's educational future?
Well, here's your chance!
The Vermont Board of Education is one of the few state education boards in the country that has a full-voting student member, and they want interested applicants to apply.
Today, President Obama spoke on the budget negotiations that have tied up congress over the past few weeks. While critiquing the Republican approach to budget-building, he laid out his own spending plan, which includes spending cuts that he said will cut the national deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years.
Below is a video, via www.whitehouse.gov, of today's speech, followed by a full transcript of the event, as released by the White House.
On March 31, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) spoke on the Senate floor about Tik Root, a Middlebury College student from Ripton who is currently detained in Syria.
He said Root is a "young, curious American student" who, naturally, was interested in watching the events unfold. Further, he said that no one from the U.S. embassy has been allowed to see Root in order to verify that he is healthy and being humanely treated.
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