October 27th, 2014
Autumn is coming to a close. The brilliant fall foliage is past peak, if not already layered in the compost bin. The last geese are honking their way toward winter homes. Predictions are proffered (sometimes cheerfully, mostly not) for how cold and snowy this year’s winter will be.
BRISTOL — The Bristol First-Sunday Salon Series continues on Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at Walkover Gallery, 15 Main St., Bristol. Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will give a staged reading of “I take your hand in mine … .” The play by Carol Rocamora is based on the love letters of the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and his actress-wife, Olga Knipper. Russian incidental music will be played by Cynthia Huard.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is running for re-election to his third term as the top executive of the Green Mountain State.
The St. Albans Messenger solicited answers from Shumlin to a set of questions, and what follows is Shumlin’s responses.
Q: If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they be?
BRISTOL — More than 60 people showed up at Bristol’s Holley Hall this past Wednesday evening to hear a debate between the candidates vying for the two seats representing the Addison-4 House district.
BRISTOL — With a vote on a bond to fund a renovation of Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School looming, a large number of residents of the five-town area have taken pen in hand (metaphorically) to urge their neighbors to support or reject the proposal.
MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin cited adding more jobs, property tax reform, affordable health care and cleaning up Lake Champlain as his top priorities for the next biennium should he be elected to a third consecutive two-year term on Nov. 4.
Shumlin, a Putney Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Scott Milne and several independent and third-party candidates this year. He took some time out last week during his travels for a phone interview with the Addison Independent.
WALTHAM — Weather-wise, this past Thursday wasn’t the best day to announce a major solar project. It was, in fact, nearly the worst — 40 degrees, gusting winds, overcast skies and a downpour that showed no signs of relenting.
VERGENNES — With the help and direction of a Farm to School Team and a Farm to School Planning Grant, the entire 8th grade team at Vergennes Union Middle School, Team Phoenix, is engaged in a six-week local foods unit.
Team Phoenix with the help of their teachers and staff members from the Willowell Foundation beginning in early October embarked on an interdisciplinary experience learning about food systems — local and national.