April 18th, 2016
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Two more candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in the race for one of the two Vermont House seats that represent Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro.
Lincoln resident Mari Cordes is running as a Democrat for a seat in the Addison-4 House district. She is the third Democrat to announce, and thus there will be a primary in August to see which two Dems will run in the General Election.
MONKTON — Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin in 2014 got her first taste of running for office, and she’s coming back this year for a second helping.
Only this time, she’s hoping to flip the script at the polls.
Mullin was one of four candidates who vied for the two Addison-4 House seats representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. While she finished out of the running, she garnered a very respectable 1,514 votes from residents of the four towns.
LINCOLN — Mari Cordes has helped heal a lot of patients during her many years as a Registered Nurse.
The Lincoln Democrat is now writing a recovery plan for the state of Vermont that she hopes to administer as a member of the House of Representatives.
Cordes, 57, confirmed last week that she will run for one of the seats in the Vermont House representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. She joins a growing field of candidates in the Addison-4 district.
MIDDLEBURY — The Ilsley Public Library Board of Trustees has invited four companies to submit proposals for renovating and/or expanding the historic, 14,700-square-foot library building on Middlebury’s Main Street.
MIDDLEBURY — Lawmakers and local residents discussed wastewater disposal regulations during the April 11 Legislative Breakfast at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury.
Addison farmer Paul Boivin said he believes a double standard exists between the country and urban areas, when it comes to wastewater disposal systems. He said folks in rural areas with inhospitable soils have to spend $40,000 to $60,000 for a mound system.
“You can’t do anything with any lot unless you have a working septic system,” he pointed out.
MIDDLEBURY — Spring break finds thousands of American college students flocking south to sandy beaches for mindless fun. But, 23 Middlebury College students traveled to Chicago on their recent spring break for an intensive and at times deeply personal examination of race, poverty, religion, social justice and the arts.
VERGENNES — A fairly simple fix to one of the two pumps at the Macdonough Drive pump station could help Vergennes solve at least some of the chronic overflow problem that has plagued its municipal sewer system, City Manager Mel Hawley told the city council at its Tuesday meeting.
Hawley said sewer workers have discovered that modern products advertised as flushable don’t always dissolve properly in the system, and those items — he called them “rags” at the meeting — tend to clog the pumps.