February 19th, 2014
As I read the problems and the key features of the town office and recreation project, I became a stronger supporter of the project. Why? ADA accessibility.
I am a physical therapist, and the concept of accessibility for all people is at the core of my beliefs. You may think it is not important to you, but those who need accessible buildings don’t get to make that choice on whether it is important or not. It just is.
The Shumlin administration plans to launch a single-payer health care system in Vermont on Jan. 1, 2017. The administration needs to provide Vermonters with more information on those plans, preferably before the November 2014 elections.
Shoreham voters: Please consider me, Kathleen Brisson, as “write-in” candidate for town treasurer.
I have lived in Shoreham for 23 years. Before that, I grew up in Cornwall, graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1983, earned a BS in hotel administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1987, and worked in the hotel industry, and then I returned to Vermont.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team locked down a home playoff game on Tuesday by pulling away in the second half from visiting Missisquoi to win, 65-37.
The Commodores got a career-high 27 points from junior point guard Liam Hayes and a strong defensive effort after the break that allowed them to coast after leading by just 27-25 at the half.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split two NESCAC road games this past weekend and has earned the No. 3 seed for the league tournament.
The Panthers finished the regular season at 16-8, 6-4 in NESCAC play, and will host No. 6 Hamilton (14-10, 5-5 NESCAC) at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be a rematch of a Feb. 2 game at Hamilton won by the Continentals, 76-74.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school basketball action earlier this week, Otter Valley and Middlebury picked up road wins, while Vergennes lost at home.
The Commodores also hosted Missisquoi on Tuesday; see story.
The 9-9 Tigers were also set to visit Mount Abraham on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue of the Independent. The 4-14 Eagles will conclude their season with a visit to St. Albans on Friday night; they will open the Division II postseason on the road.