April 23rd, 2015
BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard is going to ask town residents to take the first step toward levying a 1 percent local tax that would fund repairs to local infrastructure.
Projections are that such a tax would raise roughly $130,000 a year for Brandon to spend solely on capital improvement projects, such as sidewalks, road and bridge repair, and vehicle maintenance and replacement.
MIDDLEBURY — Local physicians, mental health professionals and school officials are discussing the possibility of opening a health clinic at Middlebury Union High School, a facility through which students could receive medical attention, substance abuse counseling and other services that are beyond the current purview of school nurses.
“The idea itself has been around for a long time,” explained MUHS Principal William Lawson. “It’s been something some of my staff here have always been interested in.”
MIDDLEBURY — When Scott Gemignani says he likes games, he’s not talking about the ones you operate with a joystick or the varieties you can play on a computer.
“People are getting tired of (electronic) devices,” Gemignani, a 35-year-old East Middlebury resident, said during a recent interview.
The games that Gemignani enjoys are the ones played with cards, dice, moving pieces and a lot of imagination.
VERGENNES — Two Addison County places of worship are taking a close look at their respective, historic church buildings in an effort to better tailor their space to meet the growing needs of their respective communities.
Fund the Pathways program at Mount Abraham Union High School. Fully.
Recently I was made aware that the support staff positions in the Pathways program were going to be cut if the budget was passed. The budget has not been passed yet, so I am relieved, but not at ease. The termination of these positions would be doing an unimaginable disservice to the students at Pathways.
Last week, I spent $102 to get my car fixed. Or, more accurately, I spent $102 to replace two faulty tire-pressure sensors that had triggered an ominous-looking amber dashboard light. The light erroneously indicated that one or more of my tires was dangerously low.
My tires were fine.
Perhaps you are familiar with that warning light: It’s a sort of horseshoe shape with the ends pointing up. It’s ripply on the bottom, with an exclamation point in the middle, meaning “Hey, pay attention, this is super important!”
Get ready to say goodbye to Joni Mitchell.
The esteemed singer-songwriter was recently hospitalized after being found unconscious at her Southern California home. She is a survivor of childhood polio, 60 years of smoking, 50 years of fame (she called it “a glamorous misunderstanding”) and Morgellon’s syndrome.
Mitchell may not be long for this world. But she will leave behind a legacy of song that will outlast the century.
Your pullout section, “The Bird’s Eye View,” has articles that need a lot more research before printing.
I hope other students at Mount Abraham Union High School can fill in the gap.
One article was on gun control and it seems the only research done for it was borrowing only from the NRA.
We all know that the NRA is in the business of helping sell guns and is not concerned about deaths caused by them.