May 27th, 2010
BRISTOL — In addition to discussing the proposed Lathrop gravel pit, Bristol selectmen at their meeting on Monday took several other actions. These included:
• Approved budgets for the town’s water and sewer districts. Rate increases for the coming year are not anticipated for either utility, and the two budgets are supported by user fees and not taxpayer dollars.
During the 36 years he has been a senator, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy has spent 20 years as a member of the majority party and 16 years as a member of the minority party. Leahy will almost certainly be re-elected to a seventh term in November, but whether he will be a member of the majority or the minority party when the Senate reconvenes in January is very much an open question.
Because so many people have asked me for a copy of the remarks I made at Sunday’s Middlebury College commencement, I’ve decided to reprint them here.
In case you hadn’t seen the news reports, I was asked to step in at the last minute for Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, the scheduled commencement speakers who were last-minute no-shows. Apparently they had a Third World country to save that day and decided, for some inexplicable reason, that this was more important than giving a commencement speech.
In the past few years, the Vermont Principals’ Association and coaches’ associations in several sports have tinkered with divisional alignments.
It’s never an easy task.
Opinions vary. Mine has changed over the years; I used to be in favor of fewer divisions and “true” state championships. Now, I am more interested in competitive balance within the divisions.
MIDDLEBURY — In a well-played duel for first place in Division II, the only mistakes on Tuesday cost the visiting Mount Abraham Union High School softball team and allowed Middlebury to claim a 1-0 victory.
The 10-5 Tigers took over the top spot in D-II, although 11-3 Lyndon is lurking in second and has an easier schedule. MUHS ends its season on Thursday at D-I power Essex.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Historical Society’s latest exhibit is full of familiar names and faces: those of neighbors, brothers, fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. For each one there are many other men and women who’ve represented Addison County in the armed forces.
Ask Norman Steadman, the curator at the historical society’s museum, and he’ll tell you that these are the faces of service, the embodiment of the sacrifices that Addison County residents have made for their families, towns and country over the decades.
• Beet greens
• Edible Flowers
• Mustard Greens
• Salad greens
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An outside observer in the kitchen at the Hannaford Career Center last Thursday evening might have wondered what could possibly bring a room full of adults to be passing around a large jar full of liquid, shaking it as hard as they possibly could.
The answer was raw milk cream that would very soon be butter.