April 16th, 2014
It’s one thing to launch a national political movement. It’s another and much larger challenge to see it gain momentum.
Remember Beyond War? Remember the Million Man March? Me neither.
So the growing success of the national movement for fossil fuel divestment is all the more impressive. Launched just a couple years ago by 350.org (which itself originated on the Middlebury College campus), the divestment campaign has proven it has staying power.
This is in response to the April 4 letter by Mr. Grinnell to our Addison County Regional Planning Commission.
Need to hear the truth?
New York wants to be heard. Well, maybe they should listen to some of the bunk we’ve been fed by Vermont Gas.
The Ticonderoga town supervisor should know that Vermont Gas said it isn’t going any further than the mill.
As folks consider the Town Hall/Municipal Building bond revote issue, I would like to raise one important issue — the extent to which any plans for new buildings fail to adequately address the future home of the Teen Center.
I stress from the outset that, although I was formerly on the board of Addison Central Teens, I am no longer, and therefore am speaking solely for myself. My concern is for the siting of the Teen Center, when and if the current town building complex changes.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team took a pair of matches from visiting Lake Region on Monday, one the teams’ regularly scheduled contest and the other a match that both programs agreed to play there and then rather than have MUHS visit Lake Region on Saturday.
The Tigers breezed — a fair way to describe their victories in winds gusting up to 30 mph — in both matches, prevailing by scores of 6-1, 7-0.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team won two out of three recent games, including its fifth straight NESCAC contest, to improve to 7-6 overall, 5-3 in league play.
The Panthers’ 15-4 victory at Trinity (3-9, 1-7 NESCAC) on Saturday moved them into a fourth-place tie in league play with two NESCAC games left in the regular season. The Panthers travel to Colby on Saturday.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on April 7 cited a Ferrisburgh resident for reckless endangerment for allegedly accidentally firing his rifle inside his Basin Harbor Road apartment, an action that resulted in a bullet passing through the outside wall of his home and through the outside wall of a neighboring home before lodging in a shower.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jeffrey A. Kimball, 38, of Saco, Maine, for driving under the influence, following a stop on Weybridge Street on April 12.
Police said Kimball was also found to be a fugitive of justice from Maine.
Kimball was lodged, for lack of bail, at the Marble Valley Correctional Center, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — On April 12 at 1:22 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a vehicle off the roadway on Weybridge Road in Weybridge. The trooper reported that when he arrived at the scene he saw Jared Litch, 23, of Middlebury attempting to pull a vehicle belonging to Marissa Friend, 23, of Bristol back onto the roadway.