April 2nd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — A revote on a proposal to build new Middlebury town offices and a recreation center was still hanging in the balance as the Addison Independent went to press on Wednesday, though the leader of the petition drive to force the referendum was optimistic he would gather the minimum 230 signatures required by the Thursday, April 3, deadline.
MIDDLEBURY — Calvin McEathron should be pretty well set up to pursue a career as a politician if he successfully earns a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Middlebury College in 2016.
But McEathron, a 20-year-old sophomore, doesn’t plan on waiting another two years before making his mark in the legislative arena. The East Montpelier native confirmed on Tuesday he plans to run for one of Middlebury’s two seats in the Vermont House, a campaign he will pursue as an independent.
MONTPELIER — A bill working its way through the Vermont House of Representatives would dramatically alter the way primary and secondary schools in the Green Mountain State are governed.
MIDDLEBURY — “Of all the issues facing our country, the issue of wealth inequality is the most profound,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told an audience of more than a hundred people at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium, and many more around the state via teleconference on March 30.
The crowds of Vermonters had come out on a Sunday morning to hear the second-term Independent senator deliver some memorable messages regarding economic disparity in this country that, though familiar, still found a receptive audience.
MIDDLEBURY — Environmental artist Pat Musick and Vermont stateswoman Madeleine Kunin come from fairly different worlds.
Musick of Manchester has a successful career that spans 40 years, in which she has created installations and exhibits all over the United States. Kunin served as lieutenant governor of Vermont from 1978 to 1982, governor from 1985 to 1991, and ambassador to Switzerland in the ’90s; she is now a professor at large at the University of Vermont.
BRISTOL — Police made a slew of arrests in connection with two thefts in Bristol over the weekend, including a brazen armed robbery of a Route 116 South convenience store.
In total, police took into custody five people: one on suspicion of committing the armed robbery, the same man and one other on suspicion of breaking into a home, and three others helping plan and carry out the armed robbery.
MIDDLEBURY— A two-and-a-half-year-old girl remained in critical condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday after being struck by an SUV on Weybridge Street at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.
I invite you to the ID-4 School District Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Mary Hogan School gymnasium. The meeting will be an opportunity for Middlebury residents to vote on the proposed 2014-2015 budget and playground project, and to learn about school initiatives.