Archive - Aug 31, 2009
MONTPELIER — Gov. James Douglas’ legacy will be that of a very mobile, skilled politician who was able to maintain allegiance of the state’s conservative voting block while deftly appealing to mainstream voters as well as fiscally conservative Democrats.
SHOREHAM — Students at Shoreham Elementary will be returning to school a little later than expected this year.
On Aug. 27, Addison County Supervisory Union (ACSU) officials announced the school will open on Sept. 14, almost two weeks later than the originally scheduled Sept. 2 opening. In a letter to Shoreham families, ACSU superintendent Lee Sease explained that the delay is due to the need to remove mold and asbestos in the school, discovered following a routine carpet cleaning in early July.
SHOREHAM — The Swinton sisters still remember the night in the early 1950s when a tugboat on Lake Champlain ran a barge aground on a sandbar, not far from the family’s home in West Bridport.
It was late, and the tugboat’s crew came over to the Swinton home to use the telephone — several times, as Peggy (Swinton) Clark, now 71, remembers it.
One thing led to another, and after several calls, the crew made plans to take their tug and head for Port Henry, N.Y., where the tugboat could make arrangements to have the stranded barge dislodged from the sandbar.
BRANDON — One new field and two new coaches were in place as the fall Otter Valley Union High School sports season kicked off last week.
That season opened Aug. 31 on Markowski Field when the OV boys’ soccer team hosted Proctor on the newly rebuilt surface directly behind the school.
If political change is in the air following Gov. James Douglas’ decision not to seek re-election, it would seem that the race for governor is the Democrats’ to lose.
But lose they will if their agenda is seen by Vermonters as so liberal that the state simply cannot afford a party that seeks to expand government programs and will not be shy about raising taxes to pay for them.