February 4th, 2016
CLINTON, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team blanked host NESCAC foe Hamilton twice this past weekend to remain unbeaten and in first place in the league, but then dropped a non-league game to Norwich on Tuesday.
The Panthers, winners of six straight, are 11-4-3 overall and 7-0-3 in NESCAC action heading into a pair of games at Colby this weekend. They were ranked No. 6 in this week’s NCAA Division III poll.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team split two recent games, working overtime to win a league game on Saturday before dropping a non-league contest on Tuesday. The Panthers (11-8, 3-3 NESCAC) will visit Colby and Bowdoin this weekend.
On Saturday, the Panthers outscored visiting league foe Hamilton by 13-3 in overtime to earn a 75-65 win and even their league mark at 3-3. Hamilton fell to 6-13, 1-5 in NESCAC play.
The rules used by both Vermont political parties to allocate national convention delegates could result in delegations that do not reflect the preferences of the voters in the March 1 Vermont primary.
Vermont sends 16 delegates to the Republican National Convention. If one candidate receives 50 percent or more of the primary vote — an unlikely outcome, considering the number of Republican candidates — that candidate wins all 16 delegates. Otherwise, the delegates are divided proportionally among all candidates with at least 20 percent of the primary vote.
The guest editorial posted Jan. 28, 2016, “Give Vermonters a voice in siting solar and wind projects,” by Emerson Lynn of the St. Albans Messenger, identified some of the reasons why Vermonters see this rapid solar energy expansion with a good deal of skepticism. Trust would be restored in part if legislators recognized the public’s desire to follow the full Act 250 process.
Some unanswered concerns that come to mind:
The first major hurdle of the 2016 legislative session was resolved Saturday when lawmakers approved a tweak to the cost containment threshold in Act 46, last year’s education governance reform bill. The debate echoed many familiar conversations about our school system. There were speeches about declining enrollment, property taxes and the relationship between state and local government. But what made the 2016 debate remarkable was that many lawmakers discussed the state’s educational system without ever mentioning how our decisions impact Vermont kids.
While the Vermont Right to Life Committee (VRLC) distributed a pamphlet about the “science behind the preborn” through the Addison Independent, I would like to take space to open the dialogue about the science behind re-traumatization. I hope that in writing this, I can clarify how access to reproductive choice impacts people who have experienced dating, domestic and/or sexual violence.