July 18th, 2016
ESSEX — The host Town of Essex Swim Team defeated the Vergennes Champs, 351-140, in Thursday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Highlighting the Champs efforts was under-8 swimmer Will Clark, who won three races. Nathan Viera won two U-14 boys races, and Allison Croke, Amelia Lamothe and Grace LeBeau earned one victory apiece.
The Champs’ U-10 and U-14 girls’ relay teams swept both the medley and freestyle races to account for all the Vergennes relay victories.
In a recent commentary about people leaving Vermont, at the conclusion of the author’s piece, he casually stated that “Vermont, like every other state, has its economic problems and some things to worry about. Rich folks moving to Florida is not one of them.”
I’d like to offer another perspective: Rich folks moving to Florida is a big problem that we should worry about.
I am writing in response to the letter written by Ian Gregory Campbell in the July 4th edition of the Independent. Mr. Campbell expressed his ill-informed opinion that our groundbreaking GMO labeling law in Vermont would increase food costs for consumers. I appreciate Mr. Campbell’s concerns about food costs and the impact of rising food costs for Vermonters, however, I also think it’s important to refrain from spreading false information about the financial impact of our GMO labeling law.
Please join the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee on Monday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Community School to review, ask questions and provide feedback about our study committee report. The study committee has met over the past nine months to review options for unification and is ready to submit our draft report to the Agency of Education to start the review cycle.
While it is absolutely true that Bill James had a wonderful time riding in my little car in the 4th of July parade for the day before his 105th birthday, this year he was not the Grand Marshal of the parade as stated in the front page picture. The Grand Marshal of our parade for 2016 was Dick Lathrop, a much loved man who rode in the coach and was so honored for the many things he and his family have done for the Town of Bristol. Thank you Dick and congratulations!
Gun owners, we have to visit the voting booth to repeal on July 19, 2016, a stupid ordinance that has been passed by a few with no prior of what a gun owner’s ethics are. Possibly some pampered people hear a gunshot and freak out muttering “oh my oh my oh my.” We gun owners have responsibilities not to fire our gun unless in a place to do so that we know where the bullet will end its flight path.
NEW HAVEN — Taborri Bruhl had figured the highlight of his summer might be co-leading an educational trip to Spain with students from Rutland High School, where he teaches economics.
But a brief phone call from Addison County Democrats has shaken up his summer plans — and perhaps his professional life for years to come.
With a nudge from his party colleagues, Bruhl has decided to belatedly enter the race for the Addison-5 House seat that represents the towns of Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge. He will face veteran Rep. Harvey Smith, R-New Haven.