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June 10th, 2015
Dear Addison Independent,
Before I leave for a new job and home in Orono, Maine, I want to thank you for representing the Addison County community so well. Yours is the first local paper I have ever read closely and looked forward to getting in the mail.
I will miss the Addy Indy, along with the beautiful Champlain Valley, close friends, seeing my daughter grow up with caring teachers and classmates, and the many joys of teaching at Middlebury College.
Debby Anderson’s elegant, colorful and beautifully designed costumes were as much responsible for the incredible success of Town Hall Theatre’s sold-out production of “Turandot” as the artists, conductor and director. Yet your reviewer did not see fit to include this remarkable talented lady’s work in her review.
There have been a couple of letters published in this newspaper in support of spending $3.5 million to the Middlebury airport. These letters are written by the people fortunate enough to own their own private planes.
There are about 40 planes docked at the airport, and the overwhelming number of flights at the airport are undertaken by these 40 people. We honestly hope they continue to enjoy their hobby and fly safely.
Wow. In my 88th year I shall (may) have the opportunity to vote for a truly Independent presidential candidate, the honorable Sen. Bernie Sanders, a genuine man of and for the people, with a social consciousness that could save this country.
We need a leader with ideas and solutions. Sen. Sanders is that leader — his record speaks for itself. He is the right man, in the right place, at the right time.
Hopefully the voters will not miss this wonderful opportunity to carry him to the White House.
Those of us in the Middlebury business community who own or operate a facility that is currently dependent on fuel oil and/or propane have been waiting patiently for the arrival of natural gas to our area. The economic benefits are substantial and will result in substantially healthier bottom lines. As we see operating costs, property taxes and the minimum wage rise, these utility savings will enable us to stay competitive in the region and continue to be a vibrant contributor to our area’s economy.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brandon, for paving Route 7 from McDonald’s to Champlain Street as well as the other paving projects being done. What a pleasure it is now to drive and not run into potholes and the like on Route 7.
The crosswalks being painted early are also very nice. Brandon is really starting to shape up. Great job and THANK YOU again.
MIDDLEBURY — With 8:19 to go in Tuesday’s Division I boys’ lacrosse semifinal on Middlebury College’s Alumni Field, Essex attacker Henry Adams bounced home his third goal of the game to give his fourth-seeded team a 10-8 lead.
EAST MONTPELIER — Athletes from Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes won events at Saturday’s Division II championship meet at U-32 High School in East Montpelier.
MUHS junior Hannah Buttolph repeated as the girls’ high jump champion, clearing five feet, two inches to win by six inches. That height would have won the D-I meet by four inches.
Mount Abe freshman Lydia Pitts continued her dominance in girls’ D-II hurdling, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 16.46 and the 300 in 49.84.