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October 8th, 2014
As yesterday’s article in the Rutland Herald demonstrated, a major issue in achieving Vermont’s goal of producing 90 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050 is how to balance what has been determined to be the public good with the democratic character of our society.
As a 21-year-old who grew up in the Middlebury area and is currently attending Middlebury College, I would encourage Vermonters of all generations to vote for Calvin McEathron.
While Calvin is focused on a number of big initiatives, his commitment to affordable higher education is particularly important to me. As a college student himself, Calvin understands the rising cost of education as well as the importance of receiving pertinent job training.
This week’s writer is Chief George Merkel of the Vergennes Police Department, who is writing in his role as president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police.
I call on the Public Service Board to re-open discussion of the permit for Phase I of the fracked gas pipeline. Here are some of the reasons.
Your extensive and excellent coverage of the People’s Climate March in New York accurately portrayed the remarkable gathering of people who came together to express our deep concern about climate change. The mood at the march was overwhelmingly hopeful, but as your guest editorial asked, “What, really, was accomplished?”
There are many reasons to support Betty Nuovo and Amy Sheldon in the coming election for state representative from Middlebury. One reason is that both Nuovo and Sheldon have already demonstrated their commitment to the town of Middlebury through their many constructive contributions over the last two decades.
ADDISON COUNTY — For the past few years, Vermont State Police have not disclosed the blood alcohol level shown by defendants at traffic stops for driving under the influence. But late last week the agency changed its policy and began releasing that information again.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Justin Cutler, 30, of Middlebury for allegedly trying to obtain narcotics by fraud on Oct. 2. Police arrested Cutler after investigating a report of someone using a prescription pad from the Middlebury Animal Hospital in an attempt to buy narcotics.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Met with a WomenSafe client regarding safety concerns on Sept. 29.