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May 19th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham won on the road, Vergennes split a pair of road contests, and Middlebury dropped a home game.
Otter Valley saw rain wash away its only scheduled game, at Leland & Gray on Friday, with no makeup date immediately set.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/14 MUHS Girls vs. Burlington........... 11-10
5/15 Mt. Abe vs. OV Boys...................... 13-3
5/16 MUHS Boys vs. Spaulding............. 20-0
5/16 U-32 vs. VUHS Boys........................ 9-8
5/17 CVU vs. MUHS Boys...................... 12-8
Among the many issues tackled this legislative session, the outcome of several education initiatives was a mixed bag. To its credit the Legislature did expand access to universal pre-kindergarten education to all three- and four-year-olds at a modest cost as 80 percent of schools already had such programs. Combined with a $37 million federal grant to support early childhood education programs, the very youngest Vermonters now have a brighter future than ever before.
After attending the Public Service Board hearing in Shoreham (on Phase II of the proposed Vermont Gas pipeline), I came away with a different perspective than I went in with.
I know I’m not alone in breathing a huge sigh of relief that the vote for the new Middlebury town hall plan is over. Again. And I’m feeling very hopeful that we will move ahead now, as a community, to see these important projects through to completion with a spirit of openness and respect, as we have done before so many times.
FERRISBURGH — Homeward Bound: Addison County’s Humane Society, in partnership with Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh for the second year in a row, will hold its largest annual fundraiser — Woofstock 2014 — on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Thursday announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next month on a proposed constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decisions.