January 16th, 2014
For a quarter century, beginning in 1998, Vermont has been the recipient of a $962 million “gift” it had no reason to expect. It was a gift that had the potential to change the health care culture of Vermont, to perhaps orient it more toward a culture of health, not sickness.
But it has not been properly used, and its misuse continues.
The other day I pulled on my winter jeans, which fit snugly because of my long johns, and then realized I wasn’t wearing long johns.
It wasn’t just the overabundance of cookies at Christmas that has led to my recent uptick in weight. It’s been a gradual process over the past year or so, when my portions have grown incrementally larger — think deli platter — and my snacks more frequent. I haven’t been paying attention.
I would like to share with you and your readers a resolution that was approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors of Spirit in Nature on Jan. 8, expressing opposition to the proposed fracked gas pipeline:
The town office and gym relocation proposals continue the town’s selectboard penchant for spending the taxpayers’ money. At some point borrowing money needs to be reined in. In recent years there have been borrowings for the police station, the bridge, water and sewage improvement, and most recently for the fire stations.
I was pleased to read your recent front-page article on Winter Term (J-term) at Middlebury College.
This term made its debut in 1969 under the leadership of Dr. James I. Armstrong, college president at the time, who is quoted in a recent issue of the Middlebury Campus as having stated that “both students and faculty would benefit from the flexibility and freedom offered by the month-long reprieve between fall and spring semesters.”
MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury College women’s basketball team with a lineup finally looking more like what the Panthers hoped for surged to open Tuesday’s second half on the way to a 65-58 victory over visiting Colby-Sawyer.
The game marked only the second game this season that last season’s leading rebounder, senior forward Katie Pett, and second-leading scorer and rebounder, Scarlett Kirk, had taken the floor together.