June 23rd, 2016
In recent weeks, Sen. Bernie Sanders has sent e-mails to his millions of supporters seeking small donations on behalf of Democratic candidates for Congress and state legislatures all over the country.
Recently I received an email with the statement that Jason Kaye, chairman of the town energy committee, made to the Middlebury selectboard, with a video of his testimony saying he was going to protest the natural gas pipeline with civil disobedience. This was my answer to that email list:
SHOREHAM — On the drive from Cornwall to Shoreham, passersby can spot four steel figures — slightly larger than human size — bending with arms raised, embracing the rolling hills and ambling horizon line with euphoric grace.
Frank Ittleman has been collecting sculptures for 20 years, but this piece — “The Dancers” by Texas artist Jerry Daniel —is his favorite.
“The joy that they have with their poses — every time I see it, I smile,” he said.
This week’s writer is Jason Kaye of Middlebury.
This is the full text of the statement that I read to the Middlebury selectboard during their June 14 meeting, regarding my decision to participate in nonviolent civil disobedience to stop the Vermont Gas pipeline expansion project.
My name is Jason Kaye and I live on Washington Street Extension. I am currently the chairperson of the Town Energy Committee.
BRANDON — Band-Aids, bug spray, pencils, softball videos, Gatorade, nail polish remover — the shelves and walls of an office lend a telling glimpse of the person who occupies it. And, after 38 years, Otter Valley physical education teacher Pattie Candon’s office is no exception.
The June 11 OVUHS graduation marked the end of Candon’s career at the Brandon school, but it was more than that. The longtime softball coach, gym teacher and graduation coordinator is retiring, yes, but she is also leaving the school she graduated from in 1972.
This week’s writer is Todd D. Gregory, MD, medical director at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. He lives in North Clarendon with his wife and two sons.
I am an emergency physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), where I have worked for the last nine years. In addition, I have been afforded the opportunity to observe — and participate in — discussions and planning around healthcare reform at the community and state level.
MIDDLEBURY — Andy and Lisa Mitchell know art, food, music and adventure, and they want to share with everyone.
The Middlebury couple are the founders of Middlebury UndergrounD, a nonprofit event production company that is working with local artists, musicians, chefs and people with “cool, creative ideas” to plan and host events that the entire community can enjoy.