March 3rd, 2014
The thing that makes holidays special and exciting is that they are finite. When a wonderful thing happens only once a year it is a precious time.
Some of us may have a crazy aunt who can always get the holiday tree up, but never seems to find the time to take it down. I have been reminded of that every day as I go over the Cross Street Bridge. What is wonderful and decorative in December becomes stale after the first week in January and by the end of February it is just downright depressing.
This entire nation is truly caught up in the grip of the quadrennial Olympic Spirit. Even the U.S. Senate and Congress have been caught up in an Olympian-like spirit as evidenced by the soaring Olympian imbecility permeating many familiar-sounding competitions and events.
Ski Jump: Great leaps of unprecedented failures and lapses of common sense.
Downhill: Tremendous dizzying rush downhill in the “Race to the Bottom,” culturally, morally, intellectually and economically.
I am writing to endorse Gloria Warden’s write-in candidacy for the offices of Town Clerk and Treasurer for the Town of Ferrisburgh.
Gloria began her career in town government more than 20 years ago, when she was hired in 1988 to do the bookkeeping/treasurer’s work for Charlotte when the town clerk was appointed to the Vermont Legislature to fill the remainder of her deceased husband’s term of office. Gloria has been doing fantastic work for the town ever since.
Kudos to UD-3 voters for the grand turnout last week. As a Cornwall voter, I was proud to be among the majority. Above all, I was impressed by the vigorous civic debate.
If you’re a Middlebury resident, when you get your Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 4, vote “Yes” on Article 6.
• It is the best plan Middlebury has seen in 20-plus years of trying to resolve this issue. For 2 cents on the tax rate, the town would get a $7.5 million value. From a taxpayers’ perspective, that’s money well spent on a town building we all know needs significant renovation.
BRISTOL — Police in Bristol are on the lookout for a car stolen in the village enter on Wednesday evening.
On Feb. 26, at 6:54 p.m. Bristol police received a complaint that some males had stolen alcohol from Champlain Farms. Police said that while they were investigating, one of the males thought to be involved in the theft of the alcohol escaped arrest by fleeing in a vehicle he stole from behind Cubbers restaurant.
Every year on or around the first Tuesday in March Vermonters gather with their neighbors to weigh in on town, school and highway budgets and to express their views on matters of local interest. The annual town meeting, which has been taking place for more than 250 years in many towns, is also a time for townspeople to re-establish relationships with those whom they see at the store or school drop-off.