Archive - Oct 1, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Lt. Gov. Phil Scott hit the campaign trail yesterday, using the ultimate green method of transportation â€“ a bicycle. Scott sailed through Charleston, Derby and Newport with his entourage close at hand in a pick-up truck with spare bikes and parts.
Scott embarked on the 14-county, 500-mile ride yesterday in St. Johnsbury. Now, he heads to St. Albans then to Malletts Bay in the western part of the state. Scott, who plans to ride between 60 and 90 miles a day, will finish his journey next Tuesday.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ Last week Bill Stenger and partners unveiled a half-billion dollar development plan and promised 10,000 new jobs, with about 5,000 permanent positions.
â€śWe believe this undertaking will fundamentally alter the economic landscape of the Northeast Kingdom and how the international business community views this region of Vermont,â€ť said Stenger, co-owner of Jay Peak Resort.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Imagine a country that allows use of all drugs. Such a law may make some squirm, but thatâ€™s exactly what will happen if members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) have their way.
PeterÂ Christ, vice-director of the Syracuse, NY, organization, recently spoke at the Newport Rotary Club. The former police captain from Tonawanda, NY, does not believe society will ever win the War on Drugs.Â
â€śProhibition is a failed policy in the history of our species,â€ť said Christ. â€śEvery society that has ever tried a form of prohibition has failed at it.â€ť
GLOVER - To the backdrop of Gloverâ€™s historic panted curtains and the sounds of local musicians, Bernie Sanders took the microphone Sunday night to deliver his speech on issues facing America. Sanders is holding 31 Town Meetings during his re-election campaign to talk about his work in Washington.
He discussed Vermontâ€™s move toward a single-payer healthcare system; his fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; the need for decent paying jobs and how to get them; fixing the economy; and his fight to get the top one percent to pay their fair share of taxes.