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Boys lacrosse team off to hot start (4/15/10)

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Redhawks score 15 goals against Rice, Woodstock

April 15, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Having netted 30 goals in its first two games, the 2-0 Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team will go for a third straight victory at 4 p.m. Thursday, when South Burlington High shows up at the Hinesburg lax location.

 


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Champlain Valley Union High lacrosse player Peter Hiser puts the Redhawks up 3-0 with a behind-the-back shot during a 15-5 rout of Rice Memorial on Saturday.

The match against the Rebels, who opened their season Friday with a 10-4 popping of Mount Mansfield Union High, is the second in a series of four straight home contests for the Redhawks.

Spaulding High of Barre will motor in for an 11 a.m. session Saturday morning, to be followed by highly regarded Essex High Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

CVU opened the home stand Saturday morning with a 15-5 rumble over visiting Rice Memorial High (1-1), led by junior Lawrence Dee’s five goals and three helpers. Juniors Jake Marston and Taylor Gingras added three goals each, with Gingras passing off for five assists.

It took CVU just over two minutes to take control of the game with Dee, from behind the Rice net, passing in front to a slanting Marston, who expertly fired in the game’s initial score with 9:48 remaining in the quarter.

Just over a minute later, Gingras nailed his first goal with a sortie from behind the Rice cage. Just 39 seconds after that, Dee set up Peter Hiser for a 3-0 CVU lead.

Martston and Nick Spencer added scores before the end of the period and the rout was on.

With Dee scoring twice in the second reel, the Redhawks took a 7-1 lead by halftime.

Down 9-1 following third period goals from Nathaniel Wells and Dee, Rice staged a brief, two-goal flurry in the closing 1:28 of the period.

CVU resumed its dominance with six straight goals in the final chapter. Dee and Gingras each scored twice while Marston and Wells each tallied one, Wells scoring on a line drive bomb from 12 feet out.

Marston, who scored four goals in the season opener, a 15-2 win Thursday at Woodstock Union High, also controlled the midfield face-offs for the Hawks.

At Woodstock, senior Nick Hart unloaded three goals and an assist on the Wasps. Gingras, Dee and Wells each potted two scores, Gingras adding four assists and Dee two.

Christian Goulette and Jeff Palmer each added a score while Eric Palmer and Will Dubuc shared time in the net.

Dubuc handled the goaltending chores in the win over Rice.

 


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CVU tennis girls out to defend title (4/15/10)

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April 15, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

After being interrupted by a postponement Monday, the defending Division 1 state champion Champlain Valley Union High girls tennis team will be in action at its home courts in Shelburne at 3:30 p.m. Thursday against Essex High and at 3:30 p.m. Monday with South Burlington High the opposition.

Monday’s home match with Mount Mansfield Union High was postponed until April 20.

Coach Amy deGroot has the 2-0 Redhawks primed for a serious defense of the title they won last year under the direction of Chris Hood, who retired at the end of the season.

The most recent of the two wins came Friday, a 7-0 triumph over Essex High at the Hornets’ home courts.

The five singles winners in order of ranking were Kylie deGroot, AnnaClare Smith, Abby Stoner, Andrea Joseph and Colleen McCarthy.

The triumphant doubles duos were freshmen Emily Polhemus and Claire Stoner, along with juniors Kristen Donalson and Megan Hamson.

“Our singles lineup is pretty well set,” said coach deGroot. “We are still working with the doubles teams.”

The Redhawks opened the campaign last Wednesday with a 6-1 win over Rice Memorial High.

Amy deGroot said she is familiar with many of the players from years as a youth tennis coach and personal trainer.

“When the opening occurred, we were fortunate to be able to get her,” athletic director Kevin Riell said.

 


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Peters wins snowboarding championship (4/15/10)

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Two other Vermonters also fare well

April 15, 2010

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

Champlain Valley Union High School student Dylan Peters spent more than 100 days on his snowboard this winter, and it paid off.

 


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Dylan Peters flips off a jump at the USA Snowboarding Association national championship, held at Copper Mountain, Colo. earlier this month.

 


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Dylan Peters, 17, holds his snowboard and his gold medal from the USA Snowboarding Association national championship, where he won the junior men’s slopestyle competition.

Earlier this month, Peters, 17, won the junior men’s slopestyle competition at the USA Snowboarding Association national championship, held at Copper Mountain, Colo.

“It was crazy,” said Peters, a Williston resident. “It was pretty amazing because I didn’t really know what to expect when I went out there.”

Peters said he almost broke his ankle while practicing a jump before his run.

“I just tied my boot really tight and ignored it,” he said. “I got through and landed everything, so I was pretty psyched.”

Nearly 60 riders competed in the junior men’s slopestyle championships. Peters won with a score of 74.5.

“It’s definitely a good way to end the season and it opened new doors to go to other events and meet more people in industry,” he said.

Peters said his sponsors — Ride Snowboards, Von Zipper and Odd Men Out — were also happy about the win.

“There’s no limit really, I guess,” Peters said of his goals. “My goals are to keep progressing, and learn new things and take it to new places and new contests. There’s always people to meet and videos to shoot and places to ride.”

Peters said he thought his inverted tricks helped clinch the victory. Peters started with back-to-back rodeos, a trick that involves spinning 540 degrees while flipping. He also did a backflip off one of the rails.

“It’s scary to watch him,” said his mother, Sue Peters.

“Dylan’s been jumping and flipping his whole life,” she said. “As a toddler he was jumping off things. The things have just gotten bigger.”

Peters also came in fifth in the halfpipe competition.

“Getting fifth was a pretty big accomplishment for me,” he said. “This was my first year really riding the pipe. I put it all together and I was excited about that.”

Peters wasn’t the only Vermonter to do well in the competition.

Charlotte resident and CVU sophomore Charlie Shea, a good friend of Peters, came in fourth in the slopestyle competition, with 69.3 points.

“(Peters) and I threw down some really great runs,” Shea said. “It shows that Vermont is not a quiet state out here.”

Shea said the competition included “the best of the best.”

“I just think it’s really cool that they bring everyone from all over the U.S. and put them in one competition,” he said.

Garrett Mernick of Shelburne took sixth place, scoring 65.7 points.

Peters also competed in the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in Stratton in March, and almost made it into the semi-final round, where he would have been riding against Olympians.

Peters said he usually rides four days a week, and skateboards in the summer. He spent his younger years riding at Bolton Valley Resort, and now trains with the Mt. Mansfield Snowboard Club at Stowe, coached by Mike Slaughter.

He missed four weeks of school to snowboard this year, though he took online courses and also attends Burlington Technical Center.

Peters said “it would definitely be cool” to snowboard professionally.

“I want to see how far I can pursue it and keep taking it to next level,” he said.

 


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Education Briefs (4/15/10)

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April 15, 2010

CVU seeks Grad Challenge panelists

Champlain Valley Union High School wants community members to serve as panelists on Grad Challenge Presentation Day. On May 14, seniors will present the results of their experience and research completed during their Graduation Challenge, a yearlong learning project.

Students spent 20 to 45 hours on the projects, in which someone from the community guided them through the learning experience.

Community panelists will listen to students’ formal presentations about their grad challenge. Other panelists include CVU faculty. The day is split into three sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. In each session, students, panelists and audience members listen to Grad Challenge presentations from three or four seniors. Each presentation group is based on one of eight topic areas, which include Recreational Wellness, Science/Math, Business Education and Social Studies/Education.

Panelists listen to the presentations, ask questions and evaluate the presentations. The panelists are asked to attend a 30-minute orientation just prior to hearing the presentations.

CVU suggests that parents of seniors not participate as panelists, so that they can watch their children’s presentations.

If interested in being a panelist, contact Community Learning Coordinator MaryAnne Gatos at [email protected] or 482-7195, or fill out an online form by going to www.cvuhs.org and clicking on the link in the middle of the home page.

 

Poster children

Williston Central School students Emi Borch and Mary Rutenbeck tied for first place in the middle school category of the Vermont Foreign Language Association’s Poster Contest.

The students were honored at the Statehouse last month. The 2009 VFLA Poster Contest theme was “Communicate Globally, Connect Locally.” Awards were given in three categories: elementary, middle and high school.

Emi Borch is a sixth grade student who is studying French with Madame Michele Choiniere. Mary Rutenbeck is an eighth grade student who is studying French with Madame Deb Laskarzewski.

All winners were greeted by Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and numerous state representatives and senators.

 


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Voter survey results to be posted on Web site (4/15/10)

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April 15, 2010

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

Local voters can see how their fellow residents feel about Champlain Valley Union High School issues when the CVU Board publicizes the results of its voter survey.

CVU Board Chairwoman Jeanne Jensen said she hopes to post the results on the school’s Web site, www.cvuhs.org, in the next week or two.

During its April 13 meeting, the CVU Board discussed the results of an optional survey distributed to voters on Town Meeting Day.

Approximately 600 people took the survey.

Jensen said the survey showed “overwhelming support” of art and world language programs at the school.

“I would certainly be hesitant to cut world languages or arts, because it’s clearly a priority for our community,” Jensen said.

Another major survey topic, which has been discussed in several supervisory unions across Vermont, was school board consolidation.

On the survey, voters were asked if Chittenden South Supervisory Union should condense its seven boards into one. The majority of respondents, approximately 60 percent, were in favor of consolidating.

“Sixty percent in favor is a pretty substantial response,” Jensen said.

On Town Meeting Day, voters approved the merger of four school districts in Addison Northwest Supervisory Union. Two bills in the Vermont Legislature could reduce the number of school districts and supervisory unions.

The survey also showed “lukewarm” support for online courses, Jensen said. She added, however, that many of the comments made it seem that people misinterpreted the question, thinking the board intended to replace in-class lessons with online ones, rather than offer additional courses online.

“That was a learning moment on how to phrase things,” she said.

Board member Jonathan Milne said publicizing the survey could be a way to solicit more responses.

“It is a way of engaging the community in conversation,” he said.

 


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Williston teachers announce departures (4/15/10)

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April 15, 2010

By Greg Duggan

Observer staff

The Williston School District has at least eight openings to fill for the 2010-2011 school year.

At the School Board meeting on April 7, District Principal Walter Nardelli read a series of letters, each from an educator announcing his or her departure.

Enrichment teacher Richard Allen plans to retire after 42 years with the school district. First and second grade teacher Kathy Dodge of Calliope House also announced her retirement.

Susan Stewart, a third and fourth grade teacher, accepted a position as principal of Monkton Central School. She’ll be replaced by Becky Martell, a first and second grade teacher.

Part-time music teacher Andrea Haulenbeek and full-time special educator Louise Limoge indicated they would not return next school year.

Marcy Foster, a special educator, requested a leave of absence for personal reasons. Family and consumer science teacher Rachel McKnight will be on medical leave for the year, and Harbor House math and science teacher Dominique St. Arnaud requested a leave of absence to spend time with her growing family. She is due to give birth to a second child this summer.

The School Board approved and accepted all of the requests.

“That’s a lot,” School Board member Darlene Worth said, with several other comments in agreement.

Nardelli told the Observer the district typically loses five to eight members of the faculty each year. This year, he said the district is determining if it’s possible to cut back on hiring replacements for any of the full-time faculty while maintaining the existing quality of education.

The district has already advertised to fill Martell’s first and second grade teacher position. Nardelli said the school district received 265 applications for the opening. No one has been hired yet.

For the one-year leave of absences, Nardelli said the district hires replacements on a one-year basis.

“That person knows someone is going to come back and take that position,” Nardelli said.


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Police Notes (4/15/10)

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April 15, 2010

 

Cows gone wild

A passerby flagged down police on April 10 in front of a farm near South Road to report that cows were in the road, according to police reports. The farm’s owners told police that about 100 cows had “knocked the barn gates down” and gotten out of the barn, according to the report. Police who proceeded into the driveway of the farmhouse also noticed two bulls “fighting with each other,” the report notes. Police were able to help get the animals back into the barn, according to the report.

 

More cow capers

On April 12, police received a report that a cow was in the middle of Williston Road near the top of French Hill, according to police reports. Police arrived and the farmer was able to move the cow back into the field, the report notes.

 

Domestic assault

Aaron Demers, 24, of Williston was cited on a charge of domestic assault on April 5, according to police reports.

 

Theft

• A Stirrup Circle resident called police on April 5 to report that the temporary registration on his vehicle may have been stolen while the vehicle was parked at his house, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.

• Four tires and wheels from a Mitsubishi Eclipse were allegedly stolen from Thomas Hirchak Auction Co. on Dorset Lane on April 5, according to police reports. The items were valued at $500 to $1,000, according to the report. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611.

• Justin Lovig, 22, of Winooski was cited on a charge of retail theft from Wal-Mart on April 11, according to police reports. He was also issued a no trespass order, the report notes. No other information was released.

 

Syringes found

A “concerned citizen” called Williston Police on April 5 to report about 10 syringes found in the gravel near the electric station on Old Creamery Road, according to police reports. Police picked them up and put them into the department’s “sharp box,” according to the report. No other information was released.

 

Driving under the influence

Javier Zelada-Lino, 36, of Connecticut was cited on a charge of driving under the influence-refusal on March 28 after a police investigation in which he refused a breath test, according to police reports. He was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Center, the report notes.

 

Fraud

Tonnie Sullivan, 43, of South Burlington was cited on a charge of false pretenses on April 7 after allegedly trying to return items to Wal-Mart that she had not purchased, according to police reports. No other information was released.

 

Wanted person

A traffic stop on April 9 resulted in the arrest of Joshua T. Carpentier, 30, of Milton on charges of criminal driving with a suspended license and “failure to appear” on a previous DLS charge, according to police reports. He was under criminal suspension for having five or more previous DLS tickets, according to police. He was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Center on $500 bail, and cited to appear in court on May 3, the report notes.

 

Search warrant

Police assisted the U.S. Postal Service in serving a search warrant for electronics to a Seth Circle residence on April 7, according to police reports. Several items were seized and taken into custody by the Postal Service, and two glass pipes were turned over to the police, according to the report. No other information was released.

 

Craigslist fraud alert

The Williston Police Department has been alerted to an Internet scam on craigslist.com. A resident reported being led to believe a property in Williston was for rent when it actually was not. The supposed property owner asked the person for personal information as part of an application and for money to be sent as a deposit.

Williston Police urge residents to use caution any time they give out personal information, especially when they are asked to do so online.

For people who use sites such as craigslist, police recommend meeting with the person and being skeptical of an individual who will not meet in person, will not show the property or insists on payment before showing the property.


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Everyday Gourmet (4/15/10)

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Hip sips

April 15, 2010

By Kim Dannies

When it comes to cocktails, James Bond and I are definitely on the same page.

In “Casino Royale” 007 declares, “I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well made. I hate small portions of anything.” (To make a 007 Martini: 3 measures Gordon’s gin, 1 of vodka, half measure of Kina Lillet; shake 15 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, twist of lemon.)

It’s time to retire my winter drink (Perfect Manhattan: 2 measures Marker’s Mark bourbon, 1/2 ounce each red and white vermouth, dash of bitters; shake 15 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, twist of lemon) in favor of a spring-like celebration libation. I scouted out these cool cocktail recipes currently making the bar rounds. These sips are so good they even make Tax Day seem hip.

English Rose: Cosmos are out — this variation of the classic Martini might be just the thing to sip while you watch your roses bloom. In a shaker filled with ice, add 2 measures gin, 1 ounce dry vermouth, 1 ounce apricot brandy, 1/2 ounce lemon juice and 1 teaspoon grenadine. Shake 15 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, add a cherry.

Ginger Julep: A cool Derby variation. In a highball glass, muddle a slice of orange, 5 mint leaves and 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup and fresh ginger juice, each. Add 2 measures Kentucky bourbon and chipped ice, stir.

Raspberry Mojitos: For a chic Cinco de Mayo. In a highball glass, muddle 6 fresh mint leaves, 3 whole raspberries, the juice of 1 lime and 2 teaspoons of sugar. Add 2 measures of light rum, stir. Fill the glass with chipped ice; top with splash of club soda.

Bellinis: A Mother’s Day delight. Make a peach puree by peeling 4 ripe peaches. Dice and puree in a food processor. Make a raspberry puree by pureeing 1 cup fresh or frozen berries in a food processor. In tall champagne flutes, place 1 tablespoon of peach puree and 1 teaspoon of raspberry puree. Fill glasses with Prosecco.

Kim Dannies is a graduate of La Varenne Cooking School in France. She lives in Williston with her husband, Jeff; they have three college-aged daughters who come and go. For archived Everyday Gourmet columns go to kimdannies.com.

 


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Little Details (4/15/10)

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Loaded questions

April 15, 2010

By Katherine Bielawa Stamper

“Share a story about a time you felt your social class,” our minister invited.

Silence swept the room. We mined our memories. This was a class on social class — a touchy subject in egalitarian America.

“I remember my mother, a widow, a seamstress with a small dress shop … I remember her nervousness when meeting my future in-laws who were wealthier and more highly educated,” one woman said.

She tearfully recounted her relief when her prospective father-in-law warmly welcomed her mother into the family fold. This daughter of a seamstress would rise to state senator, fiercely advocating for Vermont’s underprivileged in Montpelier’s hallowed halls.

Another classmate, a retiree who qualified for Section 8 — affordable housing — recounted telephoning a senior community in Shelburne to ask if they’d accept his certificate. With monthly fees alone far exceeding his means, he was out of luck. The leafy life care retirement community seemed beyond his reach. He mentioned how some Burlington seniors — poorer ones — felt more comfortable eating meals at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf than the senior center. Socioeconomics separates in ways age cannot.

I shared a story from my arrival in Vermont in 1991. Hired as an associate director at a Vermont higher education institution, I was trained by my predecessor, a confident graduate of an elite college. The state college I worked my way through was definitely “minor league” by comparison. While in her office, she took a call from her father. The half of the conversation I heard went something like this:

“You’re where? New York City?” she laughed. “You’re calling from a limo?” The banter continued as I sat in what would soon be my office.

Long before the proliferation of cell phones, car phones demonstrated extravagance. Call concluded, she turned to me and said, “That was my dad calling from New York. He’s there on business. … What does your father do?”

A sense of surprise and unease welled up inside me.

“My father is a school custodian,” I said, hesitantly.

“Oh,” she responded, unimpressed, and returned to work conversation.

Did she think less of me because my father’s profession involved mopping floors and cleaning toilets? Did she have a clue what she was asking? I felt angry she’d ask such a question. What did my father’s job have to do with anything? Should I have explained his education was interrupted by war and imprisonment as a teenager in a Nazi slave labor camp? Would she care he came to America a refugee, working two and three jobs to put food on the table? Could she possibly understand he took a janitor job at 64 when the factory closed and my sister, still in college, needed health benefits? Her question made me feel smaller. She played the class card, unmasking my lower status.

My roommate in college was friendly, outgoing and not exactly “academically oriented.” We got along well enough. I lived in the dorm Monday to Friday, travelling home to work on weekends.

Her father, a suited salesman who wore too much cologne, slipped into town periodically. He’d treat her to dinner and drop a thick wad of bills. She gleefully worked through the stash over the next several nights, going out to bars. I might have done the same — if I walked in her sandals.

I was often in our room studying when “Dad” arrived. During one visit, her father cast a glance toward me and asked with a hint of sarcasm, “Kathy, why don’t you go out and have some fun? You study too much.”

My weak response was something about how I had to work in addition to attending school. The door shut behind them. Tears of anger — at his cruelty — rolled down my cheeks as I redirected myself to my schoolwork.

Each Friday, I’d take a bus to a train to a bus to get home to my restaurant job. I’d reverse the jaunt early Monday mornings to get to my on-campus Work Study job before class. Travelling Route 9 near Boston, I passed Wellesley College on my to and fro journey. I often stared at the sign, wondering what it might be like to attend a fancy school like that. Wellesley felt as unattainable as Mars.

It’s human to ask each other questions. It’s a way to get to know someone, to demonstrate interest. It’s also a way — if you’re of a certain persuasion — to assess pedigree, or lack thereof. For folks from socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances, these can be emotionally loaded questions.

When getting to know others, I am most curious about “the hand” they were dealt in life and what they’ve chosen to do with it. Pedigree has its advantages — but so does a lack, thereof.

 

Katherine Bielawa Stamper lives in Williston. Reader comments are welcome at [email protected] or [email protected]

 


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Letters to the Editor (4/15/10)

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April 15, 2010

 

Health care for the people

I would like to respond to the letter “Energy and health” in the March 25 edition of the Observer. “One day,” the writer said, “our health care system can be just like (Cuba’s).”

In Cuba, unlike America, every citizen has access to health care and pharmaceuticals at costs that do not break them apart. No one goes bankrupt because of a medical problem; no one is denied or thrown off of health insurance because of an illness or pre-existing condition. There is no such thing as a 40 percent increase in health insurance premiums such as Wellpoint inflicted on California this year. There are no health insurance CEOs reaping millions a year in salaries as their companies take in record profits while thousands of Americans lose their insurance and tens of thousands die annually because they cannot afford any health care.

While no great fan of Fidel, I wonder what the author finds wrong with this type of health care system and why it would be such a bad thing if ours came to resemble theirs in some ways. It is not the best in the world, nor the worst. It is, however, far better than what the Cuban people had under Fulgenico Batista, the brutal dictator and American puppet who raped the country before Castro’s revolution got rid of him.

The Cuban system has accomplished something America cannot yet bring itself to do: cover all of its citizens. What, exactly, is so terribly wrong with that?

Walter Carpenter, Montpelier

 

Drug accusations ‘off base’

In the April 1 Observer, Champlain Valley Union High School was accused of having a “rampant” drug problem, and the administration was said to “nearly encourage” it (Letters to the Editor, “Drugs at CVU”).

As a senior at CVU, I found these accusations to be offensive and very off base. I have spent four years walking those halls, and I have found CVU to be the complete opposite of the picture painted in the aforementioned letter. I have never seen a drug deal occur in the hallway, or a teacher allow an intoxicated student to walk free. Obviously I could have missed something, but I have talked to many students and faculty members in the past week who agree with me that these attacks on the CVU community are completely unwarranted and false.

CVU is one of the best schools in the state. We consistently do well on standardized tests, many of our students go on to incredible colleges and overall the CVU community is incredibly caring.

Although CVU is a great school, we cannot allow ourselves to be naïve. It is high school, and we have to expect some drug use from students. But to say the administration does nothing about it is completely untrue. From the first days of class freshman year, students are taught the dangers and consequences of drug use. Dealing drugs can result in immediate expulsion, and being caught using drugs or alcohol can get kids suspended from school and sports. The faculty really cares about each and every kid, and the vast majority of the students really care about the school.

I want this message to get to the parents and future students at CVU. CVU is an extraordinary school, not some drug emporium. Spend a day here and you will understand that our students are not drug abusing delinquents, but friendly, thoughtful kids. Please learn the facts next time before you insult a whole community.

Chris Beaton, CVU Student Council president

 

Poor science

Most government intrusion into our peaceful pursuits is based on junk science and junk economics. Politicians know this, so do reporters. But to listen to them you wouldn’t think so.

Why then does Vermont heavily subsidize both solar and wind generation of electrical power? Both are expensive and are not capable of providing for our electrical needs. If you remove the words “solar and wind” and insert “nuclear” you end up with Republican rather than a Democratic mantra. Why did Obama have to guarantee 100 percent of the loans on a few new nuclear power plants in Georgia? Because if it made financial sense then somebody else would have been willing to finance them. Nuclear is about as affordable as solar and wind power are clean. We are all forced by our government to pay for energy production that is financially foolish. Why do we put up with this? That road leads you toward government dependence and away from energy independence. How much more forced ruinous economic behavior can we afford?

People are ignorant enough about basic science to be easily bamboozled into banning incandescent bulbs and plastic bags as solutions to serious energy and pollution issues. They don’t come anywhere close to fixing problems yet politicians croon about the necessity of giving us the foul tasting medicine.

We consume 15 million barrels of oil daily. We produce 5 million. Unfortunately, no amount of local drilling is going come close to filling that gap. Cranking up taxes or building a “smart grid” that permits the government to regulate the temperature inside my house won’t cure energy woes.

Perhaps we can get those politicians to address the most dangerous greenhouse gas of them all — the dreaded dihydrogen monoxide. Ban it before it is too late!

Shelley Palmer, Williston

 


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