April 26, 2017

Puppet masters


    Observer photo by Stephanie Choate
Rick Conte (left) and Richard Medrington of the Puppet State Theater of Scotland perform ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ at Williston Central School on Monday. Originally a book by Jean Giono, the story follows a shepherd who planted a forest over 40 years, as told by the shepherd’s dog. Puppeteers performed the show for students from Williston Central, Champlain Valley Union High School and Edge Academy.

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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