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Questions, Questions, Questions! Dialogue & Debate with Senator Bernie Sanders
By Cookie Steponaitis
   When Senator Bernie Sanders visited Vergennes Union High School on Tuesday, April 14th, he requested in his opening remarks that the students engage him in a dialogue. The Senator got his wish and for the next fifty minutes the topics included health care, budget deficits, world affairs, job loss, the Wall Street crisis, child care, college costs, migrant workers and hopes for the future.
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Hawthorne School
By Brooke Conner
    One-room schoolhouses have been a visual record of rural life in Vermont for many years.  The few that remain have been an integral part of our landscape and are living memories of many of our senior Vermonters. They often speak of their experiences within the walls of their schoolhouses not only as a place for teaching children, but as a community center, where neighbors gathered for dances, concerts, lectures, debates, political caucuses and worship.  As you can see by the picture below these lively places began attracting older family members in search of knowledge. It is here that the roots of today’s adult literacy programs began.
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Cross Street Bridge Ground Breaking
by Mike Cameron
L to R F. Robert Huth Executive VicePresident and Treasurer of Middlebury
College, Dean George Middlebury Selectman, Ronald Liebowitz Midddlebury
College President, John Tinney Middlebury Selectman and Board President and
Victor Nuovo Middlebury Selectman use ceremonial shovels to begin bridge work.  [ more ]

Hannaford Engineering Students Win State Silver And Gold

Congratulations to Josh Rosen (Senior, left) and Gavin Greenewalt (Junior, right)
on winning first and second place at the Vermont SkillsUSA Engineering
Championships. Their computer solid models, dimensioned working drawings,
written test and hand sketches completed during the five hour test were impressive.  [ more ]

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