by Guy Page
According to the July 6 Seven Days, Vermont parents aren’t vaxxing young children ages six months – 5 years because they’re just too Covid-fatigued to act – “It’s been too long to feel the excitement anymore,” a mom moans – nothing to do with Covid-19 vax necessity or safety.
Candidates invited to VT Grassroots ‘Pasta With A Purpose’ 6 pm Friday July 8 at Essex Grange Hall are Myers Mermel, Gerald Malloy, and Christina Nolan (Senate) and Ericka Redic and Anya Tynio (House), cost is $10 for singles and $20 for families of 2 or more.
Energize Vermont has hired Mississippi native Becca Dill as its director. The statewide non-profit, founded in 2010, has opposed construction of Big Wind turbines in Vermont: “her experience with policy advocacy and community engagement will be invaluable in furthering Energize Vermont’s work on behalf of an energy future for our state that achieves Vermont’s climate goals while respecting our environment and engaging our communities,” Chair Mark Whitworth said.
The sole physician in the race for Congress wants to reduce the federal health care bureaucracy. Dr. Louis Meyers, physician and Democratic candidate for Congress, said: “The federal government is good at building interstate highways, but is not as good at intricate human endeavors such as education and healthcare; the increase in the bureaucracy of medicine is driving up costs, driving doctors from the system, and harming patients.”
Last week’s R.Kelly sentencing highlights human trafficking, ICE says. Robert Sylvester Kelly, the R&B singer also known as “R. Kelly,” was sentenced by United States District Judge Ann M. Donnelly to 30 years in prison June 29 for sexual exploitation of children, forced labor and Mann Act violations involving the coercion and transportation of women and girls in interstate commerce to engage in illegal sexual activity.
“Revival Generation,” a youth-led worship band that last month gathered over 100 believers in the courtyard of Mount Anthony Union in Bennington to worship and pray for the school, will perform Saturday July 9 at 9:00 at Jacob’s Well, 29 West Main St., Cambridge NY.