Voices In The Week’s News: July 6, 2012

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Vermont’s congressional delegation called for dairy reforms in the Farm Bill, Yankee opponents said the water permit could force the plant’s closure, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger scrapped the Moran project plans, Brattleboro hoped for a downtown college campus and academics marked the anniversary of Justin Morrill’s land grant college act.

These were some of the voices in the news this week.

Congressional Delegation Pushes Dairy Reform In Farm Bill (7/2/12) 

(Senator Bernie Sanders) "At the end of the day, in my view we are going to need supply management because when prices go down and farmers breed more and more cows, milk more and more cows, that just drives the price down even further-more milk is in the market."

Yankee Opponents Say Water Permit Could Force Plant To Close (7/3/12) 

(David Deen, Connecticut River steward) "And it’s raising the temperature of the river all the way down to Turner’s Falls. And that’s by Entergy’s own science. Natural Resources accepted their claim that it only affects the Vernon Pool has never made sense to us."

Weinberger Scraps Moran Project, Sets Plan For Waterfront (7/4/12) 

(Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger) "It has been too long since we have seen progress on the waterfront, and it’s untenable that we continue to be stalled. Going back 30 years, we have made great progress in reclaiming the waterfront from its industrial past. In the last decade, however, we have not made that kind of progress and that needs to change."

Brattleboro Hopes Colleges Find Downtown Home (7/2/12) 

(Tim Donovan, chancellor, Vermont State College System) "We’re looking at a couple of buildings in downtown Brattleboro that could conceivably house the Community College of Vermont operations, as well as the nursing program for Vermont Tech. And if we find adequate space to do both those things, the likelihood is they’d be co-located."

Academics Mark 150th Anniversary Of Morrill Act’s Signing (7/2/12) 

(UVM interim president John Bramley)  "In some ways you can argue it actually was one of the first acts of civil freedom and access, because up until that time education was pretty much the preserve of white male landed individuals – those with resources."

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