May 15, 1989
In the absence of definitive federal action on protecting the world's ozone layer, the State of Vermont, population 550,000, has stepped into the breach. Effective in 1993, it will ban the sale or registration of cars containing the most common kind of automotive air conditioners. Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin, who is expected to sign the legislation in the next two weeks, has hailed the law as "landmark legislation. " (Actually, Hawaii is considering the same thing.) Automotive air conditioners were singled out because the coolant used in them, CFC-12, is regarded by scientists as the chlorofluorocarbon product most damaging to the stratospheric layer of ozone, which protects the earth from ultraviolet light.
August 20, 1988
Everyone knows that some prisoners do hard time and some do soft time. But only recently did we learn of a third alternative - Vermont time. John Zaccaro Jr., 24, the son of 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, is currently serving time in a $1,500-a-month luxury apartment in Burlington, Vt., where he is presumably doing penance for a drug conviction. Mr. Zaccaro owes his good fortune to a program of sentencing certain kinds of non-threatening felons to house arrest - a program that Vermont's embarrassed governor, Madeleine M. Kunin, is now reviewing.
November 14, 1997 |
Archbishop Carroll's Liz Mintzer made quite an impression on the Vermont coaching staff this summer while playing throughout the country with the 16-and-under Runnin' Rebels AAU team. So much so that Vermont coaches went to see Mintzer play again in the Villanova Shootout in September and eventually offered her a scholarship. Yesterday, Mintzer took Vermont up on its offer, making an oral commitment to accept a basketball scholarship. The 6-foot center said she would sign a letter of intent with the Division I team, which plays in the America East conference, as soon as possible.
September 16, 2011 |
THREE OF the colleges that made Brendan Kilpatrick's personal final four can be found in New England. Hmm, what have we here, a closet skier? "Not even close," he said, chuckling. "And I don't even plan on learning. When guys come back from skiing or snowboarding, they all seem to have broken arms or broken legs. I don't think that's for me. " Kilpatrick, a 6-5, 195-pound senior at Malvern Prep, is a quality basketball player and his next stop will be the University of Vermont.
March 18, 1992 |
Hockey, hockey and more hockey have been the traditional topics of conversation in sports circles in Burlington, Vt. - until recently. The No. 25 University of Vermont women's basketball team has changed that. The Catamounts (29-0) became the nation's only unbeaten school in Division I, navigating a perfect course into their first NCAA tournament appearance, which will come tonight at No. 16 George Washington (24-6), the Atlantic Ten champion, in a first-round East Regional game.
April 30, 1989 |
When we first pointed the car toward the northern end of Vermont, we were looking for a relaxed few days of soaking up a little American culture in a setting of bucolic meadows and green hills. But in the best spirit of the good, short vacation, what we encountered along the shores of Lake Champlain was unexpected and even more fun than our original aim. In the pleasant New England town of Shelburne, a few miles south of Burlington, we did find the strong dose of history we anticipated, in a sort of visit to Grandmother's attic that doesn't require blowing dust off any of the relics.
June 28, 1986 |
From our "Truth in Advertising" file comes word that Bob Newhart, who stars as the nerdy proprietor of a quaint Vermont inn on CBS's Newhart, has never been to the Green Mountain State. And it looks as if he has no intention of going in the near future. Montpelier on the Move, a civic group headed by Steve Faust, recently invited Newhart to participate in the state capital's annual Fool's Fest, a summertime vaudeville and music celebration. According to Faust, Newhart said thanks, but no thanks.
December 8, 1995 |
Jeff Myers scored 25 points to lead four Drexel scorers in double figures as the Dragons routed Vermont, 97-58, last night in the North Atlantic Conference opener for both teams. Drexel got 19 points from Mike DeRocckis, 13 from Cornelius Overby, and 10 points, plus 17 rebounds, from Malik Rose. Myers was 7 for 9 from the floor, including a 4-for-5 performance from three-point range. The Dragons improved to 3-1 overall. Vermont fell to 1-4. Drexel shot 16 for 28 from the floor in the first half, including 9 for 15 from three-point range, and went 13 for 13 from the free-throw line.
August 10, 2015 |
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Although it is the very essence of Vermont, Burlington is decidedly not one of the quaint village towns that define the popular image of the Green Mountain State. Burlington in August is a lot like Philadelphia in August, without the oppressive heat and the odor of trash, but with cool breezes and spectacular views of one of North America's largest glacial lakes. Its magnificent natural setting and lively Vermont culture make it an ideal summer oasis for Philadelphians looking to try a different flavor of New England - a place where some of the best craft beer in the country flows like water, where bikers glide into sunsets over Lake Champlain, where cars really do stop to let you cross the street, where parking is anywhere from cheap to free, and people eat local because, up here, being a "locavore" is positively the best choice.
February 11, 2000 |
Turnovers cost Drexel dearly last night as the Dragons blew a 12-point lead in the final four minutes and lost to Vermont, 73-72. The Catamounts never had the lead in the game until Tobe Carberry sank a free throw to complete a three-point play with 13 seconds to go. Drexel's Bryant Coursey had a six-footer to win the game rim out in the closing seconds and his stickback at the buzzer also refused to drop. Drexel fell to 10-13 overall and 7-6 in America East. Vermont improved to 12-10 overall and 7-6 in the conference.