Governor Shumlin taps Beth Robinson to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Beth Robinson to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court. An attorney with nearly two decades of experience practicing law in Vermont, Robinson is also a  widely respected civil rights advocate whose work to secure marriage equality rights in Vermont earned wide national recognition. Robinson will replace Justice Denise Johnson, who is retiring.   Robinson practiced law for 18 years at Langrock Sperry & Wool in Middlebury and Burlington, with a civil practice that included workers’ compensation, family law, employment law, negligence and injury cases. She served as co-counsel in the case of Baker versus Vermont, the landmark case that led to Vermont’s passage of a first-in-the-nation civil union law, and led the successful quest for full marriage equality for same-sex couples in Vermont.  ‘I am proud to appoint Beth Robinson to the Supreme Court,’ the governor said. ‘Beth’s strong legal background, experience with crafting legislation at the State House and commitment to the equal rights of all Vermonters will make her an exceptional justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. While I am thrilled to see Beth go to the Court and believe her to be the best qualified of an extraordinary pool of candidates, I am also sad to lose Beth as my legal counsel. In addition to depending on Beth’s sound legal advice, it is a pleasure to work with her every day.” Robinson added, ‘I’m humbled by the confidence that Governor Shumlin has placed in me, and deeply grateful both for the opportunity I’ve had to serve his administration these past 10 months, and for the chance to serve Vermont’s judiciary in the years to come.’  Robinson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1989.    According to the Vermont Superme Court Web site, Denise R. Johnson was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (A.B., 1969); the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1974); and the University of Virginia School of Law (LLM, 1995). She taught at the Vermont Law School, 1978-79; served as an Assistant Attorney General, Chief, Public Protection Division, 1980-88; served as chair, Vermont Human Rights Commission, 1988-1990. Appointed Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, December 3, 1990, by Governor Kunin.Governor’s office. 10.18.2011last_img read more

‘Green guards’ secure plazas, Iloilo Esplanade

first_imgThe mayor recently announced a P50,000reward to whoever could give information leading to the arrest of vandals whosavaged palm trees at the Iloilo Esplanade.“I am willing to spend money para madakpan ang naga-vandalizekag nagapatay sa mga tanum,” he said.The reward will be from his personal funds, he stressed. “Their primary duty is to protect mostespecially ornamental plants. They patrol their areas,” said Mayor JerryTreñas. The mayor expressed alarm over thedeliberate destruction of plants at public plazas and the esplanade. ILOILO City – The city governmenthired 30 “green guards” to secure public plazas and the Iloilo Esplanade fromvandals. “They bring with them citationtickets,” said Treñas. These “green guards” recentlyunderwent a five-day “paralegal seminar workshop on anti-littering” conductedby City Environment and Natural Resources Office. They were authorized toapprehend vandals and litterbugs. The vandalizing of the esplanade haslong been a problem. During the administration of then mayor Jose Espinosa III,plants were uprooted but the culprits had not been identified and arrested./PNlast_img read more

Pirates Track Results At Decatur Central Invite

first_imgThe Greensburg Girls Track and Field team were very competitive Friday night at Decatur Central’s Joe Schott Memorial Twilight Invitational. Placing 3rd behind Brownsburg and Ben Davis, the Lady Pirates defeated Greenfield-Central, Decatur Central, Tindley, Herron, and Covenant Christian.The girls placed in all 16 events with a couple of Runner Up Championships and a handful of personal records. The evening started with Cathy Newhart, Morgan Winkler, Julia Ankney and Cami Jones taking 2nd in the 3200m relay and Arie Hampton capturing 2nd in high jump.The successful night continued as the shot putters, long jumpers and hurdlers all advanced into finals in their events. All the Ladies performed well and really stepped up to some tough competition. Mary West made big improvements in both the 100 & 200 with new PRs. Julia Ankney also dropped time from her previous 400 and Lily Grimes threw another PR in discus.Results are as follows:Runner Up ChampionsArie Hampton – High Jump3200m Relay Team (Newhart, Wiinkler, Ankney, Jones)3rd PlaceCami Jones – 1600Julia Ankney – 400Ellie Kramer – Pole Vault4th PlaceCathy Newhart – 1600 & 3200400 Relay Team (Rylie Smith, Mary West, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer)1600 Relay Team (Jones, Montana Whitaker, Meyer, Ankney)5th PlaceRylie Smith – Long JumpLily Grimes – Shot PutAshlynn Meyer – 100H & 300HMary West – 100 & 200Cami Jones – 8006th PlaceJaylin Hampton – Long JumpRylie Smith – 100H7th PlaceErin Browning – Shot PutRylie Smith – 300H8th PlaceLily Grimes – DiscusJulia Ankney – 800Some of the Lady Pirates will compete again Tuesday at East Central against the Trojans and Batesville Bulldogs.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.On Friday evening, the Greensburg Boys Track and Field team finished 4th at the Joe Schott Twilight Invitational at Decatur Central High School. Brownsburg won the team title while Warren Central took the runner-up spot.The Pirates did take one title on the evening as the 4×800 squad of seniors Reid McClintic, Kevin Johnson, Louis Moore and freshman Hunter Butz won in 8:37.43. The time is a season best for the squad and McClintic and Moore each had relay leg PR’s. The race set the tone for the squad on the evening as the team placed in 14 of 16 events. Overall this was a tremendous night against tough competition.Meet placers and PR performances.Discus: Tanner Yonts, 3rd 118′Shot Put: Dylan Cain, 6th 40’4″Long Jump: Zach Pokrzywinski, 2nd 6′ Pole Vault: Matthew Myer, 5th 9’6″ =PR100m: Isaiah Myer, 7th 11.74 PR; Pokrzywinski, 8th 11.88 PR110H: Collin Springmeyer, 4th 18.27 PR, Vincent Pavy, 5th 18.29200m: Isaiah Myer, 8th 24.21 PR1600m: Jared Hasselbring, 5th 4:48.42; Johnson 4:49.41 6th 4:49.41 PR4×100 Relay: 6th 47.17 Season Best (I. Myer, Pavy, Luke Lozier, Pokrzywinski)400m: Daimon Austin 7th, 54.89 Season Best800m: Butz 3rd, 2:10.47; Moore, 5th 2:11.253200m: Hasselbring, 4th 10:41.40 PR; McClintic, 5th10:41.604×400 Relay: 6th 3:48.30 (Jadrian Woods, Moore, Butz, Austin)Some of the Pirates will be in action on Tuesday when they compete against East Central and Connersville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more