August 29th, 2013
A few weeks ago, I hopped off the ACTR Tri-Town Shuttle at Mount Abraham Union High School to pay an unexpected visit to a Spanish teacher whose name I didn’t know, who may or may not have been on the premises, who perhaps had something to do with a field trip fundraising effort that I thought would — probably — make a good photo-op for an inside page of the paper.
So we got another goat.
Kind of an odd choice for a family that has found one goat to be just slightly over their ideal Goats Per Household quotient.
But you can’t have just one goat, because goats are herd animals and want to be around their own kind. Years ago we took in three goats out of pity but now we’re down to one, and that’s a problem. Sure, Lucy’s been fine on her own this summer, but with winter coming we couldn’t bear the thought of her alone in the goat barn on long, cold, dark nights, with no one to play cribbage with.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police were twice recently called to handle family conflicts at a West Main Street home and issued a domestic assault citation during one of the visits.
On Aug. 22, city police cited Amber Ryan, 20, for domestic assault. Police allege that Ryan punched her sister in the head “multiple times.” Police took Ryan to an acquaintance’s Middlebury home that evening pending a court appearance the next day.
ADDISON COUNTY — Despite the arrest of a prime suspect in the string of home burglaries in the county, Vermont State Police in the past week received reports of a couple thefts from area residences.
First, a resident of Smead Road in Salisbury reported that sometime during the day of Aug. 23 a delivered package was stolen from the property.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed of the theft of “numerous items and cash” from the Indulge Full Service Salon off Washington Street on Aug. 24. Police are investigating the incident.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted a Sugarwood Apartments resident with a noisy neighbor complaint on Aug. 19.
• Investigated a report of two youths missing from the Ossie Road area on Aug. 19. Police said the youths were soon located.
VERNON — Entergy Corp. on Tuesday said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014.
New Orleans-based Entergy said Vermont Yankee will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.
MIDDLEBURY — In anticipation of continued growth of its commercial awning manufacturing business, KE Durasol Awning Co. has purchased the building on Pond Lane that formerly served as the headquarters of Geiger of Austria.
Durasol on June 27 closed on the $1.8 million purchase of the 51,600-square-foot building on 19.1 acres at 38 Pond Lane. The sale was facilitated through $720,000 in financing through the Vermont Economic Development Authority.
MIDDLEBURY — Four singers, one piano player, and an enthusiastic crowd gathered Aug. 18 at the Town Hall Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Opera Company of Middlebury.
“We wanted to feature two OCM alums who have gone on to major professional careers and two of our former cast members whom we think will have terrific careers,” said Artistic Director Douglas Anderson.