July 30th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said this week that she is willing to look at new options for train service through Middlebury — including a bypass — but warned that the community’s two downtown rail overpasses are rapidly deteriorating and will need some form of repairs very soon.
BRISTOL — The 2015 edition of Bristol’s Three-Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis raised more than $120,000.
Attendees of the event this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday enjoyed good weather, fun, a lot of nifty bargains and activities, as well as the satisfaction of knowing their donations and purchases will help fund research into what is a complex, chronic and often deadly disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. CF touches several Addison County residents, and roughly 70,000 people worldwide.
ADDISON COUNTY — Across the United States, voters are beginning to take notice of the straight-talking presidential candidate with wispy gray hair and a thick Brooklyn accent. They are gathering in smaller liberal bastions of the Midwest at record-breaking numbers. They are “feeling the Bern,” and swept up in waves of “Bernie-mentum.”
LINCOLN — “One of my biggest passions,” says Lincoln artist, award-winning illustrator, fish lover and fly-fishing aficionado Nick Mayer, “is fly fishing for pike in Otter Creek, being in my canoe in Otter Creek, going for the big pike.
CORNWALL — As visitors looked out over the broad plain of the Lemon Fair River off West Street in Cornwall on Tuesday, they could see a lazy river meandering through hay fields. Longtime Cornwall resident and Waterfowl Advisory Committee member Lawrence Pyne said he could easily recall a much wetter scene.
NEW HAVEN — Among the new features at the 68th annual Addison County Fair & Field Days next week will be a small item that many visitors won’t even see — a new, more complex ticket.
After a rash of fraudulent tickets cost the nonprofit that runs the fair almost $12,000 last year, organizers have taken steps to make sure it never happens again.
ORWELL / WEYBRIDGE — This week, 4-H youngsters around Addison County are busy washing, combing, clipping, currying and all-around grooming their animals and working on their own showmanship skills in preparation for the upcoming Addison County Fair and Field Days, Aug. 4–8.
FERRISBURGH — Managers of the four area restaurants founded by the late Michel Mahé confirmed that the businesses will continue to remain open and operate as usual during this difficult period following his death.
Mahé, 50, died suddenly of natural causes at his Ferrisburgh home last Tuesday, July 21. A public service in his memory is slated for 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte.