April 25th, 2017
I am sitting in Carol’s Hungry Mind Café to write this column, as I do nearly every Saturday afternoon. Usually I crave this time, when my husband takes our daughters so that I can have a handful of silent and solitary hours – usually my only silent and solitary hours of the week – in order to “work.” (“Work” is in quotations, because being alone to write feels more like play to me.)
BRISTOL — The new Renovation Committee has begun work toward formulating a plan to renovate Mount Abraham Union High School.
The committee is charged with determining the needs of the aging facility and with shaping “a potential bond measure to go before voters in the 2017-2018 school year.” It’s been given until August to make a recommendation to ANeSU Superintendent Patrick Reen.
SALISBURY — A 40-year-old Ripton man was killed Thursday morning after the car he was riding in was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury.
Vermont State Police report that the two-car crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on April 20 just north of the Salisbury Hog Farm, near Pomainville Drive.
After talking to witnesses, police determined that Shawn Newell, 33, of Vergennes was driving a 2010 Mazda MZ3 northbound at a high rate of speed, passing slower vehicles that were ahead of him.
MIDDLEBURY — Twelfth-graders Amelia Ingersoll and Ursula Volz are now expertly slaloming around the final gates in their respective academic careers at Middlebury Union High School.
But the pair of student-athletes recently took a week off to travel thousands of miles to become volunteer teachers of a sport they both love: Nordic skiing.
And their students were Native American children living at the Arctic Circle in Alaska.
VERGENNES — Bridport resident Erin Connor, 22, was crowned Miss Vermont 2017 at the Vergennes Opera House on Friday evening.
Connor, a 2013 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, is a student at the University of Vermont, where she is studying Public Communication. She performed American Sign Language to the song “The Greatest Love of All” in the talent portion of the competition. Members of the deaf community from Vermont and Massachusetts attended the show to see her perform.
MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center school board is now seeking an interim leader for the county’s career and technical center, in the wake of an unsuccessful search for a permanent leader.
BRISTOL — f there’s one thing to be said about the owners of Bristol’s Bobcat Cafe, Erin and Sanderson Wheeler, it’s that they have embraced the visions of their elders.
The Bobcat was first owned by Robert Fuller, also a former owner of Burlington’s Leunig’s and Pauline’s in South Burlington. From Fuller, the Wheelers gleaned the idea of “third place.”