Archive - Mar 19, 2009
BRIDPORT — As dairy farmers from around the county sat at tables at the Bridport Grange Monday for an annual lunch with legislators sipping coffee from paper cups emblazoned with “Vermont Milk,” the depressed price of milk couldn’t have been far from their minds. These days, farmers are selling their milk at prices well below the cost of production.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
ADDISON COUNTY — At the Myrick sugarhouse in Bridport, sugaring is a family affair.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Corrections Commissioner Andrew Pallito said on Monday he will consider re-establishing a Probation and Parole office in Middlebury, though he stressed such a move will depend on the state finding a low-cost — or preferably no-cost — space in the community.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
ADDISON COUNTY — Three of the four local union high school boys’ basketball teams had plenty to brag about by the end of this past season, and the fourth began a rebuilding process that should pay dividends next winter.
KEN MCKINNEY, RIGHT, bests Matt Bourgeois at an arm wrestling tournament at the American Legion in Middlebury Saturday. The Mid-Winter Warm-up Armwrestling Tournament drew 63 entries from six states.
Independent photo/Nick Atherton
By Matt Dickerson
I really wanted the door prize: an engraved Wheatley fly box. Wheatley makes really nice fly boxes. Sleek, shiny, thin, anodized aluminum — like the sort of electronic gadgets some people covet.
I don’t usually covet electronic gadgets, but I do sometimes covet fishing gear. I coveted that fly box.