Archive - Jun 22, 2009
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We’ve introduced a new column called “Snapshots” to celebrate the lives of people in Addison County. Every Friday, we will feature a different community member whose life story has a place in Vermont’s history. Ranging from hardworking housewives to war veterans, every life has a story worth telling.
By Chelsey Pletts
By KATHRYN FLAGG
HANCOCK — “Our school will shine tonight,” belted out students of the Hancock and Granville village schools last Wednesday night, taking the stage in the packed Hancock Town Hall to the thunderous applause of parents, teachers old and new, and alumni of the tiny village schools.
Wearing t-shirts emblazoned with pictures of both the Hancock and Granville schoolhouses, the 32 students threw themselves into their last hurrah: an end-of-year concert that held a special note of finality this year.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
MIDDLEBURY — Based on scores on a recent statewide hospital “report card,” Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center might appear to have a bit of studying up to do.
Hospital officials say they’re taking the scores seriously, but when it comes to painting a complete picture of just how well Porter is doing, the June report card only goes so far.
ADDISON — Vermont and New York officials have signed an agreement spelling out each state’s responsibilities in the upcoming replacement or rehabilitation of the Champlain Bridge, tentatively slated for 2013.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
CORNWALL — Six years ago, when Cornwall resident Emery Tillman was a nine-year-old at Camp Songadeewin on Lake Dunmore, she could have focused on anything from tennis to crafts.
But the camp’s kayaks proved to be the greatest lure. Before long, the New Orleans native had spent hours out on the water and mastered an essential trick of kayaking — popping back upright after rolling underwater.