Archive - Jun 8, 2009
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — A group of Addison County residents is laying the groundwork for a new respite care home that would provide support services for dying patients and their families.
The nonprofit venture, called Addison Respite Care Home Ltd. (ARCH), would be located on land off Middle Road. A very preliminary plan calls for the approximately 3,000-square-foot facility to be equipped with two private bedrooms for terminally ill residents, along with related amenities and basic accommodations for family visitors.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Linda King was in 10th grade when she decided she’d had enough of school. It was during the early 1970s, and her parents were going through a divorce — too much domestic tension, confusion and distraction to feel comfortable in a classroom.
“I thought I knew everything,” King, a Cornwall resident, said last week. “I didn’t really like school.”
By KATHRYN FLAGG
MIDDLEBURY — The view from the Middlebury College Museum of Art, gazing east, is a lovely one: in the foreground, a copse of trees stands between the college athletic fields, and the Green Mountains rise to gentle peaks in the distance.
This summer, the view inside the museum is arguably lovelier still, as the college celebrates the landscapes paintings and etchings of celebrated Italian-American artist Luigi Lucioni.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BRISTOL — After not winning a postseason game since 2001, the Vergennes Union High School softball team on Saturday made it two stunning Division II playoff upsets in a span of five days.
On Saturday, the 5-13, No. 13 Commodores defeated host No. 5 Mount Abraham in a 4-3 nailbiter that ended with the tying and winning runs on base for the 11-7 Eagles.
Earlier in the week, the Commodores had knocked off No. 4 Mill River, 9-4, a result that snapped what had been a 12-game losing streak.