Archive - Jul 2010
After Trent Roleau, 21, graduates from Vermont Technical College next year, he hopes to start a small-scale diversified farm on a property owned by his parents near where he grew up in Lincoln. Roleau's parents own Isham Brook Farm, and Trent grew up caring for pigs, collecting maple sap every spring and competing in draft horse competitions around New England.
BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Little League baseball 10- and 11-year-old all-stars on Tuesday defeated South Burlington, 10-8, to claim the District I title.
The Middlebury team — consisting of players from Middlebury, Weybridge, Cornwall, Shoreham, Leicester and Bridport — earned a berth in this weekend’s state championship tournament in St. Johnsbury.
BISTOL — The efforts by the Lathrop Limited Partnership and Jim Lathrop to site a gravel pit on a 65-acre tract off Notch Road and Rounds Road in Bristol were dealt a setback on Tuesday when the District 9 Environmental Commission denied the project an Act 250 permit.
The commission ruled the proposal, which has been tied up in permitting and litigation for around seven years, “would cause and result in a detriment to public health, safety or general welfare.”
MIDDLEBURY — There was a time when Peter Shumlin wasn’t sure he would make it out of high school, let alone aspire to the state’s highest office.
Shumlin, the Vermont Senate President Pro Tem, recalled being called into his elementary school principal’s office along with his parents. There, school administrators reported that young Peter wasn’t cutting it, and that perhaps he should be steered toward non-academic pursuits.
SWANTON — The Vergennes 11- and 12-year-old all-star softball team lost twice late last week at the double-elimination state championship tournament in Swanton and was ousted from the competition.
The team, consisting of players from the Vergennes and Ferrisburgh areas, had earlier won the District I tournament in Burlington. But the team lost on Thursday, 13-6, to Fairfax, and to Connecticut Valley on Saturday, 12-7.
LINCOLN — Last Sunday, the driver of a car with a Massachusetts license plate stopped his car abruptly on Isham Hollow Road in Lincoln. He didn’t quite know what to do.
A team of six draft horses trotted ahead of him, pulling a wagon up a hill. Apparently, the driver didn’t know the proper etiquette for sharing the road with the old-fashioned six-horsepower vehicles.
MIDDLEBURY — As the state agency that administers benefits to people living in poverty implements a new processing system for its services, charities in Addison County have reported that some of their clients have experienced delays in receiving benefits.
Laura Morse and Donna Rose, two employees of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity/Addison County Action (CVOEO) in Middlebury, said that last week alone, six people had received word that their applications had been delayed due to “work overload”