Archive - Apr 2, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — Like many Addison County residents, Peter Grant thought he would take advantage of the recent mid-March, warm-weather spell by taking a walk behind his Bristol property off Route 116.
But roughly 600 feet down a rustic trail, Grant discovered he was taking along some unwanted guests.
“I saw some little black spots on my pants, and they were moving,” Grant said.
MIDDLEBURY — Barely one year after a tsunami devastated a portion of Japan’s northeastern coast — causing one of the biggest nuclear disasters in history — Masahir Takada made his way to Middlebury, further cementing his relationship with Vermonters who reached out to Japan after the disaster.
VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes last month for the second straight time chose reigning Vermont Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Kaitlin Leroux-Eastman as the local organization’s Youth of the Year.
On April 19 in Montpelier, Leroux-Eastman, a 16-year-old Vergennes Union High School junior with an extensive résumé of service to the youth club and the community, will represent the local organization in the state competition.
BRISTOL — Rep. Dave Sharpe, Bristol-D, told the Bristol selectboard on Monday that the town might end up saving more than $100,000 on the South Street Bridge replacement project, slated for 2013.
He explained a section in the Transportation Bill passed by the Vermont House last week, which would require towns to pay only 5 percent of the total cost of a bridge replacement project — instead of the usual 10 percent — with the state picking up the balance.
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team faced arguably its toughest test to date, a home game after a day of travel back from Colorado against Bowdoin, which reached the 2011 NCAA Division III final four.
The Polar Bears entered the contest at just 4-2, but were also getting back their best player from injury, center midfielder Katie Stewart.
The Panthers, who last week were ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division III, still won by six, 16-10, to improve to 8-0 overall, 5-0 in NESCAC play.