Archive - Jun 28, 2012
MONKTON — The Monkton 250th Founding Celebration on June 24 was a day of fun, food and laughter. Starting the day of celebration was the 5K Race with 70 runners and walkers. Prizes were given for the fastest time of male and female contestants, the winners being Chris Coffey with a time of 18:35 minutes and Lizzie Collins with a time of 21:35 minutes. The race was sponsored by Road ID. Each contestant received a water bottle. Awards were given at the end of the race on the ball field at Morse Park.
With climate collapse pushing Vermont temperatures seemingly ever hotter, it’s tempting, I admit, to head to the hardware store for an air conditioner, a new fan or a kiddie pool when it gets really bad the way it did last week.
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County teams have won eight of the past 12 Vermont Division II high school baseball championships. Of course six of those titles belong to Mount Abraham, but in June Vergennes — the 2008 winner — joined the multiple-crown club by defeating Missisquoi in the final, 4-3.
The winning pitcher in that game also scored the winning run — Commodore junior Devin Hayes, the 2012 Addison Independent Baseball Player of the Year and the top pick for the 2012 Addison Independent Baseball All-Star Team.
Now that no one is publishing books, I have decided to write them. My timing is impeccable, as usual.
My golf book is pretty much done. Now I have to figure out what to do with it.
It’s about the Poland Spring Caddy Camp and the eight summers I spent there from age 13 to 20, a formative time indeed.
Caddy Camp — cute name but not a cute place. We drew a firm distinction between our camp and the fun camps, which surrounded us in central Maine. Ours was a residential work camp, 10 weeks from mid-June to late August (but we had some fun too).
BRANDON — George “Gigi” Corsones has been a fixture in Brandon, directing traffic on the bank corner and a perennial choice for constable since 1996. But as of July 1, the duties of the 85-year-old and many other town constables statewide without the proper training will be limited.
MIDDLEBURY –– Burlington College is looking to expand by 50 percent, and the college has chosen a Middlebury resident to lead the effort as its new president.
“My plan and wish is to grow the college to 300 students within three years, which is a 50 percent increase and an ambitious goal, but we have the space and very unique programs,” said Christine Plunkett.
In a report released Monday, it was announced that Vermont firms landed $625 million in military contracts in 2011. That placed the state fifth in New England, ahead of only Rhode Island at $472 million. Massachusetts and Connecticut were tops with $13.9 billion and $12.7 billion respectively. Maine captured $5 billion and New Hampshire garnered $1.3 billion.
“Good visit, but boy, are we old!” my college friend “Cowboy” emailed me recently after we had returned to our respective homes after our college class reunion. “Let’s not make it 20 years between connecting again.”
I didn’t think we were getting old, but did note that it was the 25th anniversary of our graduation from Dartmouth College and wondered where my friend had lost the other five years. Perhaps those senior moments are coming a little more frequently nowadays.