April 21st, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of essays on Lucretius, an early philosopher who provides a link to “lost classics” through his epic poem “On the Nature of Things.”
MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe of Middlebury presents the 2016 Mother’s Day card in the nonprofit’s 15th annual Local Women Artists Series. “Hazel and Jena,” by Addison County artist Mary Swanson, beautifully captures a mother and her new baby.
BRISTOL — The 110-year-old water main along West Street in Bristol is overdue for replacement, according to selectboard members and engineers they hired.
At a public hearing on Monday evening, they explained why Bristol residents should approve a $1,115,020 bond to replace a large portion of the West Street line and extend the town water system to Lovers Lane. A vote by Australian ballot will be held May 10.
NEW HAVEN — New Haven residents’ call for a direct vote on the proposed Vermont Green Line power converter station may be thwarted by a technicality.
That technicality — which could delay for two months a townwide vote on the power project that could bring millions of tax dollars to the town — prompted the selectboard to opt for a nonbinding survey on the question.
NEW HAVEN — On the evening of Wednesday, April 27, Charley MacMartin will present the basic principles behind building a dry-laid stone wall in a talk at the New Haven Community Library.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury will host Vermont author Stephen Long for a presentation on his new book, “Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England,” on Thursday, April 28, at 5 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The 2016 Gensler Family Symposium on Feminism in a Global Context, April 25-29 at Middlebury College, will explore how a host of new media productions, on television and on the web, are focusing on people of color, and queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people.
FERRISBURGH — Lt. Col. Laura Caputo of the Vermont Air National Guard spoke at the April 9 meeting of the Seth Warner – Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR at the Assembly of God Christian Center in Ferrisburgh. Caputo’s current role is with the Air Guard’s Community Outreach program.