September 15th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Lafountain is an athlete with the Special Olympics Vermont Addison County program and has been competing for more than twenty years. She plays many sports but is primarily a long distance runner. When we sat down to talk with Mary she had just completed the Maple Run in Middlebury where she ran six miles as part of a relay team.
BRANDON — The Deacons of the Brandon Congregational Church have invited everyone to join them at an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver Street. This service is held to honor and remember those who are no longer with us.
Friends and the general public are invited to participate and to light a candle for family members and friends who have passed away in the past year. Everyone is welcome.
Light refreshments will be served after the service in Fellowship Hall.
MIDDLEBURY — Got compost?
The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) would like to help you with that, as the county continues to take steps in reducing, reusing and recycling as part of the phased-in rollout of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, Act 148.
MIDDLEBURY — Lynn Coale harkened back to late 2001, when he applied — almost as a lark — to become director of the Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC). He was finishing his Ph.D. studies and checking out career opportunities in school administration.
But neither Coale nor his family truly thought they would consider leaving their native Wyoming, where they had accumulated great friends and business contacts.
SALISBURY — Area residents have been uttering some choice adjectives to sum up their emotions about the blaze this past Saturday that destroyed the historic covered bridge spanning the Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall.
And “sickening,” as voiced by Irene Barna, secretary of the Vermont Covered Bridges Society.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Tuesday cited 12 people — including a member of the local clergy and a Middlebury town official — with unlawful trespass after they stood in the way of construction on a New Haven segment of the Addison County natural gas pipeline.
Organizers of the natural gas pipeline blockade said they took the action to show solidarity with efforts by Native Americans and allies in North and South Dakota who are trying to block construction of an oil pipeline there.
Typically in an interview, the reporter asks a question and the subject answers (as best they can anyway). Well, that’s not how it happened last week when I interviewed Mark Lavoie on the phone. I (the reporter) asked the questions and Lavoie (the subject) answered through his harmonica. No joke, he played several different riffs and diddies in place of sentences and explanations.
Cool, yes. But how am I going to put these sounds into words?
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team couldn’t convert their many chances vs. visiting Mill River on Tuesday, while the Minutemen took advantage of one Tiger defensive lapse.
As a result, Mill River (3-0-1) escaped Fucile Field with a 1-0 victory despite the Tigers’ edge in play and territory, which can be fairly seen in their advantages of 22-8 in shots at goal and 10-4 in shots on goal.