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October 20th, 2016
BRISTOL — The old North Street fire station in Bristol could see new life as a mixed-use business space or a museum if either of two proposals by two local men comes to fruition.
At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Bristol selectboard took a first look at proposals for the building, which ended its 119-year run as the community firehouse this past summer when the fire department moved into its new station on West Street.
VERGENNES — During Monday’s Vermont Transportation Board public forum on proposed changes to the state’s rail service and on downtown truck traffic, which was held at the Bixby Library in Vergennes, Alderman Jeff Fritz read a statement from Mayor Bill Benton on the city’s ongoing frustration with the many trucks that rumble through its center every day.
It's classic: sweet and spicy. We know it to be true from any good romance novel or heart-pounding salsa dance. The crush of spicy hot and sensual sweet is undeniably irresistible. And so it was last Saturday in Vergennes during the second annual Chili and Chocolate on the Green festival.
SHOREHAM — The drought that has hurt famers and gardeners in Addison County has claimed one more victim — the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry.
The barge that carries up to 18 cars at a time across Lake Champlain between Larrabees Point in Shoreham and Ticonderoga, N.Y., was ending it’s season early today because of the lower than normal water level.
“The lake is so low now, there are days with the south wind that you can feel (the barge) dragging on the bottom,” said Alison Matot, who runs the ferry with her husband, Mike.
BRISTOL — Bristol Selectman Joel Bouvier raised concerns about water system leaks on Pine and Mountain View streets during the Bristol selectboard’s meeting Monday. The utility management company 64 Seconds estimated the Pine Street leak at 20 gallons per minute and the Mountain View leak at 15 gallons per minute.
Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
What is the Bible? It is a book that contains the sacred scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. However, Jews and Christians differ about its meaning, even though, for the most part, they are referring to much the same thing when they use the name “Bible.” A Christian Bible has two parts, whose names “Old Testament” and “New Testament” signify a theological view of human history that I will explain shortly.
Bread & Puppet Theater will perform for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Society, 2 Duane Court in Middlebury, with a brand new giant puppet show inspired by the forthcoming elections.