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August 22nd, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — It can take a howitzer, cymbals and a foghorn to rouse some of today’s children from slumber to get to morning classes on time.
Pat (James) Brogan didn’t have that problem; sleeping late was a luxury neither she nor her family could afford, running Monument Farms Dairy in Weybridge during the early 1940s. Most of the menfolk had left to fight on distant battlefields during World War II, leaving women and children to perform most of the agricultural chores.
VERMONT — It may seem trite to point out that the world has changed drastically in the past 60 years. But it seems equally impossible to begin considering Waterbury-based photographer Peter Miller’s “A Lifetime of Vermont People” with any other thought.
Miller — who bought his first camera on a whim at age 14 in Weston, when his mother sent him with money to replace a stolen hunting rifle — has self-published a collection of his most iconic black-and-white portraits of Vermonters.
The November 2014 General Election in Vermont could turn out to be the election with the lowest turnout in several decades.
The Vermont Secretary of State’s Web site provides data on registered voters and turnout for all elections since 1974. The average turnout in Vermont for the 10 presidential elections from 1976 through 2012 was 70 percent of the registered voters. Vermont has consistently had one of the highest turnout rates in the nation in presidential elections. In part, this is because of the strongly civic-minded culture of the state.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Aug. 18 at 6:37 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a one-car crash in New Haven.
The trooper reported that Charlotte Sandler, 52, of South Burlington was driving a Chevy Cruze southbound on Route 7 through New Haven Junction when she drove off the road and collided with a sign. The trooper cited Sandler with providing false information to a police officer and possession of a regulated substance.
The trooper also cited her passenger, identified as 27-year-old Jonathan Fisher, with providing false information to a police officer.
MIDDLEBURY — In celebration of its 130th Anniversary the Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, Vermont presents the exhibit “Fashion & Fantasy,” introducing selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with the unique, stunning, and imaginative couture creations from nature by Vermont artist Wendy Copp. The exhibit opened on Aug. 20 and runs through Nov. 3.
MIDDLEBURY — Police in Middlebury are on the lookout for a small vehicle that fled the scene of a collision with a bicyclist on South Main Street on Aug. 14. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries and was transported to Porter Hospital by the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association.
The vehicle was described as a small silver or gold older model passenger vehicle, possibly a Buick. Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other recent activity, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of mostly routine incidents between Aug. 12 and 18, including responding to complaints about problematic tenants, calming family conflicts, and dispatching one rabid animal.
In that time frame, city police:
• On Aug. 12 shot a rabid raccoon near the public works department on Mechanic Street after being alerted by city workers.