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August 25th, 2011
NEW HAVEN — Craggy hillsides surround the pond and a meadow of grazing sheep at Treleven Farm in New Haven, sheltering the small valley off Route 17 from the outside world.
The farm has welcomed all sorts of visitors over the years, but now Cheryl and Don Mitchell, owners of the farm and founding board members of the educational nonprofit Treleven, are refocusing their efforts inviting people in to learn and teach.
BRISTOL —HUB Teen Center Director Jim Lockridge and Americorps volunteer Heather Simpson presented research about teens in the five-town area to the Bristol selectboard at its Monday meeting.
“What we presented last night was mostly research about the teen demographic in the area. It’s from reports that were gathered and referenced.” said Lockridge on Tuesday.
4-H and Other Youth Sheep Show
NEW HAVEN — The following were recognized in the 4-H and Other Youth Sheep Show.
Senior division: 1. Grace Smith, 2. Amy Davenport, 3. Lindsey Roush.
Intermediate division: 1. Sara Carr, 2. Merrick Mendenhall, 3. Grace Kuehne.
Due to predicted inclement weather, the New York State DOT has just announced the postponement of the scheduled installation of the arch for the Lake Champlain Bridge until Friday, August 26th.
WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents on Sept. 13 will gather for the first of several upcoming community forums to offer their views on how their local elementary school should be governed and managed during a future that will likely be marked by continuing low enrollment.
The meeting will be the first in a series of discussions in all seven Addison Central Supervisory Union towns on whether the district should consider consolidating its governance structure and/or more effectively share resources in acknowledgment of growing expenses and fewer students.
VERGENNES — Few, if any, employees of Vergennes Union High School other than Nate Kittredge have ever earned the nickname “The Animal.”
But no one who has seen Kittredge, the VUHS wrestling coach and for the past three years the school’s prevention coordinator, in any of his dozen professional Mixed Martial Arts bouts would debate whether he deserves his billing.
While on his presidential tour of Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa last week, President Obama ducked out from underneath the shroud of Washington’s partisan politics to occasionally defend the role of government: “Don’t buy into this notion that somehow all our problems would be solved if we eliminate government,” Mr. Obama said in responding to a question in Alpha, Ill., noting that police officers, firefighters and soldiers all represent the face of government. “There’s a difference between politics and government.”
ADDISON COUNTY — With the invasive emerald ash borer knocking at the door, Vermont’s ash tree population is in grave danger of being wiped out.
But if scientists and forest workers can identify the insect early enough, the profitable hardwoods might still have a fighting chance — by using the paralyzing powers of a native wasp to serve as an early warning system.