MIDDLEBURY — The Midd Summer Festival committee is in the final stages of planning for its third annual festival, to take place in the historic Marble Works District on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3-7 p.m.
WEYBRIDGE — Former Weybridge Town Clerk Karen Brisson asked for forgiveness from the many whose bond of trust she broke by embezzling more than $400,000 in taxpayers’ funds over six years, a crime for which she was sentenced to two years in prison on July 18 by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss.
“All of the suffering and pain I am going through is self-inflicted. That doesn’t make it less painful,” Brisson told those present during her sentencing proceeding in federal court in Rutland.
ADDISON COUNTY — Chuck Arel, 68, smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for most of his life after starting when he was 14.
On Nov. 26, 2012, after several failed attempts at quitting, he smoked his last cigarette.
“I knew it wasn’t healthy. I knew for a long time that smoking wasn’t good for anybody,” the Vergennes resident said. “But it’s not an easy habit to quit.”
Arel developed emphysema, and until quitting he had a chronic cough at night.