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June 27th, 2011
JAY — What do skiing and dairy farming have in common?
Not much, it might seem, but two New England organizations would beg to differ. On June 5, Ski Vermont presented its first donation of $8,495 to Keep Local Farms, a Massachusetts organization.
“The skiing and farming economies run deep throughout our local communities,” said Ski Vermont president Parker Riehle. “Working together is vital to ensure the future success of these two iconic Vermont industries.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office will soon be in the market for a new, part-time prosecutor to focus on cases involving crimes against women.
Addison County Deputy State’s Attorney Teri Ames will be stepping down from her job this Wednesday, June 30, to spend more time with family.
Believe it or not, my mother wanted me to carry a large head of lettuce for my bridal bouquet. “It would be beautiful,” she said, “I have always pictured it!” A head of lettuce is indeed a beautiful thing — in terms of color, texture, even form. But I managed to over-rule her on that detail.
The biggest crowd in Pocock Rocks history turned out for the third-annual music and street festival in Bristl on Saturday, June 18. Bands like The Grift and Waylon Speed cranked out thumping tunes, while various food, alocohol and craft vendors intermingled with a vibrant Addison County community, together basking in the bright June sun.
ADDISON COUNTY — Throughout Addison County, residents might notice a blue Toyota Prius with the license plate “PLUG IN.” That’s the new plug-in hybrid vehicle that the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) is using to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, cut costs and, planners hope, help drive Vermont into the future.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Mount Abraham Union High School junior who had a strong all-around season on the mound, at the plate and in the field is the Addison Independent Player of the Year and leads the Independent’s 2011 Baseball All-Star Team — one that for the first time ever does not include a senior.
A new state law that mitigates the length of time a resident is without a driver’s license as a result of a drunk driving violation addresses a crucial concern: limiting the ability of that person to maintain his or her job and, in many cases, to provide an income for the families involved.
This is a classic case in which the imposition of a law to correct one social behavior has caused hardships that were not thoroughly considered.