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November 21st, 2012
Prescription drug abuse is a problem with numerous casualties and it is a reality that we know only too well in St. Albans. The abuse has torn families apart, led to increases in local crime, and put many peoples’ health at risk.
ADDISON COUNTY — This fall’s local high school girls’ soccer season proved to be productive for several scorers, and the one who enjoyed the best all-around season against the toughest competition was Mount Abraham senior Evy Jacobs, the 2012 Addison Independent Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year.
BRISTOL — At their Monday, Nov. 19 meeting, Bristol selectboard members approved the Bristol Energy Committee’s recommendation to convert the town’s leased streetlights from metal halide to the more energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) lights.
An assessment by the energy committee had determined that the conversion to the more efficiently powered lighting would save the town $7,190 per year on its electric bills and take 18,000 kilowatt hours of energy off of the electric grid — all at no cost to the town.
BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard has approved a $53,700 loan that will help create incubator space for start-up businesses and expand a local fiber mill’s operations.
MIDDLEBURY — Terri Arnold, 55, had been looking for a new adventure, and now she’s about to relocate cross-country to Middlebury to live it.
The Middlebury selectboard last week appointed Arnold as the town’s new director of parks and recreation. She currently lives in Langley, Washington, where she serves as director of South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District on Whidbey Island.
MIDDLEBURY — Carol Peddie was closing in on her 50th birthday in 2009 and decided it was time to make some changes in her life. One of the biggest changes was in how she would define the word “vacation.” To Peddie, a vacation now means traveling throughout the world improving the lives of strangers less fortunate than she.
MIDDLEBURY — Peter Padua hadn’t thought much about testing his artistic abilities until he was a senior in high school in New Jersey. It was 1941, the same year as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Padua — who enjoyed his wood shop class — thought he would try his hand at his first carving: A mountain deer, her head craned way back as if staring at the stars.