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November 21st, 2012
FERRISBURGH — After more than a decade of planning and effort and a few setbacks along the way, the 13-year-old dreams for Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum to become a major Underground Railroad history site and dramatically expand its ability to handle visitors is a giant step closer to reality.
Brandon general contractor Naylor & Breen Builders recently finished a two-story, roughly $1.5 million visitor center on the Route 7 site that will go by the name the Rokeby Museum Underground Railroad Education Center.
ADDISON COUNTY — Will Stevens — a state representative and co-proprietor, with his wife Judy, of Golden Russet Farm — stands in the kitchen of his Shoreham farmhouse, talking to a customer on his landline wall phone. He confirms the produce pick-up schedule, then stops mid-sentence, frowning.
“Hello?” he says, then hangs up with a resigned shrug.
HANCOCK — Vermont State Police arrested three Hancock residents on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine on Tuesday, Nov. 20, following an investigation at their respective homes off Route 125.
WATERBURY — The Thanksgiving holiday opens a busy season for motorists traveling throughout Vermont. To encourage the motoring public to use their seatbelts, the Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) will be sponsoring a holiday Click It or Ticket (CIOT) enforcement campaign.
MIDDLEBURY — Local social service agencies, civic clubs, clergy and individuals have begun their annual efforts to ensure that every Addison County family has access to a nice meal and a gift for their children this holiday season.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin has rejected an appeal of the Middlebury Development Review Board’s (DRB) Sept. 22, 2010, decision not to permit a 16-acre gravel pit off Route 116.
MIDDLEBURY — In the 2011-2012 season the Middlebury College women’s hockey team posted a 21-4-3 season that included a NESCAC title and an NCAA Division III tournament appearance and started with 3-2 and 6-0 wins over Colby.
This past Friday and Saturday at Kenyon Arena, Middlebury opened with 3-2 and 5-1 wins over the White Mules.
Those results don’t necessarily mean the Panthers will roll to another 20-win season, said senior defender and captain Heather Marrison, who assisted Friday’s late game-winner and Saturday’s third goal.
MIDDLEBURY — On the first day of the recent Youth Hunting Weekend, 11-year-old Winston Forbes and his father were in the tree stand behind their Middlebury house.
“We sat there all day,” Winston said. “It was getting late.”
Finally, around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, their patience paid off.
“It came walking out,” Winston recounted. “I shot it twice and then we gutted it out. The next day, we reported it.”