October 10th, 2013
BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club will host its 17th annual Roger Forgues Sr. / Fall Finale Horseshoe Tournament this Sunday, Oct. 13. This non-sanctioned tournament will take place at the club’s home courts at 56 Airport Drive in Bristol. Check-in is at 9 a.m., competition starts at 9:30.
The competition format will be round robin with officials drawing partners for “Walking Doubles.” Cash prizes will be awarded.
The entry fee is $10 per person. Food and drinks will be available.
I will readily admit to being grumpy when Jose Lobaton’s home run sailed over the fence in Tampa Bay’s miserable excuse for a baseball park on Monday night.
It would have been great to see the Boston Red Sox sweep the Rays and get plenty of rest before the American League Championship Series, or ALCS (an abbreviation that sounds uncomfortably like a disease).
But it wasn’t meant to be, and I just clicked off the TV before Lobaton lumbered all the way around the bases, and I went to bed.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a suspicious package that had been delivered to the Middlebury College mailroom on Oct. 4. Police determined the package contained marijuana. The recipient denied any knowledge of why the package had been sent, according to police, who continue to investigate the matter.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated a report of a distraught woman at a North Pleasant Street residence on Sept. 30.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Oct. 2 cited a city woman for resisting arrest, an action taken after they learned there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest when she showed up at the police department because she was worried about her cat’s health.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating several car break-ins at trailheads in Lincoln and Ripton that were reported Sunday evening.
Police were alerted to the first two break-ins between 5 and 5:30 p.m. at the Robert Frost Hiking Trail in Ripton.
Beyond the financial gains for two big businesses, what’s at stake with Vermont Gas’s proposed Phase II pipeline project is the prospect of an extended environmental and legal battle that will likely be seen across the nation as a quirky rant by anti-business/pro-environmental forces in anti-business Vermont.
In today's other editorial, the win-win scenario refers to the state and Vermont Gas getting a pipeline to Rutland in the fastest manner and with the least amount of political and legal consequence.
Environmentalists opposed to the pipeline might rightly ask: But what about the environment?
MIDDLEBURY — Crosswalk monitors are needed for the Walk/Bike to School Day in Middlebury on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and biking.
CROSSWALK MONITORS NEEDED (Oct. 9, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.)
Volunteers (12) needed to monitor crosswalk intersections along Route 7/ Cross Street/ Merchants Row during school arrival time. Meet at Mary Hogan School entrance at 7:30 a.m. for Safe Routes to School reflective vest and crosswalk location assignment.