September 19th, 2013
When Twitter announced it was planning to sell stock to the public and make its founders richer than God, millions of people responded to the news by wondering, “How can a company named after bird sounds be worth $10 billion?”
Millions of other people scratched their heads and wondered, “What in the world is Twitter?”
It’s a social networking (or, if you prefer, “microblogging”) service that until recently limited users to 140-character messages. Photos are now possible, but most users stick with word updates.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Aug. 13 initiated an investigation into a complaint that a Huntington woman had unlawfully removed money from a guardianship bank account controlled by the Vermont Probate Court.
Police Chief Kevin Gibbs reports that the department’s investigation showed that money had been withdrawn from the account between October 2010 and August 2012. He said bank records showed that Jamie Ellen Martell, 32, had completed 29 unapproved withdrawals totaling $15,758.63 during this period.
MIDDLEBURY — Translation and its integral role in people’s lives will be the focus of Middlebury’s annual Clifford Symposium Sept. 26-28. “Translation in a Global Community” will bring together experts from Middlebury College, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and the larger national and international communities to shed light on the contributions of translators and translation in an increasingly complex world.
MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library Youth Services Librarian Tricia Allen wants to hear about Middlebury residents’ favorite haunts — and she’s not talking about their preferred bars or night spots.
Allen is a member of a local youth educators’ group that is seeking to compile a series of ghost stories linked to Middlebury people, places and things. Plans call for those stories to be recorded and made accessible by mobile phone for people looking to take a spooky tour of Middlebury around Halloween.
When New Haven native Wes Butler graduated in 2010 from Paul Smith’s College, he had no intention of becoming a game warden. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fish and wildlife science in order to become a wildlife biologist. He concentrated on the wildlife half rather than the fisheries half for fear that a career in fisheries might spoil his lifelong passion for angling. But the most important thing was to be on the biology side of management, and not on the law enforcement side.
MIDDLEBURY — The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury. The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission earlier this year in order to:
• Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report.