October 20th, 2016
It's classic: sweet and spicy. We know it to be true from any good romance novel or heart-pounding salsa dance. The crush of spicy hot and sensual sweet is undeniably irresistible. And so it was last Saturday in Vergennes during the second annual Chili and Chocolate on the Green festival.
SHOREHAM — The drought that has hurt famers and gardeners in Addison County has claimed one more victim — the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry.
The barge that carries up to 18 cars at a time across Lake Champlain between Larrabees Point in Shoreham and Ticonderoga, N.Y., was ending it’s season early today because of the lower than normal water level.
“The lake is so low now, there are days with the south wind that you can feel (the barge) dragging on the bottom,” said Alison Matot, who runs the ferry with her husband, Mike.
BRISTOL — Bristol Selectman Joel Bouvier raised concerns about water system leaks on Pine and Mountain View streets during the Bristol selectboard’s meeting Monday. The utility management company 64 Seconds estimated the Pine Street leak at 20 gallons per minute and the Mountain View leak at 15 gallons per minute.
Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
What is the Bible? It is a book that contains the sacred scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. However, Jews and Christians differ about its meaning, even though, for the most part, they are referring to much the same thing when they use the name “Bible.” A Christian Bible has two parts, whose names “Old Testament” and “New Testament” signify a theological view of human history that I will explain shortly.
Bread & Puppet Theater will perform for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Society, 2 Duane Court in Middlebury, with a brand new giant puppet show inspired by the forthcoming elections.
FERRISBURGH — The public is invited to come to the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh onSunday, Oct. 23, at3 p.m.when Frederick Wiseman presents his work on Rokeby’s Abenaki artifacts.
Rowland E. Robinson had friends among the Abenaki who camped, hunted and fished along the shores of Lake Champlain. He collected baskets, snowshoes and other items, some of which are unique in New England. Frederick Wiseman will share his research into this little-known archaeological and ethnographic collection, featuring some surprising pieces.
The Vergennes Opera House is not hosting a performance this Saturday evening, it's a journey ? a journey through the history of jazz. It's also a celebration ? celebrating the 25th anniversary of Vergennes-based LC Jazz. This 18-piece classic big band along with actor Christopher Ross will guide the audience from the birth of jazz in New Orleans through the fabulous '50s ? think Sinatra, Bennett and Darin. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
VERMONT — Opponents of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline into Addison County have filed a complaint with a federal agency, alleging that Vermont’s Department of Public Service overlooked repeated safety violations during the pipe’s construction.
Department of Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia said the accusations are entirely unfounded.
“This is a hail-Mary, last-ditch effort to scuttle this project,” Recchia said.