September 15th, 2016
In 2014, the voters of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro elected an outstanding community leader, Fred Baser, to represent them in Montpelier. I am writing to urge them to re-elect him.
Fred has an impressive record of accomplishment in his first two years in Montpelier. He picked right up on the workings of Vermont state government. He listened, worked hard, asked a lot of questions and used good common sense as he navigated the many bills that went through his committee and onto the floor of the House.
BRISTOL — Bristol police arrested Dale Alice Vanleuven, 55, of Bristol at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday and cited her for violating conditions of release.
Vanleuven was cited for petit larceny on Thursday, Sept. 1, after police alleged that evidence showed she had stolen from her neighbor, according to a press release issued by Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/13 Essex vs. Mt. Abe............................ 3-1
9/14 OV vs. Fair Haven............................ 9-1
9/10 Proctor vs. OV.................................. 4-0
9/12 VUHS vs. Fair Haven....................... 1-1
A black skeleton spanning across Otter Creek,
Its former self gone,
In a blaze of fire encompassing its entire span.
Gone in an instant.
All that is left is that black skeleton.
And memories in all the people who crossed the bridge,
By car, truck, foot or bicycle,
Either daily or every now and then.
On its eastern side the road cut a straight line across the farm fields straight onto the bridge.
Sometimes the fields were full of water as the creek overflowed.
Thirty-five years ago this month, I headed off to college in a small, rural, New Hampshire town. I didn’t own a car and would go through my college career and most of my graduate school career without one. I didn’t even own a good bike until I purchased one before senior year so that I could participate in a 10-day, 500-mile bike trip to Nova Scotia with the college’s outing club.
Such a disappointment arriving at the National Bank of Middlebury drive-up window today discovering that the recent uplifting spectacular recent paint scheme was now gone! Apparently some people complained about the new colors and suddenly it was painted all over again in the present non-feel-good scheme.
Wish those who did enjoy that spectacular paint scheme had an opportunity to register and compliment the bank about it. Surely that would have out-numbered the complainers. Too bad that a few can alter what the majority seems to be pleased about.
BRANDON — The McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Brandon will close at the end of the month, and two new eateries are expected to move into the space.
Champlain Oil owns the building on Route 7 North, also known as 228 Grove St., which houses the Jiffy Mart convenience store and gas station. An application has been submitted to the town of Brandon for a conditional use review by the Development Review Board, and is on the agenda for a Sept. 28 hearing.
Deep in the Vermont forest, artist Alissa Faber trudges through the terrain dragging a piece of decaying wood behind her. This log, once dead on the forest floor, might be overlooked by any other, but in Faber’s eyes this is an opportunity to create.