August 10th, 2015
Please turn to the person next to you and ask if they find the following scenario shocking. A woman is driving under the influence of alcohol after a long day of work. She is also under the influence of three prescription drugs, all designed to combat anxiety and depression. The pills come with the caution that they should not be taken while consuming alcohol. The pills heighten the effects of alcohol.
The woman kills a man on a bicycle.
Seventy years ago, Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. On Aug. 9, 1945, another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.
Thirty years ago, Aug. 4, 1985, the Pentagon was encircled by peace banners.
Justine Merritt, a grandmother from Denver, was moved during her daily prayers: She wanted to encircle the Pentagon in a ribbon of peace. That year was 1982.
On Route 7, right as you enter Middlebury, there is a Confederate flag hanging on a house. I feel that the flag is now a symbol of evil and sends the wrong message.
As we are one of the most welcoming states in the nation, I feel that it is giving visitors the wrong idea of our town. I think this will tell the visitors that we might be a racist town or a town that is not welcoming to people of different origins or skin colors.
MIDDLEBURY — A coalition of Addison County businesspeople has emerged as the only group still in the running to develop Middlebury’s so-called “Economic Development Initiative (EDI)” property, one of the last remaining parcels available to build upon in the downtown.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has announced the initial lineup of films with connections to Vermont that will be screened at this summer’s inaugural event.
With more than 320 films submitted — three times the number originally expected — festival organizers said the selection process was energizing but challenging.
BRISTOL — For the past 20 years, scale attendant George Smith, 89, has made taking the trash to the dump an extraordinary experience.
Bristol residents came out in droves last Saturday to thank Smith for his long service to Bristol, shake hands, and say farewell to the town’s landfill and to Smith’s quietly charismatic presence and welcoming smile.
Saturday, Aug. 1, was the Bristol town landfill’s last day.
NEW HAVEN — You can hear the sheep tent at the Addison County Fair and Field Days long before you enter it. Once you enter, the place is defined by sounds as much as sights.
FERRISBURGH — Visitors to Vermont’s state parks are routinely reminded to dispose of their trash, but over the next two weekends those who make their way to Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh are being asked to bring with them at least some discarded items.
Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation officials awarded Burlington artist Rebecca Schwarz a residency at Button Bay that will run Aug. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16, and recycled plastic is a major part of that residency.