November 23rd, 2016
MONTPELIER — President Pro-Tem John Campbell announced this week that Sen. Christopher Bray of New Haven has been named to the National Council of State Legislatures to represent Vermont on the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee.
FERRISBURGH — Members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard last week sat down briefly with Daniel Crossman, a Plank Road resident who first spoke with the board a year ago about what he called an unsafe stretch of that road between South Middlebrook and Pea Ridge roads.
Crossman approached the board in November 2015 after a speeding car struck his wife’s car as she was pulling out of their driveway; fortunately, she only needed stitches.
MIDDLEBURY — Students from Salisbury Community School show their excitement during a Family Fun Night tennis program sponsored by the Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) and held at Middlebury Indoor Tennis last month. During the past year, more than 650 Addison County kids and family members have benefited from ACAF tennis programs through school PE, afterschool and community tennis programs.
MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.
It hasn’t always been that way.
As we gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, we are blessed to be Americans. But this year, the presidential contest and election results cracked us open and created a need for us to reimagine common life and common good. I ask myself, how have our relationships become so broken that we can’t communicate with each other in a country that seems so divided? We sing “America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.” Is this just a dream?
ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is accepting nominations for the 2017 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. Each year, a nomination committee selects a local woman whose work or volunteer efforts in Addison County or the town of Rochester have had positive impacts on the women and/or children in our community.
ORWELL — Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Hinton of Orwell has been charged with an armed robbery of the Maplefields convenience store in Fair Haven more than a year ago, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for Vermont reported last week. The robbery occurred on the early morning of Sept. 30, 2015.
MONKTON — On Sunday, Monkton resident Lillian Williams will be 102 years old.
“I just got old the last couple of years,” said Williams, who holds her petite frame upright, laughs readily and speaks with a sparkle in her eyes.