August 20th, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Bristol 17-year-old Brianna McCormick was in the title match at the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Championship on Aug. 11 and she found herself 11 points behind Heather Feavel of Wisconsin.
McCormick ratcheted up her game, started throwing ringers and earned the next 14 points.
The rising senior at Mount Abraham Union High School pulled away from Feavel and won the match 40-29, hitting ringers nearly two out of every three throws.
MIDDLEBURY — At an Aug. 14 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard agreed to contract with DeBisschop Excavating to make substantial improvements to public property bordering the Otter Creek Falls in the Marble Works.
The so-called “Riverfront” project will include the construction of pathways, re-grading and landscape restoration, tree and shrub plantings and new seating and gathering opportunities with a small amphitheater-like environment, noted Middlebury Assistant Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay.
BRISTOL — Jackman’s Inc., a provider of carbon-heavy heating fuels like kerosene and No. 2 heating fuel, is giving solar a go.
The Bristol company, which got its start by selling firewood and coal in 1930, has long specialized in offering a range of heating options to its customers. In the last decade, the company began dealing pellets and bio diesel.
Editor’s note: This piece was assembled by Angelo Lynn, and largely quotes two prominent sources — one conservative and one liberal — on Ryan’s budget plan.
When I moved back to the U.S. from China in December 2010, I felt rootless.
Growing up in a small township in western Pennsylvania and having graduated from a college of 1,600, I was fortunate to have had my formative years shaped by tight-knit communities. While I found a similar sense of support teaching at a Chinese public school after graduating from Kenyon College, that feeling of community eluded me the following year.
A friend recently asked me why I continue to grow vegetables every year when I so clearly hate gardening.
Who says I hate it?
She reminded me that in June I described gardening as “neither easy nor particularly enjoyable” and “the pits.”
But I never said I hated it. In fact, right now I actually like it a lot.
ADDISON COUNTY — A New Jersey man died after falling from the deck of a Lake Dunmore Road home in Salisbury on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Vermont State Police said Gerard K. Conroy, 50, of Bradley Branch, N.J., was visiting family members on Lake Dunmore when he fell from the deck of the home, dropping around 12 feet to the ground below. The ground consisted of brush and rock, and Conroy suffered a head injury as a result of the fall, according to police. Conroy was found unresponsive.