September 19th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library Youth Services Librarian Tricia Allen wants to hear about Middlebury residents’ favorite haunts — and she’s not talking about their preferred bars or night spots.
Allen is a member of a local youth educators’ group that is seeking to compile a series of ghost stories linked to Middlebury people, places and things. Plans call for those stories to be recorded and made accessible by mobile phone for people looking to take a spooky tour of Middlebury around Halloween.
When New Haven native Wes Butler graduated in 2010 from Paul Smith’s College, he had no intention of becoming a game warden. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fish and wildlife science in order to become a wildlife biologist. He concentrated on the wildlife half rather than the fisheries half for fear that a career in fisheries might spoil his lifelong passion for angling. But the most important thing was to be on the biology side of management, and not on the law enforcement side.
MIDDLEBURY — The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury. The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission earlier this year in order to:
• Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report.
The following is the full text of a speech given by Alex Wolff at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Sept. 12.
Addison County and the New Endurance Sports Boom
We live in an old farmhouse in Cornwall. Our front yard faces a road where a long hill flattens out obligingly beneath the canopy of a large pig-nut tree.
One of my favorite things about living in Vermont is that my daughters have become lake swimmers.
MIDDLEBURY — After a failed attempt this past Tuesday in Addison Superior Court’s criminal division to win his pre-trial freedom, the Addison resident suspected of committing many burglaries in Addison County and neighboring counties will try again on Sept. 25.
At 9 a.m. on that Wednesday in the Mahady Courthouse, Raymond Ritchie, 37, will attend a “weight of the evidence” hearing that could, in theory, free him until he is tried on burglary, unlawful trespass and marijuana cultivation charges.