September 22nd, 2014
Does your garden finish the year with a beautiful glorious bang, or does it just fade away with a whimper?
Summer’s exuberance may be over but, in its own way, the autumn garden can be every bit as lovely. At this time of year the gardener’s palette includes yellows and bronze, lavender and purple, dusky pinks and whites. There are colorful shrubs and beautiful grasses, plus some easily grown perennials, which all harmonize together to complete the gardening season with a flourish.
HANCOCK — A Hancock man on Sept. 12 pleaded innocent in Windsor Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated sexual assault, after police investigated allegations that the man repeatedly engaged in non-consensual sex with a female neighbor described in court records as having been diagnosed with a mental disability.
MIDDLEBURY — Some of Vermont’s best-known writers will read from works that have been challenged, banned or censored at a Middlebury event Thursday, Sept. 23, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont to celebrate the First Amendment during Banned Books Week (Sept. 21-27).
MIDDLEBURY — This year’s national White Cane Safety Day — the 50th annual observance celebrating a long-standing symbol of strength and independence for blind and visually impaired individuals — will include a celebration in Middlebury on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at Ilsley Public Library.
MIDDLEBURY — From the American songbook to spirituals to Broadway to the Beatles, the Maiden Vermont chorus does it all with style. Central Vermont’s popular women’s barbershop chorus brings its golden sound to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on Saturday, Sept. 27, with a concert titled “Get Happy!”
NEW HAVEN — A New Haven couple has raised concerns about a solar array that was recently approved — over their objection — for construction near their Dog Team Road home.
This episode and a series of proposed solar projects in town, including one that would be among the largest ever built in Vermont, have many residents wondering what will become of their beautiful views of the landscape.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board on Friday postponed technical hearings related to Phase II of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project while it considers whether to examine its approval of Phase I of the pipeline.
MIDDLEBURY — If it weren’t for a federal rule stipulating retirement by age 60, Jim Lanpher, Peter Young and David Ingham would still be performing in the 40th Army Band of the Vermont National Guard.
For them, 117 years of combined service among them really wasn’t enough — they still occasionally show up at band rehearsals, instruments in tow, hoping for an invitation to join in.