August 23rd, 2012
Here he comes, just at the start, and he’s a beauty.
I wish it were the old days, when baseball in August was just heating up, prelude to the pennant run and the Series, and not a concession to the colossus that is football these days.
What a great baseball season in the Majors we have, this summer.
Sure, the Red Sox are down — how can they not be, with all those injuries: 26 players on the “disabled list” this summer, the most of any team in the last 25 years. Now, Middlebrooks.
GOSHEN — “If there ever was a state made for Nordic skiing, it’s this one.”
That’s the view of Cam MacKugler, coach of Frost Mountain Nordic (FMN), and his friends in this local organization, which has the goals of developing “a community of skiing enthusiasts” and providing the coaching and tutelage necessary to help athletes reach the highest levels of competition.
MIDDLEBURY — Fortunately no one was injured when a Toyota Prius crashed through the front window of the National Bank of Middlebury’s Court Street branch Monday afternoon, scattering glass in the lobby of the building.
MIDDLEBURY — Members of an ad hoc study committee will tour Middlebury’s municipal gym on Sept. 6 to size up a list of needed repairs that could be presented to voters as soon as next spring.
Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series looking at how federal funding cuts are affecting local nonprofits.
MIDDLEBURY –– Many Addison County nonprofits have struggled with financial uncertainty in the wake of the 2008 recession. Federal funding for these organizations decreased, causing many to scale back services or operational costs.
MIDDLEBURY — John R. Beyrle logged thousands of miles over three decades before and during his tenure as U.S. ambassador to Russia. And it was a journey that came full circle on Aug. 17 at Middlebury College, where Beyrle delivered the commencement address for the conclusion of the Middlebury Language Schools’ 98th summer session.
Beyrle, 58, studied Russian during the summer of 1975 at the Middlebury Russian School, and he credited that experience for helping lead him toward a career in foreign diplomacy.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermonters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to cast ballots in primary elections highlighted by a heated contest between two Burlington Democrats vying for attorney general.
That contest features longtime incumbent Attorney General Bill Sorrell, who is being challenged by Chittenden County State’s Attorney Thomas “T.J.” Donovan. The winner of that race will go on to face Republican candidate Jack McMullen in the General Election this November.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday crossed a couple potential sites for a new police station off their list, but also discussed two new possibilities and addressed a station’s potential cost.
Taken off the list at the recommendation of the council’s police station committee were two properties on North Main Street, the Kennedy Brothers building and a 14-acre parcel owned by Vermont Industrial Parks, a subsidiary of Carrara & Sons Inc.