July 16th, 2014
In New York City, where I was born and raised, I grew up hearing about some unwitting out-of-towner buying the Brooklyn Bridge from some streetwise city shark. This happened about once a week.
If something looks, smells and feels too good to be true, wisdom tells us that it probably is.
Gaz Métro has us in their sights and are blinding us with illusion.
Fellow Countrymen, wake up: We are being sold the Brooklyn Bridge.
It’s mosquito season. The Lemon Fair Insect Control District encourages everyone to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer by protecting themselves from mosquitoes.
Editor’s note: The following letter was presented to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission on June 11.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion team won three out of five games late last week and over the weekend to remain in the driver’s seat for a Northern Division playoff berth.
As of Monday, AC stood in second place in the division at 12-6. The local nine is 12-7 overall, including a non-league loss to Southern Division leader Rutland.
VERGENNES — Champlain Valley Swim League power Racquet’s Edge cruised to a 345-111 victory over the host Vergennes Champs on Tuesday in a meet that was shortened to allow the swimmers to participate in time trials.
Only two free relay races were swum, and in all the Edge won 10 of 12 contested relays.
Winning races for the Champs were Frances Eckels, Acadia Clark, Noah Konczal, Tucker Stearns, Jeffrey Stearns, Parker Kayhart and Carlyn Rapoport.
Earning points for the Champs with individual top-three finishes were:
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log recounting the large number of incidents with which they dealt during the month of May — some of great importance, others routine police work.
The Independent already published part of that log. Also during that month, Bristol police:
• On May 24 at 2:44 p.m. received a wallet found by a citizen in the park. Police located the owner and returned the wallet.
WEST HAVEN — July 11 action at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway saw three local winners and an East Montpelier teen make history.
Middlebury’s Todd Stone and Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. each won one of the two Bond Auto Parts Modified features, while Addison’s Chuck Bradford claimed his third Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock win of the season. Stone, the defending Modified series champion, extended his 2014 lead, while Bradford did the same in the Mini Stock series as he seeks his first track title.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received multiple reports of car break-ins in the Twin Circles, Woodland Park and North Pleasant Street neighborhoods on July 7. The culprit(s) targeted unlocked vehicle and stole a variety of items, including iPods, loose change, cameras, a GPS unit, a cell phone and a purse, according to police. Anyone with information on the thefts should call Middlebury police at 388-3191. Authorities are reminding people to always lock their vehicles and to not leave any valuables within plain sight.