VERGENNES — Earlier this month, students in the Building Machines summer school class at Vergennes Union High School started chatting about Mark Twain’s stories of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer’s exploits in a small Mississippi River town.
Class member Malcolm Donovan-Cook described what happened next in a course taught by Ferrisburgh resident Peter Stapleford, and for which seven 7th-, 8th- and 9th-graders had signed up to spend time working with Lego robotics and computer programming.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to apply for almost $160,000 in state grants to build the first two 600-foot segments of a bike and pedestrian pathway on Exchange Street.
Officials are seeking money for the first 1,200 feet of pathway, extending from the Exchange Street/Elm Street intersection to the driveway of MacIntyre Services. If successful with this application, the town would apply for a future grant to complete the third and final segment — from MacIntyre Services to the Exchange Street/Route 7 intersection.
BRISTOL — The WalkOver Gallery in at 15 Main St. in Bristol is showing a retrospective of the work of 88-year-old Charlotte artist Maize Bausch.
Bausch has had a career as an abstract painter for over 40 years, yet little is known about her substantial and varied body of work. She has resided and worked in Charlotte since the 1960s.
The science behind the fracking of natural gas is evolving as rapidly as the process, which began in its current manifestation in the late 1990s, and clearly poses worrisome long-term issues.
It seems like only yesterday that my grandmother drove me down to the federal offices in Portland, Maine, to get my Social Security card. This American kid — who had lived abroad for several years — was finally “legal” to get a job, sock away some retirement benefits, and perhaps get drafted into the military.
The Dylan tickets arrived in the mail a couple weeks before last Sunday’s show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. I’d spent a ridiculous amount of money to get the best seats.
Dylan is 72 and he’s been a smoker forever and survived a weird heart ailment. So if you’re a fan, you always have to wonder if the next Dylan show you see will be the last one.
And having seen him perform in hayfields, outdoor venues, and cavernous basketball arenas, I wanted just once to see him up close.