August 1st, 2013
I spent last Sunday afternoon watching YouTube videos of people preparing meals on their wood cook stoves.
I’m pretty sure I am not normal.
But lately I’ve become obsessed with the idea of installing an antique wood cook stove in our kitchen. And cooking on it.
I’m totally serious.
The Senate recently passed the most comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration system in a generation, and much of the credit is being bestowed on Vermont’s Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate’s longest-serving member.
ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of an illegal “tattoo party” at a residence on Crown Point Road in Bridport.
The troopers’ investigation led to the arrest of James St. Denis, 29, of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; he was cited for tattooing and piercing without a Vermont registration.
It finally stopped raining today so I got on my bike to pick up my vegetables at Elmer Farm. Since I live in what is possibly the shadiest spot in Addison County (and I mean shady as in lack of sunshine, not in the illicit activity sense of the word) it’s difficult to grow a garden here.
VERGENNES — Last Friday, July 26, Vergennes police received a warning to be on the lookout for a vehicle being driven erratically. Police stopped the car on Main Street and cited the driver, 22-year-old Tristan Bartsch of New Haven, for driving under the influence, first offense.
According the Vergennes police, Bartsch’s blood alcohol content was 0.188; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
After processing him, they turned him over to a family member.
In other activity last week, Vergennes police:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police continued their investigation into a robbery at the Marble Works Pharmacy on Maple Street that took place shortly before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.
As reported last week on addisonindependent.com, a young white male whose face was largely concealed by a hoodie, cap and sunglasses made off with an unspecified amount of prescription drugs after displaying a handgun to pharmacy officials. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
There were so many questions. She had limited English and the forms before her were very confusing. “I talk slow because I translate in my head.” She needed help. Not a lot of help, but someone to help her navigate through the system so that she could access the benefits needed to stabilize her life.
ADDISON COUNTY — An unusually wet, hot and humid summer has been miserable for humans but a veritable utopia for mosquitoes, which have been multiplying in vast numbers in many areas of Addison County.
“This is going to be one of the worst (mosquito) years we’ve had in a while,” state Entomologist Alan Graham said on Thursday.
“They have been very abundant, because of the rain.”
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