September 6th, 2012
BRISTOL — With an apparent rise in drug crime and burglaries in Bristol, and the police department understaffed and strapped for resources, residents on Bristol’s Maple Street are coming together to form a neighborhood watch group.
The first planning meeting was held last Thursday at Living Well Residential Care, which is spearheading the effort to form a watch group.
MIDDLEBURY — It is a homecoming of sorts when Avis Warren Butler dines at her favorite local restaurant.
That’s because Butler was born and raised at 26 Seymour St., which happens to be the address of Fire & Ice Restaurant.
Butler, who now lives in Bristol, returned “home” on Aug. 24 for what she thought would be a fairly low-key 90th birthday luncheon.
But it didn’t turn out that way.
MIDDLEBURY — When Marty and Carol Kulczyk bought 112 acres off 2430 North Branch Road in Ripton six years ago, they knew they weren’t going to be the only ones enjoying the serenity, wildlife, panoramic mountain views and starry nights that can be experienced in abundance on the wooded property.
MIDDLEBURY — The 2012 Middlebury Union High School football season got off to a promising start on this past Friday, when a young Tiger team used tough defense, crisp special teams work and flashes of offensive potential to throttle visiting Mount Mansfield, 28-6.
The Tigers parlayed defense and special teams into a 16-0 halftime lead and remained in control during a more offensively oriented second half.
Today’s Internet is increasingly carrying articles from both American and foreign sources to the effect that Israel is pulling out the stops trying to get the United States involved in military action against Iran.
Y’know, it’s already harder and harder to get excited about each new NFL season as more information steadily comes out about how inherently dangerous the sport, notably at the professional level, is to the human brain.
And now we have the owner-imposed referee lockout to dampen enthusiasm even further.
It’s really difficult to root for a sport that is owned and operated by some of the meanest people who walk the face of the earth.
SPRINGFIELD — The Otter Valley Union High School football team on Aug. 31 rolled to a 35-6 halftime lead on the way to a 48-6 win over host Springfield in both teams’ Division II opener.
The Otters took the lead when sophomore QB John Winslow hit senior Brett Patterson with a 43-yard touchdown pass.
A bad snap on a punt gave the Otters two more points, and OV took the kick and marched to score on a 5-yard run by Cody Gutzman.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
8/31 MUHS vs. MMU ............................ 28-6
8/31 OV vs. Springfield ......................... 48-6
9/1 Mt. Abe vs. Montpelier .................. 35-12
9/4 OV at Poultney ............................. Canc.