MIDDLEBURY — Twenty months ago mourners at the funeral of beloved local resident Kelly Boe filled the pews and spilled out of the doors at St. Mary’s Church.
On Monday locals packed the house for Boe again. This time it was at the Addison County Courthouse, where the man who was driving drunk when he struck and killed Boe was sentenced to a substantial jail term.
Judge Samuel Hoar sent 29-year-old Nathan C. Dearing to prison for seven-and-a-half to 16 years.
VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association on Dec. 19 will present a salary counter-proposal to Vergennes-area school officials in an ongoing effort to forge a new labor contract for district educators.
It is the first negotiation since the five towns in the Addison Northwest school district voted last spring to consolidate governance and budgeting for the district’s four schools under the terms of Act 46.
ADDISON COUNTY — If you heard a loon’s wild yodel, were lucky enough to spot one of Addison County’s three bald eagle nests or watched a peregrine falcon on the wing this past summer, you shared in the continued resurgence of three of the state’s most charismatic winged species.
Bald eagles, peregrine falcons and common loons — once endangered in the Green Mountain State — hatched chicks in record numbers in 2016, according to state wildlife experts.
Dear boys and girls (adults too),
I recently visited your town during its early Christmas celebration on Dec. 3 and had the privilege of meeting almost 100 children at the Middlebury Community House. It’s a terrific event I do every year, and I want to offer a big thanks to the Better Middlebury Partnership and the hardworking people who make “A very Merry Middlebury” possible. What a wonderful time I had hearing the hopes, dreams and wishes of the children who sat on my lap!
MIDDLEBURY — We all know It’s a Wonderful Life, the 1940s Christmas film. Some of us look forward to it every year, others, well, been-there-done-that, right? Wrong. This weekend the Middlebury Actors Workshop brings It’s a Wonderful Life to the Town Hall Theater’s stage and it doesn’t look anything like the classic you saw on TV.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday began sailing into uncharted waters, launching what will be a month-long effort to devise a first-ever, global spending plan for the district’s nine schools for fiscal year 2018.
ACSD officials got a glimpse of their starting point: An estimate of $35,769,346 in spending to cover the combined needs of Middlebury Union middle and high schools, along with the elementary schools in Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Historical Society welcomes the director/co-writer George Woodard and producer/co-writer (and Ferrisburgh resident) Gerianne Smart to the Ferrisburgh Community Center to show their award-winning film “The Summer of Walter Hacks” on Sunday, Dec. 11.
BRISTOL — Bristol resident Tyler Westbrook has just returned from two months in one of the most devastated places in the western hemisphere — Haiti.
October’s Hurricane Matthew affected 2.1 million Haitians, leaving over 175,000 homeless and over 800,000 in need of food assistance, according to the United Nations.