July 23rd, 2012
SWANTON — Last weekend, Middlebury Mountaineer fly fishing guides Jesse Haller and Wesley Butler headed up to Lake Champlain’s Missisquoi Bay to compete in one of the state’s largest fly fishing tournaments for bass: the third annual Ditch Pickle Classic.
At stake were fishing rods, gear and pride, as they were competing against more than 50 of the finest fly fishermen and -women in the state during this two-person team event.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a revised set of zoning regulations that reflect the newly created Historic Neighborhood and Northern Gateway districts, and also endorsed the first rewrite of the city’s subdivision laws since the 1970s.
It was in 2009, after approval of the updated city plan, that officials began revising the related zoning and subdivision regulations.
MIDDLEBURY — For Middlebury resident Kevin Lehman, it wasn’t enough to put in a few dollars at a farmers’ market in support of local food and farming projects. Two years ago, he decided there needed to be a way for local entrepreneurs to raise more toward their goals.
“I wanted to do what I could to build a more sustainable, robust food system,” he said.
BRISTOL – A Bristol woman was cited on 21 counts of forgery on Saturday, July 21 after she allegedly stole 21 of her mother’s checks and cashed them over a two-week period for a total of around $894, according to Vermont State Police. Cassandra J. Fraser-Brown allegedly forged her mother’s signature and cashed the checks at various locations in Bristol, police said. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at the Addison County Courthouse on Aug. 27, according to police.
I’m standing at the kitchen sink looking out the window at what should be a pleasing garden scene: the foreground herbs in full flower dotted with bees and butterflies; the middle ground’s tall, sturdy peppers and tree-like tomatoes ripening their fruit near the eggplants and cucumbers; and the background beans scaling sky high on their teepee poles — you know, the way it usually looks out there in midsummer.
A New York Times opinion piece entitled “The ‘Busy’ Trap” by Tim Kreider has put the American work ethic under a microscope as of late.
The article has been re-blogged countless times all over the Internet and has created a conversation all surrounding the word a word we use almost every day — busy. Kreider reflects on the overwhelming numbers of people, including children, claiming to be too hard working and comments on the congratulatory reactions that we often receive for being “crazy busy.”
Updated 7/19/12 2:57 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Arson investigators have ruled that a Thursday, July 19 fire at Mister Ups Restaurant was caused by the spontaneous combustion of bark mulch that had been piled up against the base of the building.