August 2nd, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — The Festival on-the-Green capped what organizers said was one of its finest seasons, attracting big crowds who took in 17 great acts amid picture-perfect weather for its 34th annual run on Middlebury’s village green.
“Everything fell so nicely into place this year,” said Festival Secretary Pat Boera, who has helped lead the weeklong entertainment ritual since its debut in 1978.
“I can’t believe how we lucked out with the weather.”
What to do on a summer’s day is not really a problem for me. Just my list of outdoor projects around the house could keep me busy for weeks. I need to get my trailer hitched up and haul the cut-and-split firewood stacked on lumber trails around the property, so I can get it under a shed roof before snowfall.
Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary reported at the Lincoln General Store at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The culprit(s) first tried to get into the business through a rear door, but ultimately gained access through a window, according to the store owner. Once inside, the thieves stole an unspecified amount of cash and cigarettes, according to police. Anyone with information on the crime should contact Vermont State Police at 388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info, or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
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FERRISBURGH — A Burlington man today was charged with second-degree murder for taking the life of Conrad Bell, 40, of Vergennes during a confrontation at a bonfire in Ferrisburgh just before midnight on Friday night.
At a Monday afternoon arraignment in Rutland Superior Court, Joseph Bolduc, 25, pled innocent to that charge as well as a number of other charges stemming from the aftermath of an incident in which Vermont State Police allege Bolduc struck Bell with a tire iron in the neck and caused his death.
MIDDLEBURY — Step back, wind up and pitch those horseshoes because the pro tour is coming to town.
From August 24-26, a conglomeration of the greatest horseshoe pitchers on Earth will take to the clay courts at the Sodbuster Horseshoe Pitching Club on Case Street in Middlebury. Organized by Bristol resident and reigning world horseshoe champion Brian Simmons, the Green Mountain Challenge is one of six Horseshoe Pitching Pro Tour tournaments this year.
In assessing the two leading presidential candidates, Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama, a good place to identify their respective priorities is to consider their tax plans.
Those proposals, after all, represent how each candidate intends to finance the nation’s business, to balance the budget and, if possible, to whittle away at the national debt.