February 2nd, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury isn’t the only Addison Central Supervisory Union community that will feature some spirited local elections. A survey of the six surrounding towns with which Middlebury partners for school services shows some looming contests for selectboard, school board and other offices.
Candidates for local office had until the end of this past Monday, Jan. 30, in which to file nomination papers to get on their respective Town Meeting Day ballots.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police recovered an empty boat from the Otter Creek off Bakery Lane on Jan. 23.
Police received a call about a boat stuck on some ice in the creek, about 100 yards upstream from Mister Up’s Restaurant. Middlebury Fire Department Technical Rescue went out and retrieved the boat and also checked near the Otter Creek Falls for any evidence that people might have been on board and fallen into the water.
Tips to cure the winter blues
Three months into Permanent November (A.K.A., Global Warming, Vermont Style), this year it’s even harder than usual to know how to have fun getting through the rest of the winter.
Usually we can rely upon typical winter activities — skiing, snowboarding, sledding or even just a nice walk in a snow-covered park — to get us through February and March.
But with little-to-no snow this winter, all bets are off.
One solution? I’ve been making do with a lot of outdoor ice skating.
What’s it like to interview a robot?
I recently got the chance to talk with Bina48, often touted as the world’s most advanced android, or human-like robot. Bina48 currently resides in Lincoln under the care of the Terasem Movement Foundation — a nonprofit dedicated to testing whether a person’s consciousness can be replicated in another biological or technological form.
Apparently there will be football played on Sunday, at least intermittently between breaks for high-concept commercials and lip-synching by a singer better known at this point for cosmetic surgery.
For those who think the previous statement is exaggerated, this quote comes from a Jan. 15, 2010, piece on wsj.com:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 27 cited two Addison County residents they described as transients for retail theft in a high-profile Chittenden County case that dates back to late 2011.
Cited were Heather Kandzior, 30, formerly of Middlebury, and Francis Valiquette, 38, a Salisbury native, for stealing from the Williston Toys ’R Us, an act that was caught on video and broadcast late last year on local television.
Vergennes police said they were investigating on behalf of Williston police and issued the citations on behalf of that department.
Childhood obesity is a growing public health problem in the United States. More than one-third of all children and adolescents in America are estimated to be overweight or obese, and thus at greater risk for developing heart disease and diabetes later in their lives. Childhood obesity rates in Vermont, at about 25 percent, are somewhat lower than in the nation as a whole.
BRISTOL — The planned move of the Bristol Internal Medicine doctors’ offices to the Bristol Works campus this summer could pave the way for a dentist to move into Bristol. The venue would be Bristol Internal Medicine’s soon-to-be vacated space at 6 Park Place, which at one point in its history hosted a dentist.