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August 25th, 2016
Listening to my in-laws talk about Uncle Pete Hansen’s various feats of strength, he might just as well have been Paul Bunyan. For example, there was the true story about Pete lowering my brother-in-law Bill — then his plumbing assistant — down into a well by his ankles. And Bill is a solid 6-foot, 3-inches tall.
SALISBURY — Salisbury Community School has announced its bus routes for the 2016-2017 school year. The times posted here are approximations, and will depend on road conditions and the number of students riding on a given day. Students should be at the bus stop five minutes before these posted times for the first few days.
East Side Route (Sue Flynn, driver)
Morning Run (No. 50)
6:57 a.m. Kampersville Laundromat
7:02 a.m. Route 53 to Fish Hatchery
I always wanted to compete in the Olympics. A few things, however, worked against me, such as my family not having the money to send me to an elite training facility when I was younger. That and having no athletic ability beyond doing the Macarena are the two biggies.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center is hosting a daylong workshop, “Storytelling for Social Change,”on Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. led by director of education Kathleen Haughey.
Storytelling, oral history and ethnography can be powerful tools for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. They can also be catalysts for activism and social change. This workshop will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography and storytelling as activist research methodologies.
News and Notes:
If there was ever any doubt how publicly disoriented the state’s Department of Public Service really is when it comes to the fracked gas pipeline now making its way through the county — well, department Commissioner Chris Recchia put that doubt to rest a few days ago.
Not long after the Public Service Board tried to ban the public from a public hearing on the pipeline, Recchia made it clear that the department is sick of hearing from members of the public who oppose the pipeline.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Two Middlebury College graduates competed in the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games on this past Saturday.
Lea Davison, a 33-year-old 2005 graduate, finished seventh out of 29 competitors in cross-country mountain biking. She had been considered a potential medal contender, but settled for improving on her 11th-place finish in the 2012 London Games.
MIDDLEBURY — Nicole Laberge and Joan Kerrigan emerged as the winners on Aug. 14, when Ralph Myhre Golf Course staged its Woman’s Club Championship.
Laberge carded the best Low Gross score, followed by Liza Sacheli in second place.
Kerrigan shot the best Low Net total, with Mary Ann Broughton the runner-up.
Ralph Myhre’s Men’s Senior and Junior Club Championships are set for Sept. 3 and 4. Those interested in competing may sign up at the clubhouse or call 443-5125.
Another important fact about Spinoza’s intellectual character is that he was a rationalist. I begin, then, by explaining what this means and how being a rationalist differs from being an empiricist. For it is commonly supposed that empiricism and rationalism are the two poles of modern philosophy. What’s the difference?