October 24th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Any businessperson will tell you that it takes more than just a great product to make a success; you also have to get the product to the buyer.
Many local growers and meat producers are wondering what will happen now that ownership of their primary distributor — indeed one of the biggest food distributors in Vermont — is changing hands.
ADDISON COUNTY — In the past two weeks, black and gold became temporary colors of choice for many Addison County students, teachers and school employees.
Sadly, it was not a fashion trend: They were rallying around their peers at South Duxbury’s Harwood Union High School, who are reeling after the unspeakable Oct. 8 tragedy that claimed the lives of four current and one former Harwood students, all either 15 or 16.
Black and gold are Harwood’s school colors.
COLCHESTER — Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent.
“We love that this contest inspires Vermonters to write about the wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy Schnure, spokesperson for Green Mountain Power. “GMP is committed to supporting communities, and we are thrilled that this contest encourages talented writers across the state.”
ADDISON COUNTY — The same lack of rain that has led to a smaller apple crop in Addison County and statewide has for the most part been a boon for bees in terms of clover-based summer honeys. But the slide from low rainfall to moderate drought the past three months has also dried up fall harvests that are based on wildflowers.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated Middlebury to highlight local field hockey action as the regular season ended last week. In other action, the Eagles and Tigers each dropped road games, while Otter Valley’s final two games were both canceled due to poor field conditions.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team gave itself a needed shot in the arm on Saturday, defeating host Middlebury, 2-1, to snap a five-game skid and finish the regular season on a high note.
The 5-8-1 Commodores were competitive vs. tough teams — Division I MUHS once, and D-I Rice and improving D-II Mount Abraham twice each — in that slide.
But a victory as the Commodores head into the D-II playoffs should give them a lift, said Co-Coach Dwight Irish.
ADDISON — Staff with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Institute of Natural Science released a juvenile bald eagle back into the wild earlier this month at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison.