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June 27th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Six years after a quick trip from her native Thailand to Vermont to visit a friend, Wanna Phasuk is still here. You’ll often find her parked outside of Vermont Sun Sports and Fitness in Middlebury serving up authentic Thai and fusion dishes from the comfort of her bright yellow and red food cart.
MIDDLEBURY — It was not quite a banner year for local softball teams, as tough one-run losses sent the talented Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high school squads home from the Division II final and a D-I semifinal, respectively.
But the Eagles and Tigers, plus athletes from Vergennes and Otter Valley, all enjoyed exceptional springs that are recognized here in the 2016 Addison Independent Softball All-Star Team.
LINCOLN — Host Lincoln defeated Starksboro, 5-2, on June 18 to win the first-ever Addison County Little League 11-12-year-old baseball championship.
Starksboro scored twice in the top of the first inning, but Lincoln answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good. The home team added two insurance runs in the fifth inning.
The Lincoln team, comprised of fifth- and sixth-graders from the Lincoln Community School, completed an undefeated season at 17-0, while Starksboro finished at 9-8.
GOSHEN — On Saturday, July 16, the Goshen Gallop will unite runners from across Vermont and around the world, seeking to take the road less traveled, while supporting repairs to trails and bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. To repair this damage, proceeds of this year’s Goshen Gallop will be used to replace two bridges and to fix surrounding trails, allowing visitors to ski over to Romance Mountain.
If you believe that the Orlando attack was the last one we will experience, you are horribly wrong.
Are there flaws in VEGI (Vermont Employment Growth Incentive)? In a letter to the editor in the June 13 Independent, one person expressed this opinion. The facts suggest that he is wrong.
Years ago, when “Take Back Vermont” signs popped up in the wake of the civil unions struggle in Vermont, and vitriolic letters appeared daily in the Burlington Free Presshating on gays and lesbians, I experienced how my home in Vermont could suddenly feel unsafe, and how neighbors I once thought of as accepting of me might actually wish that I — and every other lesbian, gay, or bi person in Vermont — would disappear.
Having just spent 12 days at death’s door while at Porter Hospital, I want everyone to know that each and every caregiver, and there were many, was outstanding. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated hospital staff right here in our community.
Carolyn Spooner, Middlebury