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August 29th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — In observance of Labor Day, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will be closed Monday, Sept. 5. There will be no bus service and ACTR’s administrative offices will be closed. This applies to: Tri-Town Bristol, Tri-Town Vergennes, Middlebury Shuttles, Burlington LINK, 116 Commuter and RutlandConnector. Normal service resumes Tuesday, Sept. 6.
For more details and bus schedule information, visit www.actr-vt.org or call 388-ACTR.
MONTPELIER — In late October, Vermont high school cheerleading teams will have the chance to compete for a new state title, Vermont Principals’ Association Associate Executive Director Bob Johnson said on Thursday.
Johnson, speaking on Aug. 23 to journalists on the VPA’s annual Media Day, said the fall event will have different scoring criteria than for the VPA’s winter championships.
I read your article about the Halfway House restaurant in Shoreham (Arts+Leisure, Aug. 11), and it brought back an old memory.
About 1958, when I was a seventh-grader, I was out with my dad, Arch Tilford, and his hunting buddies: Theron Wolcott, Larry Oliver and Lee Maiden. This was “road hunting” in a station wagon: taking potshots at crows with 12 gauge shotguns from the moving car or stopping to shoot at a woodchuck with a rifle.
In the recent Community Forum piece on Vermont Gas (Addison Independent, Aug. 22), CEO Don Rendall asks us to not overlook the benefits of gas. While repeating the claim that gas is a cleaner choice, Rendall ignores several recent studies that find that methane leakage in the fracked gas supply chain results in a fuel that is dirtier than coal with regard to greenhouse gas emissions.
This week’s writer is Tom Wells, an attorney and businessman with offices and homes in Bristol, Vt., and New Jersey. He is active in real estate and non profits.
Editor’s note: This is an abridged version of a piece that originally appeared online on the Huffington Post website.
BRISTOL — At a time of rapid change in health care throughout the state and nation, Mountain Health Center is thriving.
In just under three years, the Bristol-based doctors’ office has doubled its employees, increased its total patient load by close to 1,000, and doubled the number of office visits it can handle yearly.
Mountain Health’s expansion goes hand in hand with its designation in November 2013 as a Federally Qualified Health Center, or FQHC.