July 22nd, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — While painting a wooden step stool that she constructed herself at the Rosie’s Girls summer camp this Monday, 13-year-old Amanda Moricette explained why she is attending the three-week camp at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury.
“I joined Rosie’s Girls to make new friends and learn how to build stuff,” she said. Her favorite part? Learning how to use the power tools.
Well, girls, your mother and I have discussed it, and we both feel it is time that we give you a new privilege. You’re getting big enough now, you both worked very hard in school this past year, and you’ve earned it.
BRISTOL — Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” tells the tale of identical twins, both named Antipholus, and their respective identical twin slaves, both named Dromio. Antipholus of Syracuse and his slave Dromio of Syracuse travel to the ancient city of Ephesus to find their long lost brothers, from whom they were separated at birth. When the two sets of twins are reunited, it sparks a comic series of arrests and false accusations brought about by the constant mistaking of one brother for another.
Congressman Peter Welch will almost certainly be re-elected to a third term in November. Like many incumbent House members, Welch has built up a strong political organization with the financial resources to match. Welch’s campaign has already raised more than $1 million. His campaign bank account is 100 times larger than that of any of the three Republicans seeking the congressional nomination in the Aug. 24 primary.
ADDISON — People traveling by the site of the former Champlain Bridge have been noticing the beginnings of work on a new span, though it appears area laborers will have limited participation in the almost $70 million project.
VERGENNES — After hearing a pitch on Tuesday from Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes board member Bill Benton, Vergennes aldermen agreed to talk further with club officials about selling or leasing land near the city’s recreation area on which the club could build a youth center.
PANTON — Vergennes-Panton Water District officials are hoping for a better turnout at their next pre-vote public meeting on a $5.1 million proposal to upgrade the district’s 37-year-old Adams Ferry Road water treatment plant in Panton, a project that could more than double rates for a typical household.
BRISTOL — Organizers of Bristol’s annual Three Day Stampede, a fund-raiser for cystic fibrosis research, announced a few weeks ago that they’ve raised over $1 million in their 20 years of fund-raising.
But that doesn’t mean they’re going to let up on their efforts. This year’s event kicks off Friday at 8 a.m. and will last until Sunday evening.