November 18th, 2011
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police late Friday released the names of the two troopers who were first to arrive on the scene at an incident early Thursday morning that ended in the death of 52-year-old Gerald “Dusty” Woodburn. State police said Woodburn took his own life following his involvement in a domestic dispute at his home off Lake Dunmore Road during the early morning of Nov. 17.
I was standing on the sidelines on a brisk October afternoon watching my three kids play soccer. Although I was getting progressively colder, and wishing I had chosen more comfortable footwear, the players were gradually shedding layers. My middle son, who had worn crocs for the occasion, lost a shoe more than once while kicking the ball.
The results are in, and Nikki Morse is the winner of our Fall Foliage Photo Contest!
We had a pretty quick foliage season this year, but that didn't stop you all from sending in many great submissions. Our judges especially loved the layers of focus in Nikki's photo of a foggy fall road in Weybridge.
Check out the slideshow after the jump for a selection of our other submissions, and stay tuned for our upcoming reader photo contests!
ADDISON COUNTY — Tropical Storm Irene is long gone, but on Tuesday individuals and towns were rushing to meet the deadline to register for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Note: This is continuing in the theme of dank, scummy holes to explore nearby. It also dovetails nicely with the Otter Creek theme. This is a dank hole under Otter Creek. You’ll love it.
Believe it or not, there's a cave behind these falls.
When I told my editor about the cave behind the falls in Middlebury, I failed to mention certain things.
Updated 11/17/11 4:15 p.m.
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police reported that a Salisbury man apparently shot and killed himself early this morning after troopers were called to his home for a domestic dispute, and the man pointed a gun at them.
VSP this afternoon said that Gerald “Dusty” Woodburn, 52, died in the incident, but no one else was injured.
BRISTOL — When Bristol Planning Commission Vice-Chair Chico Martin refused to accept public comments from John “Slim” Pickens — the only citizen in attendance at the commission’s Tuesday meeting — Martin may have violated state law, according to Secretary of State Jim Condos and his deputy Brian Leven.
WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge Elementary School’s ongoing effort to tailor its educational programs to a shrinking student population will be getting some national exposure this winter as part of a CNN television program.
The CNN program, according to Weybridge Elementary Principal Christina Johnston, will touch upon the overcrowding in some schools, contrasted with declining enrollment in others.
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