September 22nd, 2016
In Rutland, the struggles that town and city have gone through in its reckoning to become a refugee resettlement site provide important lessons other Vermont communities seeking similar refugee status should consider.
It appears the hen’s urging
her poult to wait at the edge
It’s 10:30 on a Friday night and the lights of faraway Boston bleach the hem of the darkness as I travel at exactly 73 miles per hour toward Logan Airport. My mouth is thick with the sour taste of rest area coffee and my eyes feel like raisins. My companion, a disembodied voice broadcasting from an undisclosed location in California’s Bay Area, wants me to know there’s something wrong in America.
Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Sept. 18 at around 3:25 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a Richville Road home in Shoreham for a report of a motor vehicle incident.
Dean Hawthorne told police that he heard a loud noise and then a large tire that was on fire travelled through his house causing structural damage. No one was injured.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Cody A. Prime, 31, of Vergennes for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop for going the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Middlebury on Sept. 18.
Police said they measured Prime’s blood-alcohol content at 0.163 percent one hour after the stop; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Were informed of the theft of a blue 2008 Yamaha 125 moped from the Exchange Street area on Sept. 12.
Monday night’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the most important event of the presidential campaign to date. Viewers’ reactions to this debate, framed by and formed by media coverage and the candidates’ spin, will set the context for the six weeks to Election Day.
The Middlebury Refugee Resettlement Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to Roger Paquette of Paquette Storage for his gracious offer of storage space in an empty trailer on his storage lot. Not only did Roger offer storage space for donated furniture and other household goods, he also arranged for one of his drivers, Randy, to drive the large tractor trailer from East Middlebury to the Vermont Refugee Center in Colchester.