April 12th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — For two decades, Salisbury residents Steve Parkes and Christine McKeever-Parkes had dreamed of owning and operating their own small brewery.
That dream is now becoming reality.
Workers on Tuesday were finishing installation of 10 gleaming stainless steel tanks and related conduits that will soon be producing 450-gallon batches of what will be the couple’s signature “Sunshine and Hoppiness” beer at Drop-In Brewing Company at 610 Route 7 South, former home of Dundon Plumbing & Heating.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday gave its support to an effort by two local nonprofits to conserve a 38.3-acre parcel of land on the eastern slope of Chipman Hill, a wooded parcel once eyed for development that would instead be preserved for public enjoyment.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School co-principal Edwin Webbley will return from a medical leave to his post on a part-time basis next week and should be back on a more regular basis on the week that begins on Monday, April 30, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien.
VERGENNES — On Monday, for the first time since 2010 the members of the Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team walked off the field with a victory.
The Commodores led a shorthanded visiting Otter Valley team at the half, 3-0, and then erupted for eight third-quarter goals in a 12-1 victory in their season opener.
Junior attackman Joe Krayewsky sparked VUHS with eight goals, but said the win was the product of a team-wide effort to bounce back from two seasons of frustration: VUHS was 1-14 in 2010 before 2011’s winless campaign.
In testimony before the full Senate, Department of Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller Thursday experienced the power of political demagoguery and learned how the appeal of writing checks to a few trumps policy that benefits the many. She must have walked away dispirited.
For the past few weeks I’ve thought a lot about a twist on the popular saying, “don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” The twist is this: After four weeks on crutches, I now better understand how it feels to be less than mobile.
Frankly, it’s not that easy to get around out there.
You don’t see that bumper sticker on many cars in Vermont. But support for the legalization of marijuana is close to a majority sentiment, if the results of a recent statewide poll are to be believed.
The state Legislature is still taking a very cautious course toward decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
But according to this year’s 42nd annual Town Meeting Day poll by Sen. Bill Doyle, a near majority of Vermonters favor not just decriminalizing marijuana, but legalizing it altogether.
This weekend begins a new trout season and will bring many anglers out on the water. There are two things to keep in mind when fishing in the early season: trout metabolism and food availability. Actually, these are two things to keep in mind year round, and for all types of fishing. But what it means to keep these in mind varies from species to species and season to season.