January 9th, 2014
STARKSBORO — It all started with a mourning dove.
Mark Paul was camping with his wife Deb at Lake Carmi State Park when a bird’s incessant hooting at dawn both irritated and intrigued him, and he struck off to find out what it was.
HERRON, Mont. — Whiting resident Scott LaDuc came back from a recent trip to Montana with a lot more than photos of the beautiful scenery — he returned with a hunting story and the meat of an 8-point deer.
LaDuc began hunting when he was 10 years old; he was taught by his family in Whiting, a group of people who have always loved the sport.
On this past Nov. 23, all of those years spent hunting paid off while on a hunt in Herron, Mont.
MIDDLEBURY — One prominent member of the Middlebury Town Office/Recreation Facility Project Steering Committee was missing from last Tuesday’s meeting of the committee: ID-4 school board chair Ruth Hardy.
On Jan. 4, Hardy resigned from the committee, saying that her presence on the body was no longer needed. She represented ID-4, which owns the land where a new town gym originally had been proposed. But since the Middlebury selectboard voted last month to favor a site off Creek Road instead, Hardy said she was not needed on the committee.
The challenge of government is allocating scant resources to meet an insatiable demand.
From the residents of Middlebury:
Late last year, Rep. Paul Ralston, one of Middlebury’s two representatives in the Vermont House, announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election in 2014.
Late last summer my wife, Nikki, and I headed down to Middlebury Market for our last creemees of the season. She got a kiddie twist. I got a classic vanilla, small. No sprinkles. We wandered up to Twilight Hall and sat in the grass overlooking the town gymnasium. It was an exceptional afternoon. The sun was shining low in a deep blue sky and a sharp breeze reminded us, sitting as we were in the cool shadow of humble Twilight, one of the most beautiful buildings in town, that fall was near.
Paul Stone had a lot of nerve to accuse seven of our local clergy of not taking the time to understand what they are preaching about. Their letter to the editor was a collaborative sermon on a matter they have studied.
Stone’s statement that “emotional anecdotes are not particularly helpful” was insulting and untrue. How people feel about things does matter and the development of our emotions is the path to intelligent actions.