February 26th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday evening voted 306-118, by paper ballot, to allow the UD-3 board to negotiate a lease with the town of Middlebury for a Creek Road parcel that would host an 11,500-square-foot recreation facility.
BRISTOL — Police arrested a Starksboro woman on Feb. 23 and cited her for larceny in connection with a theft that occurred a week earlier.
Police allege Chastity A. Pecor, 29, stole a wallet from a vehicle parked at the First Baptist Church in Bristol on Feb. 16. Police said that after taking the wallet, Pecor took $72 in cash from it, and then left the wallet next to the front door of the police station.
Pecor is due to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on April 7.
The other day, I took my four-year-old daughter on a long-overdue “Mommy Date” to spend her birthday money at Ben Franklin. (Long-overdue because her birthday was in July, which is what happens when you’re the second child of four). After our shopping trip, we stopped by Otter Creek Bakery for cookies. As I stood at the counter to order, my daughter sat at a table playing happily with the unicorn figurine she’d just bought.
VERGENNES — Vergennes voters on March 4 will choose from a field of five experienced candidates for three two-year terms on the city council.
LINCOLN — Two incumbents and one former board member are vying for two seats on the Lincoln selectboard. Paul Forlenza, Elwin Isham and Will Sipsey will face off in one of only two contested races on the Town Meeting ballot.
Forlenza is a consultant who specializes in healthcare reform policy and health information technology. He has lived in Lincoln since 1999, and has owned land in town for 35 years.
Forlenza was first elected to the selectboard last year when the body expanded from three to five members.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Eric Murray is hoping his third try for a spot on the Middlebury selectboard will be the charm, as he seeks to break into the winning column on March 4 following a spirited six-person race for two three-year spots on the town’s chief elected board.
How long in life can you continue to pursue physically and emotionally demanding hobbies that have you outside in extreme temperatures, facing challenging and even dangerous scenarios?
The answer for Ed Blechner, dog sled driver of almost 40 years, is “as long as I can.”
Blechner, now 66, first got into dog sledding in 1975. “I was always interested in dogs in functional, non-traditional ways,” he says. With a parallel interest in winter camping, working with sled dogs seemed like a natural hobby to pursue.