May 23rd, 2013
FERRISBURGH — Like many teachers, Ferrisburgh Central School’s Alana Lilly grew up with a strong educational role model in her family: Her mother, the late Ferrisburgh resident Dorothy Tracy, taught for 34 years.
Lilly, 52, who in June will step down from her FCS teaching job after 30 years, said she started following her mother’s path early on.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/20 MUHS vs. Woodstock .................... 8-7
5/21 Milton vs. VUHS ........................... 12-2
5/21 Lamoille vs. Mt. Abe...................... 18-3
5/21 MUHS vs. Essex............................ 11-6
I arrived at the New Haven River at 7 p.m. Thankfully, though the water was still running clear, the light rain of the previous few days had the water up a bit from the unseasonably low level of early May. The sky was overcast, but the weather was holding. Conditions looked promising all around. Furthermore, the forecast was for steady rain the next few days, including scattered thunderstorms, so I expected this evening to be the pick of the week.
Before talking about next year’s legislative priorities in a 45-minute phone conversation on Tuesday, Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith wanted to talk about a beef he had with the press coverage of the past session. Why, he wondered, did the press not give the House credit for proposing and passing a more conservative budget than what the governor proposed? Why did the House get lambasted as a hotbed of progressive legislation and liberal leanings, while the governor was seen as pro-business and moderate by comparison?
When I look back on it, Dad was a gentle teacher.
But it wasn’t innate; it’s a skill to learn.
Seven years ago, my husband, Mark, and I impulsively bought an old farmhouse, with land and a couple of barns. We set out to fulfill our dream of “the simple life”: tending animals and growing our own food.
Yes, we are idiots.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of largely routine incidents between May 6 and 19, including barking dogs, confiscation of drug paraphernalia, traffic stops, thefts, locked-out motorists and some threatening behavior.
In that two-week time span, city police:
• On May 6 dealt with barking dog complaints on Meadow Lane and South Water Street.
• On May 6 issued a no-trespass order to an Addison man who had tried to collect money from people at an East Street residence and frightened them.