May 9th, 2013
BRANDON — It was the film that introduced moviegoers to visions of flying children, magical fairies, human-like animals and menacing pirates. It was the original silent film adaptation of “Peter Pan,” a picture personally supervised by author J.M. Barrie. The film became a major hit when released in 1924, with audiences eager to get their first big-screen look at the wonders of Neverland.
VERGENNES — Faced with challenging times financially, the nonprofit organization that operates the Vergennes Opera House has taken steps to cut costs and evaluate how it operates and markets the historic City Hall theater.
Friends of the Vergennes Opera House board president Allison Rimmer said the group remains optimistic about the theater’s long-term prospects, but also had to be realistic about its fiscal health.
VERGENNES — Vergennes voters will decide on Tuesday whether to approve the city council’s proposed $1.45 million bond to fund a new 4,611-square-foot police station on North Main Street.
Residents may cast their ballots on the proposed bond at the city’s Green Street fire station from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. They will also join other Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on the 14th in deciding a $600,000 loan proposal to fund new roofing for Vergennes Union High School (see related story).
MIDDLEBURY — Add one more to the list of communities divided in support or opposition of Vermont Gas Systems’ Addison Natural Gas Project.
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime Mary Hogan Elementary School teacher Anne Corrigan has spent the past 40 years telling young people about interesting people, places and things.
Now she wants to see some of those people, places and things for herself.
With that in mind, Corrigan has decided to end her teaching career after 25 years at the Mary Hogan School.
MIDDLEBURY — Krista Sargent had lost part of her soul.
She reclaimed it with the help of others — and through a special poem that came from her heart.
“I am from the smell of Nana’s cookies baked all the time, hugs from Nana, whose long-gone porcelain dolls I remember as if they were mine,” the Vergennes resident writes.
“I am from being raped three times and living homeless in California, from doing drugs and learning better.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team picked up a key Division I victory at home on Tuesday, using probably its best defensive effort of the season and balanced scoring to knock off Mount Mansfield, 12-7.
MIDDLEBURY — Bristol 38-year-old Todd Smith, coming off a three-hour-39-minute finish in the Boston Marathon less than three weeks earlier, was almost within sweating distance of Middlebury College senior Melake Getabecha near the end of Sunday morning’s fifth annual Middlebury Maple Run — The Sweetest Half. But the Denver resident pulled out the win in a time of one hour, 14 minutes and 50 seconds; Smith crossed the finish line nine seconds later.