March 20th, 2014
VERGENNES — Douglas Brooks, a Vergennes resident who builds stunningly beautiful and useful wooden boats by hand, has won a few awards for his fine craftsmanship over the years. But Brooks was really moved when he was named the winner of the American Craft Council Rare Craft Fellowship Award.
ADDISON — The chairman of Addison’s selectboard denied allegations leveled against the town of Addison, himself and his wife contained in a civil suit that was filed on March 5 in Addison Superior Court by two town residents.
NORWOOD, Mass. — Teachers and students from Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high schools on Thursday and Friday will be presenting at a major conference in Norwood, Mass., about the efforts to transform and improve education at their schools.
Middlebury — After finishing recording her first album, local singer and songwriter Deb Brisson says she’s so proud of the result that it brings her to tears.
“I’m really happy with it,” she said. “It’s been a long time coming and we’ve been playing other people’s music for so long. I just can’t help it.”
MONTPELIER — Middlebury Union High School senior Olivia Cacciatore will compete with peers from other Vermont high schools for a state title this Thursday evening, but it won’t be in a gym or on a ski trail. She will be among the 10 finalists from the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals last week who will meet at the Vermont Public Television studio in Colchester.
The cold, snowy days just keep piling up during this, the seemingly endless winter of 2013-2014. The records keep falling with the temperatures as the meteorologists tell us that this has been one of the coldest winters on record since the late 1800s. Not a record worth celebrating as I fog up the window on the front door of our house wondering — now in mid-March — if I can walk to the mailbox and back without catching frostbite.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is seriously considering running for president in 2016. In an interview with “The Nation” magazine, Sanders said he will spend a fair amount of time in the coming months exploring a presidential campaign with progressive individuals and organizations around the country.