November 22nd, 2016
It’s still a little close to Nov. 8 to feel thankful right now, but strangely enough sports helps, particularly the team sports I have always played and followed and enjoyed.
The most successful teams have consistent rules that apply to all equally, assign roles solely based on merit, value individual quirks and differences for what they can contribute to the whole, foster trust and respect among their members, and fare best when they achieve that elusive “chemistry,” when all are willing to sacrifice for the greater good and to support their teammates.
BURLINGTON — Thanksgiving food, family and fun may start with a hundred items on your to-do list, but there are only four things you need to remember to guarantee a food safe holiday — CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, CHILL.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
ORWELL — Hail, flood, drought, plagues of locusts — since ancient times farming has been one of the riskiest of human endeavors. And it still is. Just ask Orwell turkey farmer Peter Stone, who’s facing devastating losses just as the calendar nears Turkey Day.
An outbreak of what’s known as fowl cholera, possibly introduced into one of the eight barns at Stone’s Stonewood Farm by a determined fox or bobcat, has claimed 15,000 turkeys — nearly half of Stonewood’s 2016 flock of 32,000 birds.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard earlier this month hired Bruce Nason as a new part-time officer for the Bristol Police Department.
Nason, a Bristol resident, has been a police officer for 22 years, 20 of those on the police force in Saranac Lake, N.Y., where he was chief for six and a half years. He came to the Addison County Sheriff’s Department in April 2015, and will continue to work full-time there as patrol supervisor.
He and his wife and youngest son moved to Vermont from New York state.
MIDDLEBURY — Area residents packed the Town Hall Theater on Thursday for a preview of a coming attraction that will have a four-year run in downtown Middlebury that will make everyone cheer when it shuts down.
Ironic performance art?
VERGENNES — Many of the dozen residents at last week’s city council meeting recounted near misses they have had as pedestrians on Vergennes streets. They joined with council members to brainstorm possible solutions.
Ideas included adding flashing lights, flags and more signs to city crosswalks; adding crosswalks; tweaking traffic signals; restoring a crossing guard cut from the Vergennes Union Elementary School budget; and following Safe Routes to School guidelines.