July 14th, 2014
BRISTOL — At the barn at Baldwin Creek, the curtain will soon fall on a summer tradition for the final time. For 18 summers, Shakespeare in the Barn at Mary’s has staged plays in the makeshift theater, but this year will be the last.
It’s not dwindling attendance or financial woes that are the cause — in fact, organizers expect a full house for every performance this year. Rather, the folks who put on the plays said it was just time to call it quits.
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log recounting the large number of incidents with which they dealt during the month of May — some of great importance, others were routine police work.
The Independent has already published the first part of that log. Also during the that month, Bristol police:
CORNWALL — A former Cornwall farm worker has pleaded innocent in Chittenden Superior Court, criminal division, to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other charges stemming from his alleged attacks on two fellow laborers on July 7.
VERGENNES — The Vermont Agency of Education has sanctioned the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union by withholding state and federal grant funds, calling the ANwSU’s financial record “very weak” in a July 3 letter and citing many accounting problems in a July 1 report summarizing a June 10 fiscal monitoring visit.
That monitoring visit came two months after the AOE suspended many ANwSU grant funds because of the district’s failure to file required reports in a timely or satisfactory manner, ANwSU officials acknowledged last week.
MIDDLEBURY — State health care officials have promised to find additional financial support for a joint effort by Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County to expand medication assisted treatment services to local residents who are addicted to opiates.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County’s Kate McGowan and Nancy Luke have gone to great lengths each year visiting area businesses and organizing events to raise money to benefit local charitable organizations.
MIDDLEBURY — Kelly Brush, namesake of the Kelly Brush Foundation, could never have imagined where she would be and how many people she would be helping before the accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down eight years ago.
Brush was a talented sophomore on the Middlebury College ski team, a starter in the giant slalom at the Williams College Winter Carnival. On Feb. 18, 2006, the day of Kelly Brush’s race at Williams, conditions were hard and fast.
MIDDLEBURY — A lone wooden sign on Route 125 west of Middlebury village marks the Middlebury College Organic Farm, tucked on a slight rise in the gently rolling field beyond Bicentennial Hall.
Even though regular classes are not in session, the farm is active, with summer interns busily cultivating a half-acre of land to produce vegetables and herbs for consumption in the college’s dining halls.