September 29th, 2011
BRISTOL — Residents of the Bristol Police District on Monday voted to move their annual meeting from its traditional May date to instead coincide with the March town meeting.
The change also means that voters will be moving from a meeting format where they can debate and change the proposed annual budget on the floor to one where the budget is warned and voted up or down by Australian ballot without the opportunity to tweak it at the meeting.
LINCOLN — Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian of Lincoln always goes to great lengths in researching background for his books, whether it be midwifery, domestic violence or interracial adoption.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School on Saturday surprised its former drivers’ education teacher, coach, groundskeeper and athletic director Roland Guyette — still a tireless contributor to the school 11 years after his formal retirement — by naming its athletics fields after him.
ADDISON COUNTY — Things got a little hairy for first responders who came to the aid of a driver and his passengers after the SUV they were in left the road in Lincoln and crashed last Wednesday afternoon.
Sometimes statistics do tell the story.
According to information released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week, mid- to lower-class Vermonters took it on the chin between 2008-2010.
MIDDLEBURY — One team is improving, and the other, while talented, remains shorthanded.
The first time the two met came on Sept. 13, when the host Vergennes Union High School soccer team — that would be the shorthanded group — broke open a close game in the second half and dealt Middlebury a 4-0 setback.
The second time came on Tuesday, when the improving Tigers held the fort, dodged a couple second-half bullets, and scored early in overtime to avenge that loss, 1-0.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury police and fire departments responded to a report of a man stranded in rushing water below the Otter Creek Falls on Sunday, Sept. 25.
Looking ahead to the presidential election in 2012, it’s difficult for many of us in Vermont to believe that any of the Republican candidates we’ve seen so far have a message Americans want to follow. President Obama, while taking a beating in national polls right now, still stands a good chance of being re-elected — right?