April 24th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — Having earned recognition from Yankee and Bicycling magazines as a top-level destination for cycling, bicycling enthusiasts in Addison County look to expand offerings for bikers this summer with the Green Mountain State’s first fondo-style event.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will soon send out a townwide informational letter reminding people about the May 13 revote on the $6.5 million proposal to build a new municipal building and recreation center.
BOSTON — Ten Addison County residents were among the 36,000 athletes who ran in Monday’s historic Boston Marathon, a year after bombs killed three and injured more than 260 at the Boylston Street finish line.
The number of runners exceeded the 2013 total by about 9,000, and a crowd some estimates pegged at a larger-than-typical 1 million gathered along the route to cheer on the athletes.
BRANDON — It was a heady week for The Brandon Reporter as the staff of three made their way to the Statehouse in Montpelier for a special and humbling occasion.
State Reps. Butch Shaw of Pittsford and Steve Carr of Brandon sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 309, which recognized The Reporter’s winning five editorial and three advertising awards in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, which were presented in February.
This past Saturday morning the dogs and I went for our usual morning walk, along Buttolph Drive, left through the Memorial Sports Center parking lot and out toward the grass of the Middlebury Recreation Park.
If things are quiet — meaning no other dogs lurking — I often let them off their leashes, and they run around in circles and wrestle for a minute or two.
"Are you a dog person or a cat person?”
I hate that question. There are days when I don’t even consider myself a people person. Why bring pets into it?
Anyway, there is only one acceptable answer. While there are certainly people who prefer cats over dogs, we all know that it’s social suicide to admit it.
If you say you’re a dog person, people trust you.
The story in the Addison Independent (April 10, 2014) under the headline “Uncertain future seen for shorelands, water quality bills” explains why the waters of Vermont are polluted and unlikely to improve.