September 10th, 2012
On opinion and front pages of papers across the country, reporters and columnists alike declared that the slow rate of jobs being added to the economy continues to be a dagger in the heart of President Barack Obama’s campaign for reelection. True enough. After all the hoopla and feel-good campaigning at last week’s National Democratic Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
MIDDLEBURY — In a Friday clash between two veteran high school boys’ soccer teams with high hopes for 2012, host Middlebury topped visiting Vergennes, 2-0, in the opening round of the Tigers’ annual J.P. Carrara and Sons tournament.
Playing on Fucile Field, the Tigers got a goal in each half, one from sophomore Calder Birdsey and one from senior Akeem Pottinger, and limited the Commodores to three shots on senior goalie David Burt.
On my 70th birthday, I paused to tell myself that life begins at 70 and then continued on life’s way unperturbed, with the same prospect that I had before of life with no apparent end, full of expectation and the hope of achievement. It has been my good fortune not to be disappointed; the last decade has been the most productive in my life in ways that I could scarcely have imagined or foreseen.
Editor's note: Mitt Romney accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the 2012 presidential election on August 30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. Prepared remarks via www.mittromney.com.
Editor's note: President Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the 2012 presidential election last night at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. Transcript via www.whitehouse.gov.
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MRS. OBAMA: I am so thrilled and so honored and so proud to introduce the love of my life, the father of our two girls, and the President of the United States of America -- Barack Obama. (Applause.)
UPDATED: Spraying times announced.
WHITING/BRANDON — Vermont Department of Health officials this morning said that lightning and poor visibility made it impossible for them to fully complete the mosquito aerial spraying operation in Brandon and Whiting on Thursday evening.
Spraying of the pesticide Anvil 10+10 will continue tonight between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Officials hope to complete all spraying tonight.
BRISTOL — With an apparent rise in drug crime and burglaries in Bristol, and the police department understaffed and strapped for resources, residents on Bristol’s Maple Street are coming together to form a neighborhood watch group.
The first planning meeting was held last Thursday at Living Well Residential Care, which is spearheading the effort to form a watch group.
MIDDLEBURY — It is a homecoming of sorts when Avis Warren Butler dines at her favorite local restaurant.
That’s because Butler was born and raised at 26 Seymour St., which happens to be the address of Fire & Ice Restaurant.
Butler, who now lives in Bristol, returned “home” on Aug. 24 for what she thought would be a fairly low-key 90th birthday luncheon.
But it didn’t turn out that way.