February 17th, 2011
MONTPELIER — Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes was recovering well on Wednesday from surgery just hours after suffering what his wife, Eileen, called a “major heart attack” at his hotel in Montpelier on Tuesday evening.
“He sounded like his old self today,” Eileen Clark said during a brief phone conversation on Wednesday as the Addison Independent went to press.
MIDDLEBURY — It was August 2008 — deep in the heart of bike-riding, lawn-mowing season — when Goshen resident Dick Conrad found himself completely immobile. Almost overnight, his immune system had mistakenly attacked the nerves in his body, a result of the very rare Guillain-Barre syndrome.
After two-and-a-half years of rehabilitation, Conrad is relieved to count himself among the healthy again. But one need only step into Carol’s Hungry Mind Café in Middlebury to see that Conrad stayed busy even during his recovery period.
BOSTON — The Addison County Independent won nine awards — including the top award for publications its size — at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s annual competition held in Boston this past weekend. The Independent’s sister paper, the Brandon Reporter, also earned two awards, including a first-place nod.
SHOREHAM — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials are targeting President’s Day for the reopening of so-called Bridge No. 2, which spans the Lemon Fair River on Route 74 near the Cornwall-Shoreham town line.
On Monday morning VTrans officials closed one lane of Bridge No. 2 after discovering a large hole in the concrete deck of the steel-beam span, erected back in 1939. Officials closed the 182-foot-long bridge to all traffic later in the day.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment has conditionally approved a plan for a 10,650-square-foot Dollar General store at the intersection of Monkton Road and Route 7. The site lies across the state highway from the new solar farm, and across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet.
His name rhymes with “block” — and that’s what he does.
Andrew Locke is the stalwart 6’10” senior center for the Middlebury College basketball team, which is enjoying great success again this year. The Panthers have won 21 games against a single loss, and have earned a ranking in the top five NCAA Division III teams in the country.