September 2nd, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — State, federal and local officials converged on Middlebury on Thursday to celebrate the opening of Addison County’s newly built, $4.3-million public transportation hub.
CORNWALL — The Addison County Parent Child Center will hold its first annual Cornwall Cornchuck Tournament fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3-8 p.m. at the home of ACPCC board member Woody Jackson and his wife, Ingrid Jackson, in Cornwall.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials have given their preliminary nod to the sale of a small strip of town-owned land that would allow the Edgewater Gallery building at 1 Mill St. to expand to perhaps include a new restaurant.
VERGENNES — Repairs were under way in various sections of Vergennes Union High School as the school year began last Wednesday, and a series of heavy and unexpected rainstorms early last week wreaked havoc on several language classrooms.
“It overwhelmed the design of the temporary structure on the roof,” explained Co-principal Ed Webbley.
Webbley said he was unsure of the cost of the damage because VUHS is not responsible for the damage from the storm, which is covered by the construction company’s insurance.
Jim Andrews’ boots went splodge, splodge as he trudged along a waterlogged ditch in the mostly pathless Blueberry Hill Wildlife Management Area in the town of Ira on a hot July morning.
His gaze flicked from side to side, alert for the slightest movement. He was already wet to the knees from a thus far unsuccessful brookside hunt for the skittish spring salamander, a slimy amphibian colored the ugly pink of calves’ liver.
“What are we finding?” Andrews called to Cindy Sprague, a volunteer assistant from Huntington.
BANGOR, Maine — A grand jury in Bangor, Maine, last week indicted Jeffrey Parfitt, 26, of Middlebury, Vt., on one count of class B felony unlawful sexual contact.
MIDDLEBURY — Forth ’N Goal co-owner Dan McIntosh was talking about how much he enjoys 6 a.m. two-mile swims in Lake Dunmore along with other members of the Middlebury Muffintops swimming club.
It was so beautiful out there this past Wednesday, Dan said, he wanted to get his father and fellow Muffintop, Don McIntosh, to take a break and watch the mist drifting across the water.
“We were out there and the lake was like glass, and it was gorgeous,” said Dan, 48. “I stopped halfway just to look at the scenery.”
There’s a classic scene near the end of “The Big Lebowski” — the best bowling movie ever — where The Dude (Jeff Bridges) and Walter (John Goodman) stand on an ocean cliff. They’ve clambered out there to spread the cremated ashes of Donnie, their recently deceased friend and bowling partner.
But it’s windy out there. When Walter releases Donnie’s remains after a hilariously inappropriate soliloquy, the breeze blasts the ashes directly onto The Dude’s face — where they stick into a pasty mask.