September 15th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — In a busy stretch at Ralph Myhre Golf Course, the course hosted a Ladies Member-Member or Member-Friend tournament on Saturday and the 37th annual Gordie Perine Alumni Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, as well as last week’s usual Thursday afternoon Bill Davidson Men’s Golf and Friday Night Mixer events.
When our oldest daughter was just a baby, we lived for a time in Sevilla, Spain.
At the south end of our postage stamp-size apartment was a single window. And just outside that window and across the street were the walls of the Alcazar, a Moorish palace whose oldest walls date to the 9th century.
Our dishwasher has been acting up lately. One day, it works fine. The next day, about halfway through doing whatever it does (all the while making a sound like a 737 taking off), it goes silent, offering nothing by way of explanation beyond the “clean” light flashing endlessly off and on.
I know nothing about dishwashers, but I do know about the Internet. And the Internet said the flashing light means the dishwasher thinks the water isn’t hot enough. So it quits.
The water is plenty hot. The dishwasher is being a diva.
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.
During his lifetime, Spinoza was vilified as an atheist. A century and a half later, he was celebrated as someone whose thought is the supreme expression of theism, as a “God intoxicated” thinker. Which is true?
To begin with, we should note that Spinoza equated God and Nature. In doing this, was it his intention to exalt Nature or to diminish God?
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued several citations to a Weybridge man and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility after a Saturday evening incident in which they allege he was less than cooperative and less than sober.
Police cited Patrick R. Coyle, 41, for disorderly conduct, assault on an officer with bodily fluids, resisting arrest and unlawful mischief.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are asking people to be in the lookout for the driver of a black Subaru Outback with a yellow New York license plate, who allegedly asked a 13-year-old boy if he wanted to get into his car on Seymour Street on Sept. 5.
The driver is described as a white man in his 30s, with a slim build, brown hair, with a goatee beard. He was wearing a white T-shirt, police said.
Anyone with information on this case should call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
We have been very fortunate over the last eight years to have Senator Claire Ayer representing us in the State Senate. In her four terms, Senator Ayer has been an effective advocate for all of us, and on both health care and fiscal issues, Senator Ayer has been a legislative leader. Chairing the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, she has championed health care reforms — always with an eye to making health care more accessible and affordable for the public.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police jailed a Bridport man last week for allegedly hitting someone with a gun.
On Sept. 6 at around 4 p.m., troopers responded to a report of an assault off Market Road in Bridport. After a short investigation they determined that 28-year-old Ramon Veneroso had used the handle of a handgun to assault another member of the household.
After several days of searching for Veneroso, state police located him in Bridport on Sept. 9.