July 30th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Step back, wind up and pitch those horseshoes because the pro tour is coming to town.
From August 24-26, a conglomeration of the greatest horseshoe pitchers on Earth will take to the clay courts at the Sodbuster Horseshoe Pitching Club on Case Street in Middlebury. Organized by Bristol resident and reigning world horseshoe champion Brian Simmons, the Green Mountain Challenge is one of six Horseshoe Pitching Pro Tour tournaments this year.
In assessing the two leading presidential candidates, Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama, a good place to identify their respective priorities is to consider their tax plans.
Those proposals, after all, represent how each candidate intends to finance the nation’s business, to balance the budget and, if possible, to whittle away at the national debt.
BRISTOL — At the beginning of this month, new Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent David Adams took hold of the ANeSU helm, replacing Evelyn Howard who held the position for 12 years.
Adams comes to ANeSU with more than 30 years of teaching and administrative experience. His wife, Judith Adams, is the assistant superintendent at Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union. The avid outdoorsman is currently renting a home in Huntington, and he has two daughters and three grandchildren.
VERMONT — Last Monday, 30 students and two teachers from China arrived in Vermont to experience a way of life and learning different from anything they’ve ever known — very different.
HUNTINGTON — “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is more than an old proverb for Amitava Biswas. It is literally the foundation of a new ultra-green home that he and his wife, Phetcharat Saelim, are building into the side of a hill in rustic Huntington.
MIDDLEBURY — On the Middlebury College campus, crews are hard at work on a number of summer construction projects.
FERRISBURGH — A Vergennes man was killed at a Ferrisburgh bonfire Friday night, and police have identified a Burlington man they arrested as the prime suspect.
On July 31, Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs will hold a public forum for concerned citizens to discuss drug and crime issues in Bristol. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, located on the west side of the town green just off of West Street. This meeting comes on the heels of several armed robberies this year, and what many citizens are calling an uptick in drug activity.