Archive - Sep 2011
ADDISON COUNTY — Things got a little hairy for first responders who came to the aid of a driver and his passengers after the SUV they were in left the road in Lincoln and crashed last Wednesday afternoon.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School on Saturday surprised its former drivers’ education teacher, coach, groundskeeper and athletic director Roland Guyette — still a tireless contributor to the school 11 years after his formal retirement — by naming its athletics fields after him.
LINCOLN — Bestselling author Chris Bohjalian of Lincoln always goes to great lengths in researching background for his books, whether it be midwifery, domestic violence or interracial adoption.
Looking ahead to the presidential election in 2012, it’s difficult for many of us in Vermont to believe that any of the Republican candidates we’ve seen so far have a message Americans want to follow. President Obama, while taking a beating in national polls right now, still stands a good chance of being re-elected — right?
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury police and fire departments responded to a report of a man stranded in rushing water below the Otter Creek Falls on Sunday, Sept. 25.
MIDDLEBURY — One team is improving, and the other, while talented, remains shorthanded.
The first time the two met came on Sept. 13, when the host Vergennes Union High School soccer team — that would be the shorthanded group — broke open a close game in the second half and dealt Middlebury a 4-0 setback.
The second time came on Tuesday, when the improving Tigers held the fort, dodged a couple second-half bullets, and scored early in overtime to avenge that loss, 1-0.
John Castle uses a sports analogy to explain the beginning of school this year for him and the schools and communities he serves:
“When I was captain of the football team at Middlebury College in my senior year, I was injured in the second game, and missed the next three games.
“I was devastated and set my mind to ‘recovery’ so I could continue to play. I wanted to come back as quickly as I possibly could. Often you don’t appreciate something ’til it’s lost.