Archive - Jul 22, 2013
WEYBRIDGE — Former Weybridge Town Clerk Karen Brisson asked for forgiveness from the many whose bond of trust she broke by embezzling more than $400,000 in taxpayers’ funds over six years, a crime for which she was sentenced to two years in prison on July 18 by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss.
“All of the suffering and pain I am going through is self-inflicted. That doesn’t make it less painful,” Brisson told those present during her sentencing proceeding in federal court in Rutland.
ADDISON COUNTY — Chuck Arel, 68, smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for most of his life after starting when he was 14.
On Nov. 26, 2012, after several failed attempts at quitting, he smoked his last cigarette.
“I knew it wasn’t healthy. I knew for a long time that smoking wasn’t good for anybody,” the Vergennes resident said. “But it’s not an easy habit to quit.”
Arel developed emphysema, and until quitting he had a chronic cough at night.
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FERRISBURGH — Ten area students will be participating in a whale of a project at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) this winter.
MIDDLEBURY — Jim McWilliam wakes up every morning eager to start work at his job as executive director of The Lodge at Otter Creek, one of Middlebury’s two major retirement communities.
And McWilliam doesn’t have very far to travel to get to work. He lives at the Lodge, a development that just marked its fifth birthday and is ramping up occupancy as the economy continues to chug out of a lengthy recession.
A woman’s whole world gets flipped upside down when she finds she is pregnant. Aside from the obvious physiological changes in her body, she also faces mood change following a swing in hormones, plus new stresses and concerns about what is to come.
Even with a strong partner and other support systems, women can often feel alone in the process and uneasy about how to cope.
BRISTOL — A major restructuring of the Mount Abraham Union Middle School is in the works for the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, and school officials are seeking community members to form an advisory board as the changes are developed and implemented.