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October 13th, 2016
VERMONT — Fall marks the time when Vermont’s snakes may travel long distances to return to their den sites for the winter. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking people to keep an eye out for snakes while driving to avoid running them over and also to report any snake they see while out and about. These sightings will help to document the distribution of different snake species in Vermont.
BURLINGTON — Senior Vice President Dan Dubonnet, a Starksboro resident, will assume additional responsibilities for Hall Communications, following the passing of Executive Vice President Bill Baldwin, earlier this past month, Hall Communications President Arthur J. Rowbotham and Chairman of the Board Bonnie Hall Rowbotham announced.
The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series welcomes back the Gramophone Award-winning Belcea Quartet for their fifth concert on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. The program will include Schubert’s Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Brahms’s Quartet in A Minor, and Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden.” This is the first chamber music concert of the year, get excited!
ADDISON COUNTY — Local candidates vying in contested elections for Addison County’s seats in the Vermont House and Senate have accumulated some healthy campaign war chests — particularly in the Addison-4 House district, where Progressive/Democrat Mari Cordes of Lincoln has raised a whopping $19,037.
One analogy for the Republican Party’s response to the release of Donald Trump’s taped 2005 remarks detailing his intent to commit adultery via crude sexual assault comes from the world of sports — the NFL, to be exact.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials on Tuesday outlined a new project timetable for replacing the two rail bridges in downtown Middlebury, a schedule that calls for work to span four years, but confine the most disruptive, detour-laden construction to a 10-week period from June to August of 2019.
I learned something about myself last week: Water — or, more specifically, my glass water bottle — means a lot to me. Growing older is just one self-discovery after another, isn’t it?
I wasn’t always a big water drinker. But a decade or two ago, when certain corporations figured out that gullible consumers would pay for free water if it were sold in plastic bottles, I was like, “Hey, I’m a gullible consumer. Here’s my money.” I was hooked.
SHOREHAM — “A farmer is always trying to figure out how to be independent,” said Shoreham orchardist Bill Suhr.
For Suhr, co-owner with wife, Andrea Scott, of Champlain Orchards, the foundation of that independence rests on sustainable energy.