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August 22nd, 2016
BURLINGTON — Following new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nasal spray flu vaccine will not be available in the U.S. for the upcoming flu season. Instead, all flu vaccinations will be given as a standard shot.
VERGENNES— The Little City will host its 35th annual Vergennes Day on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.
The event kicks off on Friday evening with the Vergennes Arts Walk from 5-7 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7-10 p.m. Vergennes Day, hosted and sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, is a celebration of city and community and can be enjoyed by all ages. Full details of the event and a schedule of activities are available at www.vergennesday.com.
BRISTOL — Bristol nature writer and environmental activist John Elder will read from his new book, “Picking Up the Flute: A Memoir Through Music,” this coming Thursday, Aug. 25, at Lawrence Memorial Library. The free reading will begin at 7 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Bristol Gateway Players and by Vermont Family Forests.
The Ripton Community Coffee House, a nonprofit community concert series, welcomes the folk duo The Bombadils at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Ripton Community House in Ripton.
ADDISON COUNTY — More than 6,000 hunters applied for a Vermont moose-hunting permit this year. Of those 6,212 hopefuls, 12 Addison County residents can now get ready for what the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife calls “the hunt of a lifetime.”
This month, their names were among the 160 drawn in the department’s lottery awarding Vermont’s 25 archery season and 135 rifle season permits. In a second round, an additional five permits were awarded in VFW’s annual moose permit auction, which raises funds for environmental education.
The absurdity of today’s electorate teeters on the surreal. Trump supporters, in particular, defy rational thought: For much of the past year, they have sanctioned Trump’s outrageous statements, off-color remarks, racist and bigoted comments, and political positions that are often contrary to American principles — and then there is his obsessive compulsion to tell bald-faced lies, and repeat them over-and-over even when he knows they are untrue.
And yet, for many of these same Americans it is Democrat Hillary Clinton whom they believe is untrustworthy.
Dear Bristol Residents,
The Bristol Selectboard established a policy of “Pack In and Pack Out” for the Town Parks more than a year ago. This has been a long held practice of the State of Vermont and the Federal government for state and national parks. Most recently the Selectboard voted to remove the dog waste bags and dog waste container from the Town Green.