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Here's a provocative idea that makes total common sense, and yet it’ll float about as well as a bunch of lead balloons.
Tim Bouton, emergency response planner for the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, was talking in general about what has been learned in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene (and before), including the general premise that roads, and some villages, should not be located in flood plains.
RUTLAND — The days of sorting paper from plastic are over, at least in the recycling bins of Casella Waste Systems customers in Southern Vermont.
Casella unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, zero-sort recycling facility in Rutland on Nov. 18 with much fanfare. Gov. Peter Shumlin was the headliner at the grand opening attended by over 200 area business leaders, local and state officials and Casella employees.
I admit it felt crazy getting up at midnight to drive through the night in order to be fishing at dawn on the Salmon River, a tributary of Lake Ontario in western New York. But the opportunity to catch Great Lakes steelhead will do that to a person. And besides, if it was crazy, I was not alone in my craziness.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a suspected domestic violence case involving a woman that was being treated for injuries at Porter Hospital on Nov. 22.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report that someone drove off from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street without paying for $50.44 in gas on Nov. 21.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, were notified that during the previous night someone had shot with a firearm several mailboxes on Meehan Road in Bristol.
A full-size, white truck was seen in this residential area at the time of the gunshots. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the VSP at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, VSP:
Oops. There they go again.
As a photojournalist I don’t really fit the mold. Compared to other shooters out there I am pretty laid back and quiet. I try not to get in anybody’s way (sorry if I have ever been in your way) and, please don’t tell my boss, I am not always willing to do anything to get “the shot.”
For years, I’ve spoken out against shopping on Black Friday. But this year, for the first time, I almost joined the wild, deal-grabbing crowds.
I’m not opposed to Black Friday in theory. On the contrary; I can think of no better way to kick off a joyful Christmas season than by abandoning all goodwill toward others in the shameless and maniacal pursuit of cheap material goods. I just prefer to celebrate the day after Thanksgiving the way our Founding Fathers intended it, by lying around all day eating leftovers and napping.