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July 19th, 2012
VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday, July 17, unanimously approved new rules for use of the city green for religious displays and special events, a policy that sets a specific application process and timeline for placement of such features as the longstanding Christian nativity scene.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Eric W. Turco, 21, of Rutland, on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Windham County for impersonating a public officer.
Police made the arrest after receiving a report of two men and a woman entering an office suite at the Marble Works alleging they were bail bondsmen. Police said one of the men allegedly tried to show a photo from his cell phone.
Police said they positively identified Turco by his fingerprints and, after arresting him, took him to the Marble Valley Correctional Center.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) will start the 2012-2013 academic year with 25 new faces, including a substantially revamped central office that will soon be led by a new superintendent.
New central office hires include Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Development Carol Fenimore; Business Manager Laura Nassau; Linda Darrow, coordinator of early childhood services; Jason LaMora, director of technology; and Susan English, associate director of student services.
ADDISON — Snake Mountain was host to many unfamiliar visitors on Monday afternoon. Two dozen foreign and American students hiked up the mountain’s slope, many students of whom had a mere 48 hours earlier been on the other side of the Pacific Ocean en-route to a three-week study-trip to Vermont.
These 25 high school students traveled thousands of miles to participate in the nonprofit, educational program Green Across the Pacific.
CORNWALL — Miles off the main road in Cornwall one morning in early July, a crowd of dairy farmers from around the country examined the Brown Swiss cows at Butterwick Farm.
All were attendees at the Brown Swiss Association National Convention, held at Shelburne Farms from July 4 to 7. John and Lisa Roberts, owners of Butterwick Farm, welcomed the visitors to their farm to get a taste of dairy farming in the Green Mountain State.
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VERMONT — Amidst the thick muck and agricultural destruction at the University of Vermont’s Borderview Farm in Alburgh last September, walked a seemingly unlikely pair: UVM agronomist Heather Darby and Bobcat Café and Brewery brew master Mark Magiera.
For several years, the two have been studying hops together. And as they strolled through the UVM hop, barley and wheat farm, they couldn’t help but think about the many farmers who were reeling from the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene.
MIDDLEBURY — The Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) has assembled a new program that will assist police across the county in dealing with complaints involving people who are emotionally distraught or suffering from mental illness.