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August 2nd, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the debate over gun control again simmering in the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, the three members of Vermont’s Congressional delegation reiterated their beliefs that individual states should maintain their ability to shape their own firearm laws.
MONKTON — Eastern philosophy and spiritual healing may be foreign concepts to most, but they have been the central practice for many years at the ToDo Institute in Monkton.
BRISTOL — Rainy weather on July 26 threatened the success of this year’s Three Day Stampede, Bristol’s annual major event to raise money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, but the rain cleared up for the start of Friday’s lawn sale and stayed clear through the weekend, allowing organizers to raise more than $100,000 to fight the disease.
Organizer Bonita Bedard said that amount was on par with 2011, and she was thrilled with this year’s turnout, despite the worries about the weather.
NEW HAVEN — Imagine spending five days in Italy, talking about food and agriculture with hundreds of other people from all over the world.
In October, that’s just what Elizabeth Frank, Hugo Lara and Emilie “Savitri” McDonald will be doing.
CASTLETON — The Addison County American Legion baseball team fell short of its ultimate goal when Essex eliminated AC from the state championship tournament on Sunday, 11-1, but the local nine enjoyed a strong summer.
AC won twice at the state tournament after earning the No. 2 seed in the Northern Division with a 12-4 record, in the process erasing some of the sting of the team’s 2011 tournament performance — AC lost twice and was the first squad ousted.
MIDDLEBURY — The Festival on-the-Green capped what organizers said was one of its finest seasons, attracting big crowds who took in 17 great acts amid picture-perfect weather for its 34th annual run on Middlebury’s village green.
“Everything fell so nicely into place this year,” said Festival Secretary Pat Boera, who has helped lead the weeklong entertainment ritual since its debut in 1978.
“I can’t believe how we lucked out with the weather.”
What to do on a summer’s day is not really a problem for me. Just my list of outdoor projects around the house could keep me busy for weeks. I need to get my trailer hitched up and haul the cut-and-split firewood stacked on lumber trails around the property, so I can get it under a shed roof before snowfall.
Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary reported at the Lincoln General Store at 6:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The culprit(s) first tried to get into the business through a rear door, but ultimately gained access through a window, according to the store owner. Once inside, the thieves stole an unspecified amount of cash and cigarettes, according to police. Anyone with information on the crime should contact Vermont State Police at 388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info, or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.