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July 9th, 2012
FERRISBURGH — After 11 months, the full-price buyer for a 34.9-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A owned by the town of Ferrisburgh has walked away from the deal.
Selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said on July 3 that Montpelier’s Eastern Development Corp. informed the town in writing before a June 30 deadline that it wished to terminate the $375,000 deal it first signed with Ferrisburgh on Aug. 1, 2011.
BRISTOL — For seventh-generation Vermonter Shawn May, becoming a new physician assistant (PA) at Bristol’s Mountain Health Center recently was a move that tied his life’s pursuits together.
BURLINGTON — Participants at a conference on sustainable agriculture in Burlington last Thursday were adamant about the need for change. University of Vermont Interim President John Bramley set the scene for the “Necessary [r]evolution for Sustainable Food Systems” conference.
Several teams representing local businesses and organizations competed on July 4 in the annual Great Outhouse Race in Bristol.
Independent photos/Trent Campbell
BRISTOL — Bristol police on July 5 arrested two Monkton men and charged them with armed robbery after they allegedly forced their way into a Bristol nursing home and made off with narcotics on July 4.
Police arrested Timothy J. Boardman, 42, and Alec T. Morse, 20.
Authorities allege that the two suspects, armed with tire irons, grabbed an employee as she was leaving the Living Well Care Home on Maple Street at around 10 p.m. and forced her to re-enter the facility.
Once inside, Boardman and Morse allegedly demanded drugs and cash from the home.
Crowds turned out to see the sights and hear the sounds of the Bristol Fourth of July parade on Wednesday morning. If you missed the celebration, check out our slideshow here!
Photos by Trent Campbell
Proper watering of tomatoes, controlling slugs, and rejuvenating spring annuals are some of the gardening activities for this month.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Only 17, Hunter Bates already knows the importance of balance in his life. An honor roll student at Middlebury Union High School, Bates is also an accomplished racecar driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and hopes one day to compete on the professional NASCAR circuit.
Bates said his good grades reflect his racing mindset.
“To do well I need to be in the zone. I need to have that determination to go to the front and win,” he said.