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September 8th, 2014
VERGENNES — Local law enforcement, health care and social service officials turned out in force in Vergennes on Sept. 3 to plan new strategies for stemming the alarming flow, and use, of heroin and other opiates in Addison County.
The meeting was billed as a follow-up to last spring’s “summit on opiate addiction” called by Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has made the topic a prime focus of his administration.
MIDDLEBURY — An ad hoc committee is now taking a close look at space needs within Middlebury’s increasingly cramped Ilsley Public Library, a review that might culminate in a proposal to renovate or expand the stately Main Street structure.
MIDDLEBURY — With about 10 days before what’s expected to be the largest climate march in human history, a panel of local experts on global warming will provide Vermonters with an update on the status of climate change this Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury. Admission is free.
Rhythmic motion captivates as it soothes — a group of dancers twirling in time with the music or the wind rippling through a field of uncut hay.
And in the garden motion always delights — as a host of swallowtail butterflies swarm over the spring lilacs, or a flock of cedar waxwings swoop in to feast on the ripening crabapples.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team on Saturday shrugged off a slow start, several early mistakes and a second-half monsoon to defeat visiting Winooski, 28-8.
The 2-0 Eagles are tied for first place in Division II with 2013 finalists Woodstock and Mill River.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The Middlebury Union High School football team improved to 2-0 by thumping host Hartford on Friday night, 34-14. The Hurricanes dropped to 1-1.
The Tigers’ win sets up a home matchup this Friday of early-season Division I unbeatens: Colchester, also 2-0, visits Doc Collins Field at 7 p.m. The Lakers have posted wins over South Burlington and Champlain Valley.
BRISTOL — Sister Lucy Kurien, founder and director of Maher, will give a free talk at the WalkOver Gallery this Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Chai and cookies will be served.
Maher is an NGO based in Pune, India, serving four Indian states. Maher’s primary purpose is to provide shelter and care to women in crisis. Maher also has children’s homes, homes for women with disabilities, homes for elderly women, and a home for men with physical and mental disabilities.
FAIRFAX – The Otter Valley Union High School football team outscored host BFA-Fairfax by 20-7 in Saturday’s second half to come away with a 54-42 Division III victory. The result left both teams at 1-1.
A key sequence came with OV leading, 48-42, late in the game, but Fairfax driving for a potential tying or go-ahead score. OV defender Derek Bassette picked off a Bullet pass deep in Otter turf, and soon afterward OV running back Carson Leary ran 90 yards for the clinching touchdown.