May 2nd, 2016
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel at the April 26 city council meeting praised his department’s work over the past year at its annual awards ceremony while singling out two members for honors and also recognizing one citizen and the city’s public works department.
Merkel presented a pin to Detective Sgt. Jason Ouellette for what he called “outstanding narcotics investigation” efforts.
MIDDLEBURY — The second annual “Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride” slated for Monday, May 2, has been called off because of rainy weather.
The event, organized by Middlebury Safe Routes, raises money for a scholarship fund in honor of Boe, a Middlebury resident who was killed after being struck by a car while cycling in Weybridge on April 14, 2015.
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, May 2, a survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan, and the grandson of the man who ordered the attack will appear together at a talk at Middlebury College.
Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima survivor and a Hiroshima Maiden, and Clifton Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman, will discuss the moral and political consequences of the events that ended World War II.
The event, called “Responsibility, Reconciliation, and the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Energy Committee will be presenting the 2016 Sustainability Expo on Saturday, May 14, at Middlebury Union Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sustainability Expo builds on the success of the previous 2015 Sustainable Living Expo, which was attended by over 500 residents and local businesspeople.
Editor’s note: Middlebury College recently decided to allow faculty and staff to bring their dogs to offices on campus. Here is the letter from college President Laurie L. Patton announcing the new policy.
Dear Middlebury Friends,
I write to share news of a pilot project that several members of the community have proposed and which we will be launching this coming September.
MIDDLEBURY — What do pastels, rooftops and Middlebury College have in common? For Montreal-based artist Susanne Strater, this combination is intrinsic to her signature work. After earning her bachelor’s degree in geography and mathematics at Middlebury College, attending grad school and working in computer mapping, Strater’s initial love of geography inspired her ultimate vocation as artist.
ADDISON COUNTY — Last year more than 21,000 Vermonters in all 255 municipalities helped to pick up more than 200 tons of trash statewide for the 2015 Green Up Day.
In Addison County, volunteers from Addison through Whiting helped pick up more than 20 tons of trash, including 302 tires; 29 computers, CD players and televisions; 10 appliances; three propane cylinders and one oil filter, according to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s trash tally.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Adult Learning, at 282 Boardman St. in Middlebury, is offering three free classes for adults. Two of the classes teach computer basics, and one is for people who are learning the English language.
The classes are: