Archive - Oct 13, 2011
BRISTOL — Since Bristol’s Five Town Health Alliance (5THA) discovered it would not get funding this year for a Federally Qualified Health Center, or FQHC, it has waited patiently for federal reviewers to return its application score with their critiques.
BRISTOL — The U.S. military marked its 10th year of war in Afghanistan last Friday, and the Five Town Peace Coalition wasn’t prepared to let anyone passing through Bristol’s Main Street forget it.
MIDDLEBURY — This weekend the sport of quidditch will come home to Middlebury, where the game was first played by non-wizard humans seven years ago. On Sunday beginning at 9 a.m., with Mead Chapel’s bells ringing the theme from the Harry Potter movies, caped college students will kick off a full day of the wizarding game.
Gov. Shumlin and Vermont’s Democratic legislative majorities do not need to be overly concerned about re-election in 2012. However, they do face a major political risk next year: the impacts of Republican control of both the presidency and Congress on Vermont’s fiscal policy.
Two weeks ago the Addison Central Teen Center in Middlebury almost had to close for a routine board meeting. The number of volunteers is so low that the director wasn’t going to be able to staff the center during the board’s meeting he was to attend.
So when my fiancée Mairead, who regularly volunteers there, asked me to help out, I said, “Sure, why not?”
On the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan last Friday, a loyal group of protestors stood on the Bristol green for their weekly ritual — making a statement against war because they feel it’s important to not let this nation’s participation in that war go unchallenged.
The numbers from Tropical Storm Irene are slowly coming in, offering a fuller picture of the storm’s damage and the potential cost to the state and local communities. The challenge is to find the silver lining.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating the Saturday theft of a ceremonial Native American spearhead from the Bixby Library.
Police said a library employee discovered at about 1 p.m. on Saturday a glass display case in a second-story room had been damaged and the spearhead was missing.
Police are following at least one lead in the case, they said.
In other incidents between Oct. 3 and 9, Vergennes police: