Archive - Oct 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Tyler J. Scherer, 22, of New Haven for driving under the influence, following a stop for speeding on Court Street on Friday, Sept. 30. Police said they measured Scherer’s blood-alcohol content at 0.186 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Gave court diversion paperwork to a youth found to have been drinking alcohol on Middlebury College campus on Sept. 26.
Our garden has had a tough year. Between heavy spring rains, Tropical Storm Irene, powdery mildew, and our local groundhog, keeping the garden going has been a challenge (though we have been rewarded with a great deal of cucumbers). Here in East Middlebury, we narrowly avoided a frost in late September, but the end of the growing season is very close. The first hard freeze of the year is coming to Addison County.
Editor's note: Please don't try this at home.
This week, another installment of paddling in our backyard: Otter Creek Falls.
Whenever we slide into the water behind the restaurant there are a few patrons who shout off the porch.
“Do you know there’s a waterfall down there?” they say, gesticulating wildly.
“What?” I say. “Really? A waterfall? How tall?”
By coincidence, this year as the Jewish High Holidays approached I have been reading "Dead Man Walking," Sister Helen Prejean’s personal witness against the death penalty. Her account of her journey into the lives of death row inmates and their victims’ families is riveting. She quotes philosophers and criminal justice experts, cites statistics and Catholic doctrine to support her arguments for opposing the death penalty. But for me what is most timely and moving is her unrelenting focus on forgiveness, in Hebrew selichot.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Humane Society (ACHS) on Thursday will break ground on a major renovation-and-expansion project that will substantially increase the organization’s footprint at 236 Boardman St. in Middlebury.
BRANDON — A community-based music and arts center is planned for the last empty building at the former Brandon Training School.
Stephen and Edna Sutton, owners of Brandon Music, a classical music distribution and production company on Brandon’s Country Club Road, have bought Building K in Park Village with the intent of turning the long–empty, derelict building into a music and arts destination.
WEST ADDISON — Lee Kayhart had a recurring dream that helped sustain him through the trauma and self-doubt that had enveloped him after a farming accident took both his arms 27 years ago.
That dream was to ride a bicycle. It’s an activity that most folks take for granted, but which seemed like a veritable Everest for someone with no hands to clasp handlebars.
MIDDLEBURY — If there’s a lesson to be learned from Tropical Storm Irene, it’s that disaster makes for good stories. And not just news stories.
Middlebury-based Vermont Folklife Center is holding workshops across the state to help people record their personal memories from the flooding.
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