Archive - Dec 2011
For years, I’ve spoken out against shopping on Black Friday. But this year, for the first time, I almost joined the wild, deal-grabbing crowds.
I’m not opposed to Black Friday in theory. On the contrary; I can think of no better way to kick off a joyful Christmas season than by abandoning all goodwill toward others in the shameless and maniacal pursuit of cheap material goods. I just prefer to celebrate the day after Thanksgiving the way our Founding Fathers intended it, by lying around all day eating leftovers and napping.
As a photojournalist I don’t really fit the mold. Compared to other shooters out there I am pretty laid back and quiet. I try not to get in anybody’s way (sorry if I have ever been in your way) and, please don’t tell my boss, I am not always willing to do anything to get “the shot.”
Oops. There they go again.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, were notified that during the previous night someone had shot with a firearm several mailboxes on Meehan Road in Bristol.
A full-size, white truck was seen in this residential area at the time of the gunshots. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the VSP at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, VSP:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a suspected domestic violence case involving a woman that was being treated for injuries at Porter Hospital on Nov. 22.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report that someone drove off from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street without paying for $50.44 in gas on Nov. 21.
I admit it felt crazy getting up at midnight to drive through the night in order to be fishing at dawn on the Salmon River, a tributary of Lake Ontario in western New York. But the opportunity to catch Great Lakes steelhead will do that to a person. And besides, if it was crazy, I was not alone in my craziness.
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On the day before Thanksgiving, I awoke to see about what I expected to see outside - a couple of inches of wet snow.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School officials are hoping students will get off to a running start with their classes beginning on Monday, Dec. 5, thanks to the launch of a voluntary “Zero Hour” fitness program aimed at getting participants healthier and in a better mindset for learning.
Zero Hour is the brainchild of the MUHS Coordinated School Health Team, and is based on the premise that working out can lift people’s moods, sharpen their minds, improve their self-esteem, and help them get ready to learn.