Archive - Aug 25, 2011
My legs nearly gave out before I reached the smoldering lines of fire, but I hurdled the first, then the second, with every ounce of strength I had remaining. That done, I plunged into the muddy, sour-smelling pond and made for the barbed wire that was all that stood between me and the finish line.
Let’s be clear here: Under normal circumstances I can run a 5K without my legs giving out, my lungs exploding, or my entire body aching for the next two days.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported that several vehicles recently have been broken into during daylight hours at popular hiking, swimming and other recreation locations in the county, resulting in damage to vehicles and items being stolen. Troopers urged people to lock their vehicles with their windows up, and leave all valuables at home when planning to be at these locations for any period of time.
MIDDLEBURY — This fall at Middlebury College’s Alumni Stadium, three Panther football assistant coaches will be applying lessons they say they learned a little bit to the east at Middlebury Union High School’s Doc Collins Field, home of the football Tigers.
Panther Head Football Coach Bob Ritter has six paid assistants. When 2002 MUHS graduate Shem Johnston-Bloom signed on this summer as Ritter’s recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach, that meant half of those aides are former MUHS football standouts.
MIDDLEBURY — It was but one stitch in a 20-foot-by-30.5-foot piece of fabric, but Kristen Farrell of Monkton savored the moment as her fingers eased the thread into place.
With one stroke of her hand, Farrell had brought the National 9/11 Flag — and her own heart — closer to repair.
Each morning I take pen to paper and jot down a brief but action-packed piece of pure fantasy. This isn’t a writing exercise; it’s my daily to-do list.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Andrew R. Brown, 40, of Middlebury for domestic assault after an incident at a Water Street residence on Aug. 21. Police said Brown was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Porter Hospital officials with an out-of-control patient on Aug. 16.
There was a time when the promise of air travel was exciting to me. Those days are long gone; any remnant of enthusiasm came to an end 10 years ago this September. Still, despite the hassles of modern day flight, business trips to the right places do occasionally offer an excuse to do some fishing.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles focusing on the changing role of information technology in various sectors.