Archive - Sep 8, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Area actors will take to the Town Hall Theater stage this Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10, in a Civil War-era play drawn directly from the experiences of the people who lived through it.
RUTLAND — A female member of the Otter Valley Union High School cross-country team was attacked before a Marble Valley League race that was scheduled for this past Tuesday at Rutland’s Giorgetti Park.
According to a Rutland Heraldaccount, police said the girl, who they did not identify, was treated at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after she ran from the woods bleeding from her head.
OVUHS Principal Jim Avery said the student — he also declined to identify her — was back in school on Wednesday.
VERMONT — In response to the wreckage caused by Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont agencies and legislators this week released a deluge of information, warnings and guidelines surrounding safety precautions, cleanup methods and rebuilding efforts. Here’s a roundup:
Believe it or not, we reporters are asked from time to time if we are ever going to write a book. I personally take such inquiries as compliments — unless of course they come from a friend or wisecracking family member who adds, “You might as well write a book, you’re already doing a great job with fiction right now.”
But if I were going to write a book with the prospect of making a buck or two, I’m not sure I would delve into the fiction genre.
The real money seems to be in college textbooks.
So goes the refrain of schoolchildren everywhere as summer vacation drags on. Hearing it from my 12-year-old in recent weeks, I realized I hadn’t said those words in years. When did I stop being bored?
When I grew up, I guess.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Brandon woman got a scare Monday morning when the car she was driving on Route 7 in Salisbury struck a black bear.
Vermont State Police reported that on Labor Day at around 8:30 a.m., Dawn Marie Nicholson, 41, was driving a 1995 Dodge Intrepid northbound on Route 7 at 50-55 mph when a black bear ran in front of her from the east running west. The Intrepid collided with the bear in the northbound lane. The trooper described the road condition as wet.
The Burlington City Council, which as one member notes “normally can’t decide on which side the sun will rise,” has unanimously decided to make it official: People from Quebec are welcome in Vermont.
It hardly seems that the Quebecois need encouragement, judging by the number of Quebec plates in the parking garage of the Burlington airport.
For the moment, Gov. Peter Shumlin is chief consoler for those most directly affected by Tropical Storm Irene’s flooding, cheerleader to boost the state’s important tourism economy, and primary care doctor — treating as many ailments as possible as he goes town-to-town.
In each of these meetings he reassures community members that the state and federal governments are working as quickly as they can to get things back to normal, and then he offers a few words of hope and inspiration.