MIDDLEBURY — A hospital can be an intimidating and foreboding place for those who first cross the threshold looking for a sick loved one somewhere in a veritable honeycomb of rooms.
Porter Hospital is no impersonal honeycomb, but visitors can still be anxious — until they see Mary Baker. It is then that furrowed brows become less crinkled and destinations become more clear as Baker smiles reassuringly, issues a warm welcome and asks if she can help.
And she invariably can.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Democratic Committee voted overwhelmingly on Monday to endorse Don Keeler as sheriff, a position the longtime deputy has held on an acting basis since the death of Sheriff James Coons on April 16.
The Democrats’ voice vote appears to leave the road wide open for Keeler to secure the appointment, expected to be made by Gov. Peter Shumlin. The Addison County Republican Committee had previously endorsed Keeler.
BURLINGTON — After the No. 2 Vergennes Union High School baseball team made it through a rocky first inning in their Division II semifinal win over No. 6 Otter Valley, winning pitcher Charlie Stapleford described the Commodores as resilient.
Fortunately for the Commodores, that description proved to the prophetic.
In Saturday’s D-II final at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field, VUHS, trailed, 3-0, after one inning against No. 13 Missisquoi — and ace pitcher Matt St. Amour.