Archive - Jun 27, 2013
ADDISON — On Sept. 19, 2009, college sweethearts Cheri Franklin and Scott Petrin tied the knot. While they were fulfilling their dreams of marriage, another plan was also falling into place: They had recently reached an agreement in principle to buy the West Addison General Store from Cheri’s parents, Dana and Lorraine Franklin.
MIDDLEBURY — The Better Middlebury Partnership honored Nancy Malcolm as Outstanding Citizen and recognized the Rikert Nordic Center as Outstanding Business at the organization’s annual meeting Tuesday night at the Middlebury Inn.
The U.S. Census recently released 2012 population estimates for Vermont and its 14 counties. Vermont’s statewide population grew by only 270 people between the April 1, 2010, census and the July 2012 estimate. However, the statewide number conceals important regional differences. The four counties in northwestern Vermont — Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Lamoille — grew by 2,922 people, while the remaining 10 counties lost a total of 2,652 people.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Police on Friday honored, among many others, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, Detective Corporal Christopher Campbell of the New Haven barracks, and New Haven barracks commander Lt. Gary Genova.
At the agency’s annual awards and promotion ceremony at the Statehouse, Merkel received one of several VSP “Director’s Awards.” According to a VSP release, Merkel was recognized for his “leadership and efforts to combat drug distribution and abuse” throughout Addison County.
There’s an old saying that you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
It comes to mind now that Middlebury College has offered two interconnected gifts to the town. To simplify the terms, these gifts come in the form of most of the money to build a new municipal building and gym, while also paving the way for an appealing transition between Main Street and the Marble Works.
Those steps would, at an apparently affordable cost to Middlebury taxpayers, substantially improve downtown Middlebury, its recreational facilities and its town offices.
Something’s gotta give, right? A young family with kids can’t possibly do all the things that tug at them: jobs, school, kids’ school, kids’ sports, kids’ lessons, friends, housework, yardwork, cars breaking down, the roof leaking. …
Does a state of triage sound accurate? Some things get done, some go on hold, and some get thrown overboard.
Too often, I fear, family dinner — preparing and eating the evening meal together — goes overboard.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week cited three people for drug-related offenses, one for sale and possession of heroin, one for sale of heroin, and one for driving under the influence, test refusal for drugs, an incident during which police allege they found empty heroin bags in the suspects’ car.
ADDISON COUNTY — On Sunday afternoon Vermont State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 17 in Addison. Police said Newton C. Pereira, 56, of Brookeville, Md., was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide eastbound on Route 17 in Addison at a little after 4 p.m. when he attempted to negotiate a sharp left curve in heavy rain and lost control of the bike. The motorcycle and its rider slid approximately 200 feet before coming to rest.