November 29th, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — Officials at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) are trying to recruit some more elves for Santa in the run-up to Christmas.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday tabled a decision on whether to advance the community’s updated town plan to a final vote in wake of a new, proposed tweak in language and the absence of two board members.
The board was scheduled to decide whether to close the public hearing phase on the document and then move on to a ratification vote to Tuesday, Dec. 12; or call for another public hearing to entertain any new substantive changes.
BRISTOL — A tragic one-car accident at the intersection of North Street and Park Place in Bristol on Saturday evening claimed the life of an 86-year-old pedestrian, Ann Roscoe of Bristol.
Bristol police responded to the scene at approximately 5:51 p.m. on Nov. 24. Roscoe was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, where she died later that evening, according to a press release from the Bristol Police Department.
Ashley Nancollas, 19, of Bristol, was operating the car. No charges have been filed.
BRISTOL — Organizers of a proposed Addison County Dental Center have applied for $300,000 in Vermont Community Development Program funds to equip a new facility that would provide dental care to people of all income levels in a new office in the Bristol Works industrial park off Pine Street.
“If we get the grant, we know we will be able to go forward and it will be full speed ahead,” said Peg Martin, a leader of the Addison County Dental Center effort.
MIDDLEBURY — The Jackson Gallery will be filled with art and fine crafts once again through the holiday season. Honoring the fifth year of this annual show, an invitation went out to all previous exhibitors. Twenty-seven regional artists will be presenting work in a wide variety of media. All have been recognized for their individual approaches to style, design and image, making this exhibit a true celebration of local talent.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Union High School team made most of the local boys’ soccer headlines, and for good reason: The Tigers had a dream season, earning the top seed in Division I and winning two playoff games before finishing with a 14-2 record.
ADDISON COUNTY — Despite uncooperative weather and inconsistent reports about the presence of deer, the number of bucks taken to Addison County’s weigh stations during the just-concluded 16-day rifle season ended up being the second-highest since 2003.
That year marked the last season before the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife adopted new rules banning rifle hunters from shooting at bucks with fewer than three antler points.
Walking around the track at Middlebury College one day last summer, I ran into my friend Jon Cormier of Bristol, or more accurately, he ran by me. He was kind enough to stop and chat with me for a while, at my pace.
Turns out he was training for a race, and not a local fun run, but the “Vermont 50” at Mt. Ascutney in September. That’s a 50-mile race, up and down and around the mountain, with 9,000 feet of climbing over its route.