July 22nd, 2010
BRISTOL — Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” tells the tale of identical twins, both named Antipholus, and their respective identical twin slaves, both named Dromio. Antipholus of Syracuse and his slave Dromio of Syracuse travel to the ancient city of Ephesus to find their long lost brothers, from whom they were separated at birth. When the two sets of twins are reunited, it sparks a comic series of arrests and false accusations brought about by the constant mistaking of one brother for another.
Congressman Peter Welch will almost certainly be re-elected to a third term in November. Like many incumbent House members, Welch has built up a strong political organization with the financial resources to match. Welch’s campaign has already raised more than $1 million. His campaign bank account is 100 times larger than that of any of the three Republicans seeking the congressional nomination in the Aug. 24 primary.
ADDISON — People traveling by the site of the former Champlain Bridge have been noticing the beginnings of work on a new span, though it appears area laborers will have limited participation in the almost $70 million project.
VERGENNES — After hearing a pitch on Tuesday from Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes board member Bill Benton, Vergennes aldermen agreed to talk further with club officials about selling or leasing land near the city’s recreation area on which the club could build a youth center.
PANTON — Vergennes-Panton Water District officials are hoping for a better turnout at their next pre-vote public meeting on a $5.1 million proposal to upgrade the district’s 37-year-old Adams Ferry Road water treatment plant in Panton, a project that could more than double rates for a typical household.
BRISTOL — Organizers of Bristol’s annual Three Day Stampede, a fund-raiser for cystic fibrosis research, announced a few weeks ago that they’ve raised over $1 million in their 20 years of fund-raising.
But that doesn’t mean they’re going to let up on their efforts. This year’s event kicks off Friday at 8 a.m. and will last until Sunday evening.
Imagine if you could be transported to a place where, amid balmy midsummer greenery, you could sit in the warm lingering twilight and listen, for free, to live performances of your favorite music. Imagine if also there for the listening were performances of other genres of soulful music that you might otherwise never hear — Québecois reels, Les Paul-style jazz, African worldbeat.
One of my favorite summer outdoor pastimes is hiking to the various alpine ponds along Vermont’s Long Trail. These overnight trips combine my enjoyment of backpacking and my passion for fishing, while providing almost enough exercise to burn off the copious quantities of trail food I consume on the hike.