June 4th, 2012
VERGENNES — Late one recent morning, Vergennes Union High School junior Ashley Stearns burst into Judy Wiger’s science classroom.
“I’m mad at you,” Stearns told Wiger. “I’m mad at you because you’re leaving.”
The two hugged, but Wiger told Stearns she couldn’t talk to her right then: Wiger had scheduled an interview to talk with a newspaper reporter about her retirement this month after three decades at VUHS.
BRISTOL — Last week, through a muggy, overcast haze, science teacher Gabe Hamilton and his sophomore Biology of Foods class diligently tended the Mount Abraham Union High School garden.
ADDISON COUNTY –– Many Addison County schools have gardens that supply food to their lunch programs and teach students about agriculture during the academic year.
However, over the summer vacation, when these gardens need the most care, students are at home.
Three local schools — Ferrisburgh Central School, Lincoln Community School and Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center — have figured out how to address this issue, with solutions ranging from committees to parent involvement to partnering with youth day camps.
MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has agreed to permanently outfit South Street with a series of traffic calming measures — including five crosswalks — in recognition of the growing number of vehicles the residential street is being asked to bear.
MONTPELIER — Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin told the Vermont Press Association that he remains committed to his campaign pledge to have more transparency in Vermont state government and hopes that a new Open Meeting law will be approved in the next legislative session.
Crowds turned out to watch the Champlain Bridge Grand Parade on May 19, but for some in the crowd, this wasn't the first time.
Art Clifford of Starksboro was just a boy in 1929, but he traveled over to Addison with his family to watch the festivities that opened up the first Champlain Bridge. He was one of the '29ers who attended this year, and he sat down with Robinson Elementary School students to chat about what life was like back in 1929.
My garden is no longer my own. I have a weeding partner early mornings, when the shadows are long and the air is cool. Annette, from Gaborone, Botswana, is the mother of our “host son,” Aubrey, who has been attending Middlebury College for the past four years. She arrived a week ago to witness his graduation.