ADDISON COUNTY — The final count of deer reported to Addison County weigh stations during the 2013 rifle season came in at 421, up by 16, or about 4 percent, from 2012.
However, taking into account the drop in deer taken during Youth Hunting Weekend, the total not counting bow and muzzleloader seasons is almost exactly the same for 2013 and 2012.
Young hunters took 109 deer during Youth Hunting Weekend this year and 124 in 2012.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team picked up a tie and a loss on Friday and Saturday at Plattsburgh State University in the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout. The 3-1-2 Panthers, ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division III last week, play on the road this coming weekend.
This past Saturday, the Panthers suffered their first loss of the season, falling in the Shootout championship to Plattsburgh, 3-1. The third-ranked Cardinals remained unbeaten at 8-0-1.
Recently, Middlebury’s Town Offices and Recreation Facilities Steering Committee formed a Communications sub-committee that will focus on public outreach activities related to the project. The sub-committee will:
• Respond to inquiries from the public and publish a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the project page of the town’s website;
• Publish a series of nine newspaper columns dealing with different aspects of the project;
The issue of whether to install security cameras in area schools tiptoes along a blurred line separating school safety and student privacy. It’s a current topic of debate at the UD-3 board concerning the Middlebury Union High School and, soon, the Middlebury Union Middle School.
I encourage the folks in Vergennes to vote in favor of the proposed natural gas pipeline on Dec. 10. This pipeline will present an opportunity for the residents of the city to get clean, reliable, safe and inexpensive fuel to heat their homes and businesses. Any opportunity to reduce the cost of living in this area is desirable for any and all who live here.
My husband Mark and I have finally settled on the best way to do our Christmas shopping: separately. We used to think that because we enjoyed spending time together, Christmas shopping as a couple would be fun.
You see, only one of us likes to shop.
One of the endless saws one hears is that things were better in the good old days. When were these good old days? Back when men bound other men in chains, women were something less than second-class citizens, human lives were short and brutish and the best one could hope for was a death that was relatively quick? Those good old days?
What’s apparent in the quandary over where to locate a new recreational facility in Middlebury is that neither site is perfect, nor would any site likely be.