March 10th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Nancy Valko was tired of living in the prison that Lou Gehrig’s Disease had made of her once vibrant body.
So on a sunny April 19, 2009, the former Middlebury resident took one last wheelchair ride through her favorite park, had a piece of berry pie, bade farewell to her beloved friends and family, and went out into her backyard to draw her last breath.
NEW YORK — On March 2, Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger showed up on television screens across the nation as a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
MIDDLEBURY — Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) directors believe they have just the right, spicy recipe to trigger a much-needed spring thaw: the Third Annual Middlebury Winter Carnival and Chili Festival, an event expected to draw upwards of 3,000 people to downtown Middlebury this Saturday.
BRIDPORT — Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster has decided to prosecute Tracy M. Stone, 36, of Bridport for reckless endangerment and simple assault in connection with the accidental shooting of Bridport resident Peter Damone last Aug. 13.
Vermont State Police Det.-Sgt. Robert Patten, lead investigator in the case, confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon as the Addison Independentwent to press. Fenster could not be immediately reached for comment.
MIDDLEBURY — This Tuesday, people in countries across the world joined together on bridges, standing symbolically with women at the war-torn border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The events, organized by Women for Women International, were held in observation of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in support of peace and an end to violence against women in Rwanda, the DRC, and across the world.
NEW HAVEN — Beeman Elementary School kicked off its annual community service projects this past Friday with kindergarten through sixth-grade students collaborating on eight projects that will span the course of March under the theme “Kids Helping Kids, Seniors and Beeman.”
Teachers, community members and a group of Middlebury College mentors all volunteered their time to help with the projects.
KIDS HELPING KIDS
VERGENNES — A Vergennes man faces multiple charges after an airborne early-morning accident on Saturday that Vergennes police said totaled three vehicles, including a car and a minivan parked at Denecker Chevrolet on North Main Street as well as the driver’s car, and badly damaged another car on the lot.
MIDDLEBURY — The next new business that could bolster the Vermont brand nationwide is focused on curbing obesity, is connected with the University of Vermont, is based in Middlebury and is directed and managed by Middlebury resident Krista Conley Lincoln.
The business, Vtrim Online Solutions, opened in early February in Middlebury’s industrial park off Exchange Street. It markets to businesses a weight management program developed by UVM.