September 30th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — In area boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Otter Valley and Vergennes each came up short.
Mount Abraham (7-0) and Middlebury (1-7) were idle. The Tigers play at Rice, Milton and Missisquoi this week, while the Eagles host Rice on Monday, VUHS on Wednesday, and Missisquoi on Friday.
Here’s a quick recap of the looming federal government shutdown and why it’s unique.
At midnight Monday, Oct. 1, non-essential parts of the U.S. government will be shut down. Of the nation’s two million federal workers, about 40 percent (800,000) will be furloughed for an unknown amount of time. About 1.4 million active duty military personnel will remain on the job, but most civilians working in the Defense Department face furloughs.
Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven held its first annual Harvest Festival Sept. 22. Staff photographer Trent Campbell snapped these photos.
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HANCOCK — A Bristol man riding in a cement truck was killed when the truck overturned on Route 125 in Hancock Wednesday afternoon. The driver was seriously injured.
Vermont State Police reported that Jason Barton, 35, of Winooski was driving a cement mixer truck eastbound on Route 125 around 1:20 p.m. on Sept. 25, with 45-year-old Michael Thompson of Bristol as a passenger. The mixer was loaded with concrete on the way to a job site.
MIDDLEBURY — The man accused in a string of burglaries committed in Addison County earlier this year faced additional charges in Vermont Superior Court’s Criminal Division in Middlebury on Wednesday and was denied bail.
MIDDLEBURY — Several local organizations coordinated this summer to honor Levi Duclos, the New Haven teen who died on a Ripton trail in January 2012, by rerouting a section of trail to make it more accessible to hikers.
Members of the Green Mountain Club, the Long Trail Patrol, the U.S. Forest Service and other organizations repaired the Abbey Pond Trail in Middlebury, which is within the Green Mountain National Forest.
ADDISON COUNTY — State officials have spent almost three years tuning up Vermont Health Connect (VHC), a new insurance marketplace designed to make sure all Vermonters have access to “quality, affordable” health care coverage.
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, many Vermonters and small businesses will start taking the new system — triggered by the federal Affordable Care Act — for a test drive.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students this past Friday dedicated their ninth annual Peace One Day rally to the late Rep. Greg Clark, a city resident and teacher at Mount Abraham who they said was a strong backer of their annual rally for harmony at school, in homes and in the community as well as around the world.