June 13th, 2011
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard spoke with the Bristol Rescue Squad about improving the emergency response system at their Monday, June 6, meeting and entertained summer issues ranging from the hours of the farmers’ market to liquor licenses for this weekend’s music and street festival, Pocock Rocks.
NEW HAVEN — The town of New Haven will receive an $8,500 federal grant to help pay for replacement of a platform lift at the town hall.
The old lift inside the New Haven Town Hall has been broken for awhile, which is a problem when people who have mobility problems want to attend town meetings, said former Selectman Lowell Nottingham, who has been leading the project.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury-based cidermaker Green Mountain Beverage (GMB) is suing a former employee whom it alleges stole company secrets for use in the making of his own brand of hard cider.
BRANDON — Want to get away without leaving Brandon? Lindy Brown has just the thing — reflexology.
This ancient art and science of manipulating the foot to stimulate different parts of the body and release tension has been around since ancient Egypt, and now it’s here in Brandon. A former pharmacy technician and LPN, Brown apprenticed with Middlebury Reflexologist Katherine Windham after hearing her speak at a women’s club meeting in her hometown of Orwell.
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BRISTOL — After 39 years educating students — eight years in Enosburg Falls as assistant principal, guidance counselor and psychology teacher followed by 31 at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School teaching a range of history and humanities classes — Jim Ross will retire this month.
The teacher who helped start girls’ soccer teams at both Enosburg and Mount Abe and has seen students dedicate their yearbooks to him five times is scheduled to give his fifth and likely final graduation speech on Saturday at the class of 2011’s request.
MIDDLEBURY/BRISTOL — When Michelle Dwire dropped out of high school in the beginning of her junior year, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life. She was 17 and pregnant, and finishing high school was not her top priority.
“I never really thought about getting my high school diploma,” said Dwire, a Bristol resident. “I didn’t really think it was that important.”