October 14th, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Recent arrests of dairy farmworkers by federal authorities has led to accusations that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is targeting migrant laborers who are leaders in the farmworker movement for detention. ICE maintains that it is simply carrying out federal law.
Addison County farmworker Miguel Alcudia, 23, remains in ICE custody in the Strafford County House of Corrections in Dover, N.H., and is awaiting a bail hearing, following his Sept. 22 arrest in Vergennes.
OK, so Beth Marr might not be a chef by training, but she’s been in the food and service industry for over 25 years. Plus she’s originally from Louisiana so she’s got some of that southern hospitality in her blood. But working in food service can test even the best of the best.
Most of us know the story of Macbeth: Ambitious Scottish war hero heeds the prophecy of witches, and the urging of his wife, assassinates the king in cold blood and unravels in spectacular fashion.
“We all know how it’s going to come out,” says Melissa Lourie, who’s directing the Middlebury Actors Workshop production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, which opens at Town Hall Theater next Thursday, Oct. 20. “So, what’s going to keep us on the edge of our seats?”
VERGENNES — The American Legion Auxiliary 14 in Vergennes will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Costume Dance Party! The Costume Karaoke Dance party with DJ Amanda Rock is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. It will be followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
COLCHESTER — The Vermont Press Association is sponsoring “Debate Sunday” to allow voters a chance to hear the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Michael’s College.
All candidates for the three statewide offices are invited to the event, which is being held in conjunction with the St. Michael’s College Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts Department.
Each debate is planned for 90 minutes in the McCarthy Arts Center.
STARKSBORO — The annual ham dinner of the Starksboro Village Meeting House Society will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Route 116 in Starksboro village. The menu features delicious baked ham, vegetables (mashed potatoes, winter squash, and coleslaw), homemade baked beans, rolls, a wide variety of homemade pies baked by some of Starksboro’s best pie makers, and beverages.