July 28th, 2016
It happened. After two years of resisting my husband’s pleas, I gave in: I started golfing with him.
The things we do for love.
NEW HAVEN — Megan Stearns is in mid-air. Her back leg is straight, toe pointed, and her front leg is outstretched, hurtling her body toward the ground.
Stearns is a ballerina — she’s danced her entire life — but she’s used to landing on a dance studio’s solid wood floor. Now, in this fraction of a second, while she floats several feet from the Earth, she’ll have to prepare herself to land on an uneven, unknown surface.
The atmosphere was tense in this country following the highly publicized killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by police officers earlier this month. It became dramatically more so when a young Afghan War veteran decided to retaliate by killing five police officers with a sniper rifle in Dallas, Texas.
Issues that are this politically charged are frustrating to talk about because both sides tend to speak past one another. “Black lives matter.” “No. All lives matter.” “Do they really, though?”
Although the general election is almost four months away, the opponents of free speech are ramping up their activities.
I am supporting Valerie Mullin in her bid to win one of the two seats that Addison District-4 has in the Vermont House of Representatives. Twice in the last month, her yard signs have been stolen from the bottom of my driveway. The last incident happened on the night of July 22. As a result of this brazen act of intolerance and thievery, the police have been notified.
MONTPELIER— The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The primary use of the fishing access areas is for launching and retrieving motorboats.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department maintains more than 180 developed fishing access areas on lakes and rivers throughout the state. These areas have allowed uses determined by law, and swimming is not one of them.
This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who wrote this in coordination with the Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction. DeBoer, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at Counseling Service of Addison County.
MIDDLEBURY — For the thirteenth year in a row, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will provide fare-free rides for visitors to Addison County Fair and Field Days. This fare-free service will operate Aug. 9-13 and is sponsored by Champlain Valley Equipment.