September 17th, 2015
I worry that Vermont’s industrial-scale dairy farmers (“Manure pit sparks debate in town and beyond,” Sept. 7) will reap a bitter harvest if they don’t exercise the simple, old-fashioned neighborliness that has always been a hallmark of life in rural Vermont.
This week’s writer is Lincoln resident Henry Wilmer, 70, who is a retired schoolteacher and former member of the Lincoln School Board.
In the airport the other day I saw an old man doddering toward terminal D and clearly hoping that a golf cart taxi would come by soon. His steps were so tentative I wondered if he was afraid of tripping on the floor joints. He was bent like a tree shaped by a longtime prevailing wind. Any empathy I might have had lay well hidden behind a silent reproach: He should have kept himself in better shape.
Regarding the recent article on the proposed mediation for the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU), I feel that I need some clarification.
In the article it was stated that Superintendent David Adams could not be reached for comment because he was on vacation. This during what is arguably the most important time during the school year, when teachers, staff, students and parents are all getting their feet on the ground for the new school year. Seriously?
I am writing in support of definitely continuing the Diversified Occupations program at Hannaford Career Center.
I am in total agreement with Peter Ryersbach and Clifford Bell that the D.O. program has been very successful in educating students, involving the community and using appropriate tools to further student success. This program is a “gem.” It has produced many successful, happy, motivated students who are now working and living in our community and are considered a valuable part of it.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 8 cited a man already in Vermont State Police custody for the recent theft of a Mac laptop computer from a North Maple Street residence.
City police said VSP found the laptop in a backpack owned by Devan J. Corliss, 23, who they described as homeless and already in the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility after VSP had arrested him for another offense. VSP recognized the computer as similar to one city police had reported as stolen and contacted them.
ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of Sept. 1 Vermont State Police looked into a theft complaint at Kampersville in Salisbury. State police met with one of the campground owners, who told the troopers that a woman whose family had stayed on the grounds for 11 days had paid for her stay with bad checks.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited James G. Wisnowski, 57, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, third offense, on Sept. 7 after stopping him on Court Street on a report of a person driving erratically.
Police said they measured Wisnowski’s blood-alcohol content at 0.374 percent, which is more than four times the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: