July 30th, 2015
CORNWALL — As visitors looked out over the broad plain of the Lemon Fair River off West Street in Cornwall on Tuesday, they could see a lazy river meandering through hay fields. Longtime Cornwall resident and Waterfowl Advisory Committee member Lawrence Pyne said he could easily recall a much wetter scene.
NEW HAVEN — Among the new features at the 68th annual Addison County Fair & Field Days next week will be a small item that many visitors won’t even see — a new, more complex ticket.
After a rash of fraudulent tickets cost the nonprofit that runs the fair almost $12,000 last year, organizers have taken steps to make sure it never happens again.
ORWELL / WEYBRIDGE — This week, 4-H youngsters around Addison County are busy washing, combing, clipping, currying and all-around grooming their animals and working on their own showmanship skills in preparation for the upcoming Addison County Fair and Field Days, Aug. 4–8.
FERRISBURGH — Managers of the four area restaurants founded by the late Michel Mahé confirmed that the businesses will continue to remain open and operate as usual during this difficult period following his death.
Mahé, 50, died suddenly of natural causes at his Ferrisburgh home last Tuesday, July 21. A public service in his memory is slated for 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte.
BRISTOL — The Tour de Farms is one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours and is set in Addison County’s rolling farmlands — voted New England’s best biking by Yankee magazine. Over 3,000 people have ridden the tour over the last 7 years in Shoreham and Orwell.
ADDISON COUNTY — Twenty-one people attended the United Methodist Action Reach Out Mission by Youth (UMARMY) July 5-11. Youth did yard work, painted and built one handicap ramp for low-income seniors in the Springfield area.
“I see Jesus in you,” said one of the people we served. “You are such a blessing to us,” said the husband of the woman with multiple sclerosis who would need the brand new ramp soon. The ramp team and the rest of the camp became very close to the couple receiving the ramp. It was hard to say goodbye.
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police have charged an Essex man in the theft of a car from a Bristol residence on Tuesday, July 28. Authorities recovered the vehicle on Wednesday, July 29, in New Jersey.
Police have cited Matthew Coppola, 24, who is currently being held in Essex County, N.J., for lack of $30,000 bail, according to police. Coppola will be extradited to Vermont in the future to answer to further charges, police said.
VERMONT — Vermont Fish & Wildlife on Aug. 1 will reopen the cliffs closed to hiking and access earlier this spring to protect nesting peregrine falcons.