SALISBURY — The Middlebury Union High School community is mourning the death of 9th-grader Walter “TJ” Duncanson IV, who took his own life on Dec. 26. He was 14.
MIDDLEBURY — A Ripton man on Tuesday told a court that he did not steal prescription drugs from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in a Sunday evening robbery of the Middlebury store.
Michael Maheu, 40, pleaded innocent in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony count of larceny from a person, in connection with the Dec. 28 robbery. He faces up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $500 if convicted.
VERGENNES — The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services is planning to seek Public Service Board approval for a 500-kilowatt solar farm on state-owned land in Vergennes, according to local officials and state documents.
WEYBRIDGE — Around 20 Weybridge and New Haven firefighters responded to a blaze Monday morning that destroyed a horse barn at 1572 Quaker Village Road.
Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 9 a.m., according to Weybridge Fire Chief Bill Sinks. By then the barn was fully involved.
“There was nothing we could really do to save the building,” Sinks said of the roughly 30-foot-by-40-foot structure. He identified the owner as Cindy Strate.
RIPTON — Susan Hanson of Ripton, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, former director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, and member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been awarded the Association of American Geographers’2015 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geographyfor her intellectual breakthroughs in geography.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several Middlebury College neuroscience undergraduate students are involved with teaching interested students at local high schools in a major way.
As far back as my memory reaches, my family has created ambitious cards. Usually, there’s some sort of pun, an elaborately staged photo or nonsensical farce. And that’s just on the outside.
I didn’t have enough going on over Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s, so I decided to paint a 16-foot-long mural on one of the walls in the yoga studio. Really, I would have preferred to do this at any other time, but this is just how things worked out. Actually, I wasn’t planning on painting the mural myself at all. I pictured myself more in the role of a benevolent overlord, saying encouraging things, like “Wow, it’s really coming along beautifully!” Or, “Maybe a little more green down at this end?”