BURLINGTON — One-year-old Emmett did not flinch or cry when his nurse pricked a big toe to take a small sample of blood to test for the presence of lead. The Health Department recommends the routine blood lead screening test for all children at age 1 and again at age 2.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will ask the Vermont Environmental Court to further explain some of the provisions in its Oct. 18 decision on a controversial gravel pit proposal in town.
The board held a special session Oct. 28 to review and discuss a decision by Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin to grant approval for the long-proposed Lathrop gravel pit.
MIDDLEBURY — A quick quiz on Middlebury history:
• Who were Samuel Sheather Phelps and his son Edward J. Phelps?
• What makes 89 Main St. in Middlebury, the home of the Counseling Service of Addison County’s adult clinical services, historically significant?
S.S. and E.J. Phelps are, for most, not household names like the town’s distinguished founders and promoters — Painter, Chipman, Storrs and Battell.
MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos has announced that his second biennial “Got Transparency?” Tour will start on Nov. 4. He will visit 10 towns across the state to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees, citizens serving on local government boards and the general public.
The final stop is at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
VERMONT — Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham remembers the finish line in Hong Kong. In a stunning upset, the United States Dragon Boat team she was a part of flew over the finish line ahead of the Australians — the world champions and favorites for the race — in the next lane.
“Our boats drifted after we crossed the finish line and everybody stopped,” she said. “The whole Australian boat — all 22 heads just whipped and they stared at us like, ‘Who are they? What’s a Vermont?’”
BRISTOL — A Mexican food truck business that its owners say sells only authentic cuisine has moved into a space on Bristol’s Main Street.
Taco Truck All Stars, operated by Adam and Charlotte Hineman of Bristol, also hopes to add a deli that will offer what they call genuine Mexican products. The couple hopes the deli, called Bristol Mexican Market, will be open soon.
The Hinemans said they believe there is a lack of authentic Mexican cuisine in Addison County and Vermont.
BRISTOL — The No. 1-seed Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team struck for two early goals vs. visiting No. 4 Rice in Tuesday’s Division II semifinal, and then after surrendering a first-half score put the clamps on defensively to win, 2-1.
As a result, the Eagles (16-1) advanced to the D-II final for the first time since 2004, when Mount Abraham defeated Montpelier in triple overtime for the program’s only championship.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/30 #2 Mt. Abe vs. #7 Harwood ........ 1-0
10/29 #3 Milton vs. #15 MUHS................ 4-2