August 11th, 2011
Once again Addison County Fair and Field Days is here and once again I did not win the Leona Thompson Bowl.
The Leona Thompson Bowl is, as everyone knows, the holy grail of Field Days awards, bestowed each year to an individual who proves herself to be an all-around ringer in pretty much every craft and foods category at the fair.
If you haven’t already been, get your rear in gear and get down to the 63rd Addison County Fair and Field Days for a taste of Addison County authenticity. Events started Tuesday and end this Saturday, Aug. 13.
BRISTOL — A feasibility study for a pedestrian path between Bristol’s downtown district and Lincoln Gap Road is coming to a close, and its findings don’t fare well for residents hoping to make the route safer for walkers, joggers and bike riders.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Winooski man was arraigned in Addison County District Court on Monday on charges relating to a series of thefts last month and a high-speed chase on Route 7.
Trooper Peter Dempsey reported that on July 15 at around 1:30 a.m. he saw a car speeding along Route 7 in Ferrisburgh near Stage Road, and when he tried to stop the car it accelerated south traveling at speeds in excess of 80 mph.
It’s summertime, and all I want to do is go swimming.
Say what you will about this year’s tough weather — a long winter followed by six weeks of bring-out-the-ark rain followed by drought — but it’s been a great summer for soaking one’s head.
It doesn’t get much better for lake lovers than Button Bay, Kingsland Bay and the Branbury Beach on Lake Dunmore. And for those who like to earn their swim, there’s always the hike up to Silver Lake.
CORNWALL — Leaders of the seven towns that make up the Addison Central Supervisory Union have set new 2011-2012 property tax rates that range from a 4.5-cent decrease in Middlebury to a 12-cent increase in Bridport.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Independent, which has a sister newspaper in Brandon and two others in Colchester and Essex, is slated to soon expand the family with another sister newspaper, this one based in Killington.
Addison Press Inc. owner Angelo Lynn announced this week that he and Royal Barnard, owner of The Mountain Timesof Killington, have signed a letter of intent for Lynn to purchase The Mountain Timesand its ancillary publications as of Sept. 1.
MIDDLEBURY — Whether it was the promise of warm and sunny weather, live music or ample wine, beer and cheese samples, people turned out in downtown Middlebury in droves on Saturday to attend the inaugural Midd Summer Festival.
According to event organizers, the celebration of Vermont products was a smashing success.