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November 25th, 2014
WASHINGTON — Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.
FERRISBURGH — About $1,000 of cash was stolen from the Route 7 Dakin Farms store in Ferrisburgh on Monday evening, Vermont State Police said.
According to a VSP press release, the thief or thieves broke into the building through a back door at about 6 p.m., about an hour after the store’s closing time.
VSP responded to the Dakin Farm business at about 7 p.m. and began investigating the crime.
As you put together a dinner plan for this Thanksgiving, perhaps you’re looking for something to add a little variety to the traditional holiday meal, or ways to eat healthy food while supporting good environmental practices. How about adding insects to the menu? Along with crackers and cheese, grasshopper fritters make excellent appetizers. Or consider adding sautéed crickets and greens as a side to your potatoes, turkey and gravy. What about cricket flour fruitcake instead of the typical pumpkin pie?
VERGENNES — A high-tech manufacturing company in Vergennes shared in $6.3 million in loans announced by the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) for economic development projects totaling over $16.5 million throughout Vermont. The authority projected the loans should create more than 100 new jobs throughout Vermont within three years of completion of the financed projects.
VERGENNES — Nine students were inducted into the Otter Valley Chapter of the National Honor Society at Vergennes Union High School on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The traditional candlelight induction ceremony was attended by parents, relatives, friends of inductees, teachers, administrators and school board members.
MIDDLEBURY — These were difficult times for Frank “Sandy” Rose and his family. His longtime spouse, Anne, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years prior, and it was heartbreaking to see her memory and physical well-being fade.
“She got progressively worse,” recalled Rose, who now lives at the Residence at Otter Creek in Middlebury.
Editor’s note: Henry Wilmer, 69, of Lincoln, is a retired school teacher and former member of the Lincoln School Board. He offered this insight into the dying process.
ADDISON COUNTY — With the thermometer now consistently dipping below the freezing mark, Addison County residents of limited means have been firing up their furnaces and wood stoves with the hope that they won’t run out of fuel before the end of the winter. And various state and local organizations are offering programs to make sure frigid temperatures don’t claim any victims during the frigid months ahead.