Archive - Apr 2011 - Page
MIDDLEBURY — The newest act to perform at Middlebury’s 51 Main plays some down-and-dirty rock ’n roll, but let’s just say all three members lead pretty clean lives.
No one in the band drinks or smokes. None of the three has thrown an amp out of a hotel room window. In fact, all of them pretty much have a prescribed bedtime, rehearse at a local church and need to be driven to gigs by their parents.
MIDDLEBURY — Some 75 administrators, teachers, foodservice workers and students gathered at Middlebury Union High School on April 5 to discuss the burgeoning movement that is bringing local foods into schools across the county.
The second annual Stone Soup Summit, put on by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), aimed to spread information, ideas and experiences on all angles of the farm-to-school effort — from composting to funding to incorporating local food education into the curriculum.
VERMONT — A bill currently making its way through the legislature would allow Rural Vermont to resume raw milk processing classes halted by the state in February.
Some call them uninvited guests, interlopers, opportunists, ne’er-do-wells, even weeds. Earnest gardeners work hard at banishing these trespassers from vegetable beds, pulling them in fall and spring, evicting them when they pop up during the summer.
Many American independents voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because they thought he was the smartest Democrat available. They put him in office. Given what we were facing in the aftermath of the incredibly profligate and counterproductive Bush presidency, smarts were what were needed.
Many voters figured he was smart enough to successfully lead the Democrats against what was bound to be a single-minded, ruthless Republican onslaught intent on retaking power in Washington.
BRANDON — After a hard-fought, scoreless first-quarter on Friday, the visiting Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team began to earn the edge in play in the second quarter, and took a 3-1 halftime lead over Otter Valley.
In the second half, that edge became decisive as the Eagles bounced back from an 11-goal loss in their opener earlier last week to pull away for a 15-2 victory.
Eagle senior middie Myles McGowan said the sharper ball control the Eagles displayed as the game progressed bodes will for the rest of their season.
MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to Middlebury voters’ recent approval of two, $3 million bond issues, area residents will see utility improvements, ditching and repaving on several local roads this spring and summer.
BRISTOL — Students at Mount Abraham Union High School rolled up their sleeves, picked up their hoes, and got their hands dirty in the school garden last week. Overseen by volunteer Walter O’Donoghue, who runs the Mount Abe garden, a team of ninth-graders on Thursday turned the soil in the beds and began seeding a wide range of crops from spring lettuce and radishes to summer tomatoes and peppers to leeks and winter squash.