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Opera review by NANCY MAXWELL
Note to self regarding reviewing Opera Company of Middlebury’s production of “Eugene Onegin”: Do NOT gush. Note to self: Forget note to self.
VERMONT — As summer heats up and the growing season is in full swing, groups around Vermont are stepping up their activism on an agricultural issue that is stirring up controversy around the state and around the world: genetically modified crops.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have deliberately modified DNA — scientists insert genetic material from other species to create a modified organism with different hormones, proteins or chemicals meant to do anything from repel insects to withstanding certain climates.
SHOREHAM — Shoreham has just started searching for a new leader for its school.
Shoreham’s search comes in wake of Principal Heather Best’s recent announcement that she will step down this month to accept a teaching position at the Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon.
VERGENNES — A policy asking Vergennes residents and visitors not to use tobacco on the city green or at the city pool and recreation area is on hold.
At the Vergennes City Council’s May 28 meeting, two aldermen were not sure they supported such a policy for the city green, and two other aldermen were absent. As a result, the council tabled until June 11 a policy for both the green and the recreation area near Vergennes Union Elementary School.
CORNWALL — Two-time Vermont Spelling Bee winner Ronan Howlett of Cornwall notched a very respectable tie for 33rd place at the Scripps National Spelling Bee held last week at National Harbor, Md., outside Washington, D.C.
BRISTOL — Bristol police last week announced two high-profile arrests involving the sale of drugs in town.
First, police said that on May 23 they arrested Jill Ryea, 21, of Leicester and charged her with the sale of cocaine following an extensive joint operation with Vergennes police, Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.