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September 28th, 2015
A year and a half ago, I stood up before Vermonters and devoted my State of the State address to speaking about the opiate and heroin crisis affecting our state. Despite our best efforts since, this is not a battle we are winning. Now the Food and Drug Administration is recklessly making the problem worse with its decision to approve OxyContin for use by children as young as 11 years old.
I’m writing to thank all the people who stopped to help me when my car went off the road in Monkton on Sept. 10.
Unfortunately, I was so disoriented immediately following the accident that I may not recognize those who stopped to help if I see you again. Please know I’m very appreciative.
Kate Armstrong of the Vermont State Police was a standout in the execution of her duties. Many thanks.
Stephanie C. Victoria
Photographs that teach me to see the world in new ways, poems that delve into places I’ve rarely gone, sports writing that electrifies and informs me, and now essays on “The Republic” by Victor Nuovo — what an amazing newspaper. I love it.
MIDDLEBURY — Some neighbors of the Middlebury State Airport are concerned about a local group’s proposal to include a “jet fuel delivery system” as part of a 120-foot-by-120-foot airplane hangar project at the state-owned facility.
Hearing that John Melanson is expanding on his business is very pleasing to me. I can remember when John and Carol were in our house discussing potential plans for their business, and they were dreaming big. Hopes included having a shop in downtown Middlebury and eventually opening a shop north or south of town where commuters could get their caffeine fix quick. Sound familiar? I know all this because Carol was my mother and I was living at home while attending college.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 15 referred to the U.S. Secret Service multiple reports of counterfeit bills being passed in the area.
City police said reports of phony bills included four $100s at the Monkton Road branch of People’s United Bank, a $50 at that bank’s North Maple Street branch, and two $100s at a People’s branch in another community.
Vergennes police said they also made sure high-ranking bank officials were aware of the issue.
In other incidents between Sept. 14 and 20, Vergennes police:
MIDDLEBURY — Close to 50 Addison County residents gathered in the Marquis Theater in Middlebury to watch a live simulcast of Pope Francis’ historic address to the U.S. Congress this past Thursday.
The local gathering to watch Francis, the first pope to address Congress, was sponsored by the interfaith Middlebury Area Clergy Association.