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October 15th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College hosts the live performance event “Cocoon,” inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Six handpicked storytellers will tell a diverse range of stories around the theme “Roots.” The audience is invited to a reception with the storytellers after the show.
When I think of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, I usually have in mind more coastal areas. All but one of my previous visits to Washington or Oregon have been to the western side of the Cascade Mountains: to Seattle, Portland, the Willamette Valley, or to some little city along the Oregon coast.
MIDDLEBURY — Laurie Patton stood before a microphone on a stage in front of Old Chapel on the Middlebury College on Sunday morning bathed in applause.
“Hello, Middlebury!” the newly minted president of the 215-year-old institution warmly greeted her cheering audience.
And thus began — officially, the tenure of Middlebury College’s 17th president.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/13 OV vs. Mt. Anthony 2-0
10/14 Mt. Abe at CVU
10/14 S. Burlington at MUHS
10/12 OV vs. Bellows Falls 3-0
10/13 OV vs. Windsor 2-1
10/14 Mt. Abe at VUHS
10/14 Missisquoi at MUHS
10/13 MUHS vs. Missisquoi 4-0
In a letter to the editor in this issue, AARP state director Greg Marchildon responds to a guest editorial in Monday’s Addison Independent that accuses Marchildon of opposing Vermont Gas Systems’ natural gas pipeline to Middlebury so he can use it as a fundraising ploy to boost membership.
“Mr. Marchildon’s position is anything but consistent, or practical,” the editorial said. “In fact, it’s a naked ploy to do little else other than fundraising fodder for AARP.”
MIDDLEBURY — A messy water main break in Court Square in downtown Middlebury on Monday morning that snarled traffic for much of the day was followed on Wednesday by a second water main break just a block away that caused a second, though smaller, bottleneck for cars and trucks.
“It certainly is unusual to have two so close together,” said Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsey, of the water main breaks.
I awoke today and found
Frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky
And gobbled summer down
–Joni Mitchell, “Urge for Going”
The firewood truck came yesterday. A cord of the sweetest smelling maple and oak and even some birch, from the venerable A. Johnson operation.