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August 30th, 2010
ADDISON COUNTY — At about 10 a.m. this Saturday, runners from Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high schools will toe the line at a cross-country meet at Keenan Farm in Charlotte, while soccer players from Vergennes and Mount Abe will kick off at two different sites.
Three hours later, the new cooperative Mount Abe and VUHS football program will debut, as will the other local elevens.
MIDDLEBURY — Town officials on Thursday released a construction update stating that traffic patterns in downtown Middlebury would be changing between Friday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 3, to accommodate the completion of the roundabout and related paving.
The update stated that College Street would undergo paving and painting work for parking spaces between Friday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 30.
Beans-soy, shell, filet, romano and borlotti
Beets-red & golden
Cabbage-green & red
Chard-Swiss & Sicilian
Herbs-basil, cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary, epazote, za’atar, lemongrass, lemon verbena
Onion-red, yellow & Spanish
Peppers-colored, green & hot
Potatoes-red, russets & Yukon gold
Summer squash-yellow & zucchini
Tomatoes-plum, slicers & heirloom
The second thing I noticed about the river was the incredible color of the stones beneath my feet. Though the dominant hues were various — dark and light shades of lavender, violet and magenta — there were also hues of green, blue, gray, yellow, red and brown. Most of the stones were solid colors, ranging in size from a pea or marble to the palm of my hand to a men’s size 15 workboot. But there were striped, mottled and speckled rocks as well.
CORRECTION: Sen. Peter Shumlin, D-Putney, received 41 votes in Ripton for the Aug. 24 Democrat primary for governor, not the mere four tallies reported in the Thursday, Aug. 26, edition of the Addison Independent. This means that Shumlin notched a total of 1,395 votes in Addison County, not the 1,356 previously reported. This total of 1,395 means that Shumlin was in fact the top vote-getter in the county, narrowly eclipsing Hartland Democrat Matt Dunne’s 1,372 tallies.
NEW HAVEN/STARKSBORO — Rep. Chris Bray, D-New Haven, and Starksboro Republican Mark Snelling finished on the losing end of their respective party’s primary races for lieutenant governor, but voters have likely not heard the last from the two candidates.
“For my first statewide race coming from a small town in Addison County, I’m pleased at how close I was,” Bray, a two-term House incumbent said in reaction to his loss, by 52 percent to 48 percent of the vote, to Rep. Steve Howard, D-Rutland City.
BRIDPORT — Sen. Harold Giard, D-Bridport, woke up Wednesday morning with a new lease on his political life after surviving a spirited challenge from East Middlebury resident Amy Sheldon in a close Democrat write-in campaign for state Senate.
Giard, a three-term incumbent, defeated Sheldon 845-757, based on write-in returns from the 23 Addison County towns and Brandon that make up the two-seat senatorial district.