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September 2nd, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — The start of classes this week at Mary Hogan Elementary signaled the beginning of a new leadership structure at the Middlebury school.
Longtime Principal Bonnie Bourne and Associate Principal Tom Buzzell are now listed as co-principals. The move, according to ID-4 School Board Chairwoman Lucy Schumer, is intended to better reflect the shared responsibilities at the school.
SHOREHAM — Raj Peter Bhakta was fired by Donald Trump during week nine of the second season (2004) of the NBC reality television show “The Apprentice.”
Bhakta no longer has to worry about “The Donald.”
Tiger: What will happen to Tiger Woods?
Two weeks ago, he finished 78th in a field of 80 in the Bridgestone Classic, a tournament he had won four years in a row prior to this year. Earlier in August, he tied for 28th place in the PGA Championship, his second worst showing in a major tournament in 12 years. Last weekend was better, a tie for 12th at the Barclay’s Championship. But still ... Tiger Woods: middle of the pack?
SALISBURY — Some of the fittest triathletes in the Northeast — including a local third-place finisher — came to Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore Sunday, to compete in the grueling final leg of the Vermont Sun Triathlon Series season, the annual Vermont Half Journey.
The half Ironman distance course consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run, making it the longest triathlon held in Vermont.
My house smells of hot peppers. Who knew that a dehydrator filled with them would send clouds of pungent oil into the air? At this rate I could probably produce highly effective pepper spray, may soon have to don goggles. It’s a good thing I can throw open windows and doors. It’s a good thing I have a tolerant family.
MIDDLEBURY — The Aug. 24 primary provided a lot of fireworks, but Addison County saw arguably its biggest political bombshell detonate two days after the election.
Rep. Steve Maier, D-Middlebury, officially withdrew from the Nov. 2 general election ballot on Thursday, thereby giving the Middlebury Democratic Committee seven days in which to pick someone to run in his stead.
MIDDLEBURY — People visiting the Frank Mahady Courthouse in Middlebury will soon notice some subtle changes in how Addison County’s court system is organized and conducts business.
And eventually, people will notice some big changes — including the ability to file their complaints electronically and potentially see court offices consolidated within a single floor of the 40,000-square-foot courthouse building.
STARKSBORO — Last Thursday afternoon, children climbed hay bales at the back of the airy, open barn at Sentinel Farms, nestled in the Starksboro hills.
Kerry Kurt hurried from the barn past a nearby bright red sign reading, “Horse n Rebel Market, Gallery and Grille” and into her new store to check on a couple of customers. She waved to each car that passed on Route 116, and greeted her customers by name.