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MIDDLEBURY — Seven-year-old Joshua Kafumbe of Middlebury wants to be a policeman when he gets older.
But the incoming second-grader at Mary Hogan Elementary School might also consider a career in writing, given his performance in the most recent national Public Broadcasting System’s KIDS Writers Contest.
MIDDLEBURY — Fundraising improved significantly at Middlebury College over the last 12 months compared to the previous fiscal year, the school announced on July 25.
During the 2014 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, the college received more than $49.9 million in philanthropic support. This amount is $7 million more than the previous year, according to a college press release.
MIDDLEBURY — Friends and family of the late Matthew Power, a revered international journalist and Middlebury College graduate, will hold a yard sale and silent auction this Saturday, Aug. 2, to raise funds for a new, contemplative garden and seating area at the Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury.
Born in Middlebury and raised in Cornwall, Power attended Middlebury Union High School.
He lost his life at age 39 this past March 10 while on assignment for Men’s Journal covering a story along the banks of the Nile River in Uganda.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mental health care professionals around the state say Vermont’s mental health system is overburdened, and that too often the mentally ill end up in the state corrections system.
Nearly half of all inmates at Vermont prisons seek mental health treatment, making the Department of Corrections likely the largest mental health care provider in the state.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Selectman Travis Forbes resigned suddenly and unexpectedly Tuesday night, citing mounting personal and professional time commitments and frustration over what he indicated was his inability to influence operations at the Middlebury Department of Public Works.
Forbes, 35, was first elected to the selectboard in 2010 in a successful write-in campaign, and won re-election in 2013. He and his family run Case Street Redi-Mix Inc.
SALISBURY — The Dyer family plot in the West Salisbury Cemetery hosts a simple headstone in memory of Bobby Dyer, the prodigal son who left small-town life and his own budding motorcycle business more than six decades ago to serve his country during the Korean War.
WEYBRIDGE/WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday evening as local writer Julia Alvarez sat chatting with Michelle Obama at the White House, she tried to snap a photo of the First Lady to send to her family.
“I felt like a little hick with my eager little iPhone,” Alvarez recalled with a laugh back at her Weybridge home on Tuesday.