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September 28th, 2015
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.
MIDDLEBURY — Parishioners at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury know their Bible — especially chapter one, verse three of the Book of Genesis:
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
ADDISON COUNTY — June saw a deluge of monumental proportions; early September was marked by unseasonable heat. What’s a farmer to do?
“The weather can be fickle,” noted Bill Suhr of Shoreham’s Champlain Orchards.
Nevertheless, Suhr and other Vermont apple growers are expecting an outstanding harvest in 2015.
“We have probably our largest crop ever, but we won’t know until it’s fully harvested,” Suhr said.
The success of any garden is measured by the pleasure it brings to the people who use it. And, when many people use a garden, there is much pleasure to go around.
Hidden behind the walls of the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury is a garden that is enjoyed by hundreds of people in sundry ways. It is a garden that serves the entire Helen Porter community — not only the residents and their visitors, but also the many staff and volunteers associated with the nursing home.
BRISTOL — At Monday’s selectboard meeting, the Bristol Planning Commission requested a moratorium on any further modifications to the Bristol town green until the selectboard can create and approve an ordinance addressing use and development of the park in the center of town.