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November 29th, 2012
Walking around the track at Middlebury College one day last summer, I ran into my friend Jon Cormier of Bristol, or more accurately, he ran by me. He was kind enough to stop and chat with me for a while, at my pace.
Turns out he was training for a race, and not a local fun run, but the “Vermont 50” at Mt. Ascutney in September. That’s a 50-mile race, up and down and around the mountain, with 9,000 feet of climbing over its route.
Northern Shootout at Norwich
11/23 Midd. vs. Plattsburgh...................... 3-2
11/24 Norwich vs. Midd. .......................... 5-4
Panther/Cardinal Classic at Midd.
11/24 Midd. vs. Elmira..................... 4-3 (OT)
11/25 Plattsburgh vs. Midd. .................... 3-2
By Haviland Smith
Sometimes it’s almost impossible to figure out precisely why Israel involves herself in activities that appear not to be in her national interest. This time, that activity is Israel’s perpetual battle with Gaza and Palestine.
I had heard of two holidays that took place over the last week: the traditional one, Thanksgiving, and the unofficial one, Black Friday. So imagine my surprise when I opened my computer this Monday morning and found a barrage of emails in my inbox informing me of a third special occasion: Cyber Monday.
Election results released by the Secretary of State’s office show that President Obama won eight communities in Vermont with more than 80 percent of the vote. His best town was Norwich, with 85 percent. The other places on the list are Marlboro, Putney, Brattleboro, Burlington, Montpelier, Strafford and Granville. Middlebury and Ripton, with 78 and 79 percent for Obama, came close to being on the list, but did not quite make the elite league.
Tis the season for eating. And therefore, tis also the season for cooking.
I can’t help but notice that my favorite cooks (i.e., anyone willing to make me a meal) have particularly strong preferences when it comes to how things are done in their kitchen.
A kindly woman can turn ferocious when guarding her kitchen. Not even a glass of water may be filled within the confines of her kingdom without permission, lest the wrong glass be filled or water be drawn from the tap when there’s filtered water on hand.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Nov. 20 arrested a Ferrisburgh man after he allegedly threatened both a woman and her pets when she indicated she wished to end a relationship, and then jailed him again the next day after he violated his conditions of release.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Samuel M. Francoeur, 19, of Leicester for driving under the influence and possession or narcotics, following a stop for a traffic violation on Weybridge Street on Nov. 20.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of some dogs running free on East Main Street on Nov. 19.
• Responded to a loud family dispute at the Blue Spruce Motel on Route 7 South on Nov. 19.