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October 20th, 2011
Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), like their cousins the eastern brook trout (S. fontinalisˆ), are not actually true trout. They are char, in the same family as arctic char, lake trout, and Dolly Varden trout. In fact, bull trout are close enough to Dolly Varden’s (S.malma) that they were not designated as a separate species until 1980.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:13 p.m. to investigate a car accident on Lincoln Road in Bristol where one vehicle left the scene after the collision.
Troopers Hatch and Szarejko reported that they located the vehicle off the side of the road in Lincoln. They said the driver, Lincoln resident David Warner, was intoxicated.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted a local woman who was the target of a phone scam on Oct. 10. Police said the woman had received a call from a person who told her she owed money and would be arrested if she did not send in payment.
Police told her it was a scam and that they would not arrest her.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested a 16-year-old New York City resident and Northlands Job Corps student and charged him with aggravated assault after the student allegedly cut another male student with a knife.
Police said the assault stemmed from an apparent hazing incident in which the alleged assailant — Ronald Medina, who is being charged as an adult — repeatedly asked the victim, a new student on the campus, to clean up dishes and pick up trash in a Northlands dormitory.
At the one-year anniversary of the opening of Middlebury’s Cross Street Bridge, it’s appropriate to reflect on its success — and on the controversy that preceded it.
The success comes from all corners of the community: from community leaders to town officials, business owners to commuters. Everyone not only thinks it has added an aesthetic beauty to the town (with its stately architecture, as well as opening up an even more spectacular view of the downtown, but the added convenience and safety features are crucial to the town’s viability.
Gov. Peter Shumlin’s call for a Clean Up Day this Saturday, Oct. 22, is a well-conceived statewide effort to encourage Vermonters to lend a helping hand to neighbors who are still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene’s destruction.
Are you ready for some free speech?
Well, within limits. I would like to keep my job, be it ever so humble and modestly paid.
Well, I could just about stop there, and that would sum up the kerfuffle earlier this month about ESPN’s decision to remove Hank Williams Jr. and his trademark “Are you ready for some football?” opening from its Monday Night Football program.
Not long ago, I received a free hand-me-down iPod Touch. I was thrilled, not only because it had originally retailed for about $200 but also because I had never owned such a sleek, technologically advanced gadget. (Keep in mind I think remote car starters are magic; I thrill easily.)
But once I got over the simple elegance of the smooth flat screen, I honestly couldn’t think of a single reason to have it.