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September 13th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Several dozen people greeted the official breaking of ground for the new Addison County Transit Resource (ACTR) headquarters in Middlebury Monday with a cheer.
From the ancient caves of Lascaux to the 21st century towers of Dubai, there has always been something magical about the ways in which humans convert nothingness into spaces for living.
Fascinating though the process may be, though, it rarely goes as planned. And sometimes it’s the unexpected wrinkles — the shelf in the wrong size that gets turned into a lovely coffee table, the windows placed too low but leaving room for paintings — it’s these little twists in the process that alchemize the mere physical object of a house into memories, and a home.
LINCOLN — Have you planned a visit to the Lincoln Historical Society? The museum will be open until mid-October the second and fourth Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. We are still interested in obtaining family histories.
With elections coming up this fall you may have questions about them that the town clerk could answer. The town clerk’s office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday evenings, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or by appointment.
I always loved thunderstorms as a child. My favorite place to watch them was lakeside on vacations in Maine. I still enjoy a good thunderstorm now and then. But since the flood of 1998 — and since I moved into a house on the side of a hill in the middle of the woods — my feelings have changed.
Middlebury is on a roll. Recent news that the Middlebury Land Trust will buy 38.3 acres on the southeastern flank of Chipman Hill, thereby setting aside an extremely important parcel of land for recreational uses and as a valuable community park, only adds to a string of events that are creating a very positive vibe in the community.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department executed a search at a Mountain View Street apartment on Sept. 9, finding 1,500-2,000 used hypodermic needles, heroin, morphine, and a substance that Chief Kevin Gibbs said may possibly be crack cocaine.
Police charged Amy Norton, 38, with possession of heroin and morphine. A second suspect, whose charges are pending while police await test results on the third substance, will likely face charges of possession of crack cocaine.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to an accident at the intersection of Smith Street and Witherell Road in Shoreham at approximately 3:51 p.m. last Saturday.
In their report, troopers said that 48-year-old Sheila King of Rutland was working as a traffic controller at a paving site there when she waved through a tractor towing a trailer with a load of apples. The operator of the tractor, Charles Kennett, 64, of Panton, had been making a left-hand turn onto Smith Street from Witherell Road.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a 34-year-old man on Sept. 6 and charged him with domestic assault after he allegedly attacked his mother at a First Street home that evening.
Charged was Scott Murphy, who police said shares the home with his mother. Police lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center after an incident they alleged began with a dispute over how much Murphy had been drinking.