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July 2nd, 2014
We finally did it: We hired someone to clean the house.
This was a move my husband had been suggesting for years, mostly as an alternative to having to pitch in more himself. But I wouldn’t consider it.
I’ve always had this idea that people who hire house cleaners are not like us. They buy furniture new. They own the kind of rugs that must be insured. To them, “winter” is not a season, it’s a verb meaning something you do somewhere much farther south.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes resident who brought home four gold medals from the recent regional track and field championships has in the process qualified to compete in the nationals next week.
Ron McConnell won four gold medals in the USA Track and Field Eastern Regionals meet on June 21 at the University of Albany.
MIDDLEBURY — A women’s invitational golf tournament hosted on Saturday by the Ralph Myhre Golf Course produced ties for first place on top of both the first and second flights for both the low gross and low net scores. In all, 28 competitors from Ralph Myhre and eight other courses teed off on June 28.
Tying for the low gross in Flight One were Pam Mcguire from Ralph Myhre and Ann Jorgensen from Saratoga, both of whom shot 80.
This week’s writer is Kim Greenwood, the Vermont Natural Resources Council’s water program director/staff scientist.
The Vermont Gas Systems’ proposal to build a gas pipeline in Chittenden and Addison counties has come under criticism, and rightly so, for a variety of reasons.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating two separate incidents involving objects being thrown through windows in Monkton. Police did not indicate they were related.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 23 issued four citations after stopping a tractor-trailer unit for doing twice the posted speed limit on West Main Street — 60 mph in a 30 mph zone.
City police cited the driver for doing in excess of 21 mph over the posted speed in a commercial vehicle and for driving a commercial vehicle with a disqualified license.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Sunday arrested a Williston man after, they alleged, he lied to them about a motor vehicle accident.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Timothy E. Edwards, 26, of Bladenboro, N.C., for larceny, following an incident at Mac’s Market off East Main Street on Saturday, June 28. Police said they went to the scene after a store employee set off a panic alarm.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Ticketed a woman for possession of marijuana after investigating a verbal dispute at a Seminary Street Extension residence on June 23.