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February 21st, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Montpelier is the only state capital in the country without a McDonald’s restaurant.
BRANDON — A prominent Brandon building is up for sale — the McKernon Group’s building at Park Village.
The Redstone Group is listing the headquarters of longtime Brandon builder Jack McKernon’s business for the first time this week, but Jan Smith, who is in charge of marketing for the company, said that the building is simply too big for the company’s needs now.
“We’ve got an awful lot of space here for the number of staff we have,” she said.
ADDISON — Addison residents on March 1 will have a choice between two long-tenured public servants in a race for three-year term on the town’s selectboard.
Incumbent Kimball Provencher and challenger Rob Hunt have about a combined and evenly split 40 years of service to Addison between them.
ADDISON — Addison residents on March 1 will have a clear choice between two candidates for one seat on the proposed 12-member Addison Northwest Supervisory Union board.
That Unified Union (UU) board could replace the five boards that now operate the four ANwSU schools, but will only come into being if all five ANwSU towns back the one-board unification plan on Town Meeting Day.
MONTPELIER — Two years ago, dairy farmers and advocacy groups across the state celebrated a victory when the state passed Act 62, the Raw Milk Bill, allowing farmers to sell small amounts of raw milk directly to consumers.
Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson never met in real life, but local playwright and actor Jim Stapleton has imagined what their meeting might have been like in his two-person play “Henry and Emily: The Muses in Massachusetts.” The play, which opens at the Town Hall Theater Friday night, stars Stapleton and his wife, Diana Bigelow, and includes poems and passages from published and private writings by Thoreau and Dickinson.
When Goshen resident Dick Conrad's immune system attacked his muscles in August of 2008, leaving him totally paralyzed, in August of 2008, he faced up to a recovery period that included months in the hospital and more in a wheelchair.
I’m going to write my next column about the Zamboni, I said to her.
She looked up from her Garnet Hill catalog and peered over the top of her glasses. She put down the catalog, its cover bright with spring fashions: “Why on earth would you want to write a column about the Zamboni, of all things?”
Everybody loves the Zamboni. It’s got a funny name and goes round and round turning distilled water into ice as smooth as glass. What could be cooler than that?