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June 5th, 2014
VERMONT — Enjoy a free sample of Vermont’s fishing, State Parks and State Historic Sites during the annual Vermont Days weekend celebration on June 14-15.
All Vermont State Park day areas and state-owned historic sites, as well as the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, will be open at no charge all weekend. Saturday, June 14, is also free fishing day — the one day of the year when residents and non-residents may go fishing without a license in any Vermont State Park.
MIDDLEBURY — There’s something new brewing at the vacant storefront at 58 Main St. in Middlebury that formerly housed Clementine.
The space will soon become home to an espresso bar to be operated by Burlington-based Cursive Coffee, along with a new business called Boo & Roxy that will be headquarters to local architect and designer Anne Barakat and her husband, Jon Craine, a production designer and art director.
WEST HAVEN — After a defeat five days earlier in the Vermont State Championship opener at his hometown track, Thunder Road, Nick Sweet of Barre came back to win the People’s United Bank 100 at the Devil’s Bowl track in West Haven on Friday, leading every lap of the race.
Bristol’s Josh Masterson was seventh in that race.
Sweet’s win headlined a list of winners that included Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, N.Y., Robert Gordon from Milton, and Chris LaVair of Gabriels, N.Y.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury College All-American and three-sport Middlebury Union High School standout Kate Perine Livesay has been named Middlebury College’s new women’s lacrosse assistant coach.
Livesay’s hire, made public on May 29, came two days after longtime Panther head coach Missy Foote announced she would retire as the head coach of the program at the end of the 2015 season.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series.
ADDISON COUNTY — Climate change has forced Addison County farmers and sugarmakers to rethink the way they do business, amid worries that increasing temperatures and precipitation threaten Vermont’s backbone industries.
MIDDLEBURY — Replacement work on the railroad overpasses on Merchants Row and Main Street in downtown Middlebury has been pushed back to next spring, in light of some design changes and logistical challenges associated with the $18 million project.
SALISBURY — “It’s a spoonbill!”
Thus exclaimed Sophia Boise excitedly, as she dipped a slotted ladle into a bucket filled with water, reeds, sand and plastic bugs.
ADDISON COUNTY — Sunny skies and moderate temperatures make Monday a perfect day for a bike ride, and Cornwall 11-year-old Griffin Schneider did pedal his bike to school — actually to four schools.
Accompanied by his parents and Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows, Griffin Schneider pedaled some 30 miles around Addison County to raise awareness for World Bicycle Relief and to encourage other students to consider new ways of getting to school.