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August 25th, 2011
My legs nearly gave out before I reached the smoldering lines of fire, but I hurdled the first, then the second, with every ounce of strength I had remaining. That done, I plunged into the muddy, sour-smelling pond and made for the barbed wire that was all that stood between me and the finish line.
Let’s be clear here: Under normal circumstances I can run a 5K without my legs giving out, my lungs exploding, or my entire body aching for the next two days.
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles focusing on the changing role of information technology in various sectors.
There was a time when the promise of air travel was exciting to me. Those days are long gone; any remnant of enthusiasm came to an end 10 years ago this September. Still, despite the hassles of modern day flight, business trips to the right places do occasionally offer an excuse to do some fishing.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Andrew R. Brown, 40, of Middlebury for domestic assault after an incident at a Water Street residence on Aug. 21. Police said Brown was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Porter Hospital officials with an out-of-control patient on Aug. 16.
Each morning I take pen to paper and jot down a brief but action-packed piece of pure fantasy. This isn’t a writing exercise; it’s my daily to-do list.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — From where he sits — behind bars in a Washington, D.C., jail cell — everything is going according to plan for Bill McKibben.
The environmental author and activist was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Washington while protesting the proposed construction of a 1,700-mile pipeline that would pump oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada, to oil refineries in Texas. He was one of 70 arrests on Saturday.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 17 arrested two men and a woman, all with Addison County roots, and charged them in connection with an Aug. 9 burglary from a Green Mountain Power outbuilding on Mechanic Street. In that break-in, police said copper wire and two pieces of equipment used to cool turbines were stolen.
The most remarkable thing about the new Middlebury roundabout that links Main Street, College Street and the Cross Street bridge is how unremarkable it has turned out to be.
After years of planning and debating and figuring out how to pay for the roundabout and bridge, the new traffic alignment has proved to work well — so well in fact that it’s quickly gone from being a novelty to an everyday feature of driving life.