August 27th, 2014
This week’s writer is Peter Sterling, director of Vermont Leads, a nonprofit organization working to educate the public about the advantages of implementing a publicly funded, universal access health care system in Vermont.
I am retiring from carrying mail today. I would like to thank you for all the kindness, generosity, good faith, and premier baked goods you have bestowed upon me through out my career as a letter carrier.
Many an evening, after a long winter’s day, while stopping at the neighborhood corner store for groceries my heart has been warmed by the kind words of appreciation from fellow shoppers. It has been an honor and privilege to work here.
I’ve always enjoyed the arts in the Rutland, Brandon, Middlebury corridor. Between the Chaffee, the Brandon Artists Guild and the Edgewater Gallery, we are richly served with vital and creative arts. Now there is another artistic gem in Brandon called The Compass Music and Arts Center, a wonderful complement to the existing art presence.
ADDISON COUNTY — Collectively in terms of wins and losses, the 2013-2014 sports year proved to be memorable for Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes union high school teams and athletes.
At least one local squad won a championship in each of the fall, winter and spring seasons.
In the fall, Mount Abe field hockey and boys’ soccer and MUHS football all climbed the mountain, with the Tiger 11 posting an undefeated campaign.
Cheated and mistreated, but never defeated — they had will and skill, hustle and muscle, fire and desire, intestinal fortitude and the right attitude.
That’s how Larry Lester describes the players of baseball’s Negro leagues.
MIDDLEBURY — Adult tennis teams based at Middlebury Indoor Tennis enjoyed what MIT owner David Ignat called “probably the best ever” season of competition in Vermont league play and regional competition over this past winter, spring and summer.
Statewide, MIT teams compiled a 76-38 record, while eight of them qualified to play for New England titles by winning their divisions.
WEST HAVEN — Middlebury driver Todd Stone was among the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series winners on Sunday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in action postponed from Friday, and he is closing in on his second straight track championship.
BRISTOL — Four members of the local Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club bested competitors from around the northeastern United States and South Carolina in a professional horseshoe tournament this past weekend.