May 28th, 2014
Editor’s note: Our columnist has been spending this year in Cameroon, West Africa.
I had a good day on Good Friday, last month: I played golf.
I hope to play one more time before I come home to Vermont in late June.
There are four golf courses in all of Cameroon, this in a country of 22.5 million people, covering 183,000 square miles, in an area slightly larger than California.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between May 19 and 25 handled a variety of duties, including the aftermath of a domestic incident, two Click It Or Ticket details, family issues, and car accidents.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
The Vergennes Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th drew thousands of spectators to the state's smallest city.
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On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, more than 500 Middlebury College students earned degrees in the school's 213th commencement ceremony. Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad was the event's featured speaker. See the full story here.
ORWELL — At the end of this school year the Orwell Village School will say a final goodbye to two longtime teachers — Susan Young and Pat Dubois.
Young, a first-grade teacher, leaves the school after teaching various ages for nearly 40 years. Dubois retires after 13 years of teaching English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies to sixth- through eighth-graders in Orwell.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, May 27, will discuss and potentially take a pro or con position on “Phase II” of the proposed Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard looked high and low for a new town administrator but ended up picking a familiar face — the town clerk.
Therese Kirby, 47, who has served as town clerk since 2006, will take over the town administrator position at the beginning of the new fiscal year July 1. She will be the first female town administrator in Bristol’s history.
FERRISBURGH — When the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum launched the replica canal schooner Lois McClure back in 2004, then-LCMM Director Art Cohn anticipated the majestic vessel might complete a single, triumphant sailing tour and then serve as a very important exhibit on how maritime commerce was conducted in the region during the mid- to late 1800s.