September 2nd, 2013
We might be all mourning another Newtown-style gun tragedy, this one near Atlanta, if it weren’t for the bravery and calm of a school clerk named Antoinette Tuff. She had just sat down at a desk, taking the place of another secretary at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, when 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill entered the school. Dressed in black and armed to the teeth, the would-be gunman appeared extremely agitated and ready to inflict harm.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/6 Hartford at MUHS 7 p.m.
9/6 Mt. Abe at Winooski 7 p.m.
9/7 Fairfax at OV 1 p.m.
9/3 Mt. Mansfield at MUHS 4 p.m.
9/3 Colchester at Mt. Abe 4 p.m.
9/4 OV at Springfield 4 p.m.
9/5 MUHS at Hartford 4 p.m.
9/6 OV at Woodstock 4 p.m.
9/7 U-32 at Mt. Abe 10 a.m.
White-tailed deer hunting is an integral part of Vermont’s heritage. The Vermont Constitution has guaranteed the right to hunt and fish since 1777, nearly 200 years before other states adopted similar provision. There’s even a white-tailed deer on the state flag.
BURLINGTON — Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in more mosquitoes from the swampy areas of Whiting, nearby Leicester, and Brandon, the Vermont Health Department announced today. The Health Department Laboratory just confirmed EEE in five mosquito batches collected by the Agency of Agriculture this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
EEE was also recently detected in mosquitoes in Sudbury, from the opposite side of the swamp from where the Brandon mosquitoes were collected.
Each season we partner with the Middlebury Parks & Recreation department to publish guides outling the many activities, clubs, and classes offered through our municipal programs. This issue will publish in the 9/29 issue of the Addison Independent and will also be distributed through area schools and businesses. Check it out!
SUDBURY — Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis in a test pool of mosquitoes in Sudbury.
It’s the first time the virus has been detected in mosquitoes outside of a hardwood swamp area in Whiting where there have been positive tests over the past two summers.
The mosquitoes were collected by the Agency of Agriculture on Aug. 19, and confirmed by the Health Department Laboratory on Aug. 23.
BRISTOL — At the base of the Green Mountains, late summer storms have blown the leaves off some trees and turned others prematurely red, bringing autumn and the annual harvest to mind — and the harvest season had already been on the minds of the Bristol Recreation Department’s staff for some time.
RIPTON — Friends of the Ripton Community Church will host a screening of the Emmy Award winning film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the church on Route 125 in Ripton.
The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire” explores Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today.