August 18th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — A tenet of good business practices is to minimize risk. In agriculture, where profit margins are thin, this is especially true.
MIDDLEBURY — Noonie Deli’s “Purple’s Pleasure” and “Vermonter” sandwiches still taste and look the same, but they’re now being made under new ownership.
Late last month, the owners of the Marble Works deli, Brian and Jenny Phelps, sold the business to Jericho couple Jay Lafountain and Lauren Barland.
ADDISON COUNTY — The traditional image of casting dry flies to trout rising out of a cold, idyllic freestone stream, popularized in films such as “A River Runs Through It,” is giving way in local fly fishing to new techniques and species that have a significant impact on the way guides run their businesses.
LINCOLN — Mountain biker Alison Zimmer of Lincoln, who was recently named to the U.S. downhill mountain biking team that will compete in the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships next month, had a good tune-up race at the Windham World Cup race in Windham, N.Y., on Aug. 9.
To judge by this summer’s banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won’t address the greater need: Getting more kids from poor families into college, the key to moving up in an increasingly unequal society.
On the Aug. 26 primary, I will cast votes for two Democratic candidates for the Vermont House to represent Middlebury. I will vote for Betty Nuovo and Donna Donahue.
I am writing in support of Donna Donahue for Middlebury representative to Montpelier. I have listened to Donna and I come away with a respect for someone who recognizes that the issues are not simple nor are there simple answers.
We would like to apologize for an administrative error involving mistaken identity in the Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, edition of the Vergennes Police Report. In an entry for the 1st of August, 2014, John R. Cole of Ferrisburgh, VT, was incorrectly identified as the individual charged in a possession of marijuana incident. The individual who was involved had a similar identity. We deeply regret any inconvenience this error has caused.
Chief George Merkel