Middlebury received a bushel basket full of good economic news this week in three announcements: Vermont Hard Cider, LLC was bought by a global Irish company that will strengthen the company in its effort to stay atop the national hard cider market and expand its operations and job growth here in Middlebury; the Vermont Transportation Department announced it will finance the Western Corridor rail project without waiting for federal assistance and have it completed by 2017; and the town of Middlebury was given control of managing the railroad tunnel project that will rebuild the overpasses
Yes, I have retired, but I am allowed to teach one course a year in retirement, so that’s what I do.
I teach my class in the late morning, and then I don’t go back to an office with a desk full of unmet responsibilities and an e-mail inbox of notes impossible to respond to adequately.
Instead, I go home and walk the dogs. Or I go to lunch with a friend.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/23 #8 MMU vs. #9 MUHS..... 3-1
If you use the Internet, you ought to check out this really cool site.
It’s called Facebook. And quite a few people are using it lately.
In case you haven’t heard of it, Facebook is a “social networking” tool that lets you connect with others without the having to leave your house or talk on the phone, which, let’s face it, can be exhausting. Instead, you share pictures and stream-of-consciousness thoughts with a network of people known as your “friends.”
VERGENNES — Early on Sunday morning Vergennes police cited a Middlebury man for a criminal count of driving with a suspended license, and they said he could possibly face other charges from state wildlife officials.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Brandon T. Raymond, 26, of Middlebury for burglary, grand larceny (over $900) and violation of the conditions of his release on Oct. 21. Police allege that Raymond broke into a Seminary Street apartment and stole an iPad and electronic gaming equipment.
Police allege that Raymond entered the apartment during their investigation and admitted to the crime.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials this week announced that South Street will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 7 a.m.
The street will be closed specifically at 3 South St. (the home of the Middlebury College President). This will allow workers to install a new water service and fire sprinkler line.
All through traffic from Main Street (Route 30) must use Porter Field Road to get to South Street.
The street will be closed until the work is done; which officials said could be in the late afternoon.