ADDISON / FERRISBURGH — A Bridport man was killed in a two-car crash on Route 22A in Addison Tuesday evening, and an Addison man was hospitalized. In a separate two-car crash on Route 7 around the same time, two people were seriously injured.
Police cited snow and icy road conditions in both cases.
Vermont State Police reported that Gene Oliver, 46, of Bridport died at the scene of the Route 22A crash as the result of injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred at around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 17.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School board on Dec. 9 filled two vacancies on the Mount Abraham Union High School board.
Members of the local board interviewed the three candidates who submitted letters of interest at the meeting and then appointed Douglas DeWitt and Alicia Kurth, board vice chair Kelly Laliberte said. Joanne Casey was the third applicant.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh town officials are investigating whether a dog kennel is operating out of a Sand Road residence, which would be a violation of the town’s zoning ordinance.
Dating back at least to 2007, the town has received numerous complaints about dogs barking at all hours and wandering onto neighboring property.
ST. ALBANS — At a stop at a dairy cooperative in St. Albans earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he believes a Congressional conference committee is close to a compromise on a new Farm Bill, despite the wide gulf between the House and Senate versions.
“There have been a lot of quiet meetings,” said Leahy. “In those meetings there is a different feeling than we had a year ago.”
GOSHEN — Innkeeper Tony Clark, one of the pioneers of cross-country skiing in Vermont, has seen the handwriting on the snow. Or rather, lack of snow.
“The season is getting shortened from both ends,” he said glumly last week.
At the same time, he believes, changes in the sport have reduced the overall number of recreational cross-country skiers and vacation patterns are shifting. None of those changes is good news for small, backcountry inns like his.
BRISTOL — The Watershed Center invites revelers of all ages to celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Bristol as the community marks the arrival of 2014 with Best Night, a gathering of the region’s favorite musicians, storytellers and other artists.
Tonight, after settling in at the house, I’ll re-stoke the fire, boil some tea water, turn on a CD of Christmas carols and bear down on the week’s task — addressing a few more holiday cards to send to friends and family.
Editor’s Note: The following Christmas message was addressed “To the American people” by President Calvin Coolidge from the White House on Dec. 25, 1927.
“Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind.
To Cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
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