Saturday, May 10, Jill Charbonneau and her coworkers at the Middlebury Post Office conducted their annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Each year, this effort replenishes food shelves that are depleted after the winter months. The Addison County Food Shelf, run by HOPE on Boardman Street, has seen a dramatic spike in usage during the past year, and the same has occurred at all the other food shelves in our community.
No doubt about it, Vermonters are passionate about the Green Mountain State. That’s a healthy sign of an engaged citizenry.
One project, the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project, has been vigorously debated. Unfortunately, sometimes the facts can get lost.
This week’s writers are Deb Markowitz, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Brian Searles, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation; Chuck Ross, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets; and Lawrence Miller, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development.
I must respectfully disagree with Ted Scheu’s upbeat assessment of the bond vote (letters, May 19).
In America, we do anything to uphold freedom of choice; it’s what makes us the land of the free. We allow people to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet in the air, we allow people to buy unlimited amounts of alcohol, and we allow people to walk into supermarkets to buy cigarettes that we know will shed years off their lives.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jade Lewis, 40, of Leicester for driving under the influence, after she allegedly drove into the back of a set of harrows being hauled by a tractor on Route 7 South at around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, May 16.
Police said two children were in the car at the time of the accident. One of the children sustained a head injury and the other was described as being “shook up” according to police. Both were taken to Porter Hospital.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police troopers working out of the New Haven barracks reported few incidents between May 12 and 19. The most notable may have come on May 12, when troopers received a report from the Starksboro Town Office of a burglary.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday along with Vermont State Police and Ferrisburgh firefighters responded to an incident on Route 7 near the Ferrisburgh Fire Department in which a woman was apparently pushed from a car during an altercation.