April 30th, 2009
ADDISON COUNTY — As reported cases of the swine influenza cropped up around the country, Vermont remained unaffected at midweek by the airborne, contagious disease that reached epidemic proportions in Mexico. Still, local and state officials said they were on the lookout for the disease should it spread, and one local high school stepped up precautions after a student trip returned from south of the border last week.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center is moving forward with an expensive but potentially life-saving plan to transition to electronic medical records.
By Matt Dickerson
April is over — or it will be by the time most of you read this. May 1 is opening day of spring turkey season in Vermont. Seems like I’ve seen more turkeys this year than usual. Everywhere I drive. Cornfields and hay fields and lawns next to roads all over the county. Plenty of hens and toms both, keeping good company.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BRISTOL — Before his baseball team played at Mount Abraham on Saturday, Vergennes Union High School senior shortstop and pitcher Cam Curler had a question for Coach George Ringer.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
ADDISON COUNTY — Captain Green Up will touch down in Middlebury on Friday once again, kicking off a flurry of spring cleaning around Addison County and throughout Vermont.
The super hero, clad in the telltale Green Up bags used to collect litter every year, will lead roughly 300 Middlebury-area middle school students through the streets.
By JOHN S. McCRIGHT and JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Bristle manufacturer Monahan Filaments on Wednesday said it will layoff 54 employees, or more than half of its Middlebury workforce, by late June.
By JOHN FLOWERS
SHOREHAM — Awe-stricken friends and family who have had the good fortune of viewing Judy Blake’s robust bell collection have invariably told her she should share it with the world.
Hmmm, a “bell museum.”
The ‘sexting’ story on today’s front page boggles the imagination of most of us over 40. Heck, I can’t figure out how to make my phone stop ringing when I don’t want to answer, let alone send a photo of myself to others — dressed or undressed!