October 26th, 2009
The Little City Players opened the second half of their 2009 season last Thursday with a production of Susan Sandler’s “Crossing Delancey.” The show, which was popularized in a 1988 movie starring Amy Irving and Peter Riegert, tells the story of a New York City single whose life is complicated by her grandmother and the matchmaker who team up to find her a husband. The Vergennes production features Hannah Weisman, Janet Stambolian, Anna Sun, King Milne and Glen Eastman. “Crossing Delancey” continues Oct. 29-31 at the Vergennes Opera House.
ADDISON —The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and Vermont Agency of Transportation this week will host two public information meetings regarding available transportation alternatives for crossing Lake Champlain and the plan to repair and reopen the Lake Champlain Bridge spanning from Chimney Point in Addison, Vt., to Crown Point, N.Y.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local, state and federal officials have been hard at work trying to address the challenges created by the Champlain Bridge closure since the New York Department of Transportation deemed the bridge unsafe for traffic of any kind on Oct. 16.
ADDISON — Residents and commuters stranded by the Champlain Bridge closing may soon have an alternative way to cross Lake Champlain: a pedestrian ferry.
That's part of the latest update concerning the bridge closing. In other news on the bridge front, a new Web site is being developed to post daily updates from the New York and Vermont departments of transportation.
We shouldn’t even have to tell you where you’re having lunch this Saturday, Oct. 24, or what you’re bringing. You should already know. I’m bringing a pot of hot pumpkin soup and maybe my apple crisp, the kind with the crunchy topping flavored with maple syrup. Can’t beat it when it’s hot. Where are we going? To the gigantic Middlebury potluck lunch, and while the food will be delicious, the cause is the driving force.
Football can play an important role at a school. Back when Mount Abraham Union High School adopted the sport, I remember co-athletic director Jeff Stetson making the point that football would serve students that Mount Abe’s other fall sports — soccer and cross country, which both favor greyhounds, not Great Danes — did not. Over the years, it’s fair to say he’s been proven right, regardless of the program’s ups and downs.
ADDISON — Vermont transportation officials have declared an emergency in an effort to leverage more federal assistance in fixing the Champlain Bridge and in developing short-term solutions in getting commuters across Lake Champlain between Addison County, Vt., and Essex County, N.Y.
Vermont Transportation Secretary David Dill announced the emergency declaration at a press conference in Middlebury on Tuesday, five days after New York and Vermont authorities closed the Champlain Bridge when an inspection revealed substantial concrete deterioration to two of the span’s 12 piers.
MIDDLEBURY — To tourists, the Champlain Bridge has for the past 80 years served as a convenient conduit from Vermont to New York state across Lake Champlain.
But the span has also served as a key funnel for economic activity in Addison County, ushering in hundreds of New Yorkers daily who work at area businesses and who shop at local stores.