April 10th, 2017
An open letter to Peter Burrows, superintendent of the Addison Central School District (ACSD), to the board members of the ACSD, and to the members of the communities of Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge:
MIDDLEBURY — U.S. District Court Judge William K. Sessions III will hold court in Middlebury on Thursday, April 13 — not to rule on any cases, but to give Addison County residents a sense of what goes into a jurist’s decision-making process on matters related to free speech.
The longtime Cornwall resident and Middlebury College alum’s talk, titled “Constitutional Law: The First Amendment, a Judicial Perspective,” will begin at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society meeting hall at 2 Duane Court.
MIDDLEBURY — Kate Gridley is one of five featured artists in the Sheldon Museum’s Five-Point Perspective exhibit
The exhibit “Focus on the Sheldon: A Five-Point Perspective” includes the captivating, somewhat eerie photographs of dolls in the Sheldon Museum’s collection by Middlebury artist Kate Gridley.
BRISTOL — On Friday, May 5, Mt. Abraham Union High School will host workshops and presentations by numerous organizations, creating a day-long, campus-wide event with a ‘personal safety’ theme for students. The fair, developed by faculty and students in partnership with the Youth Safety Council of Vermont and with support from Co-operative Insurance Companies, will showcase safety knowledge from across Vermont.
BRISTOL — During the month of March, the American Legion celebrated its birthday, and this year marks the 98th anniversary of the American Legion.
During this month’s Annual Birthday Dinner, Bristol American Legion Post 19 recognized five individuals for their continuous membership in the American Legion and two individuals for their outstanding service and commitment to their communities with the Legion’s Above and Beyond Awards.
ADDISON COUNTY — A New Haven man is the winner of the grand prize at the Annual Addison County Hospice Fundraiser held March 25.
Organizers drew the raffle ticket bought by Gil Viau, who won a dream vacation to Nashville and/or Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Viau will be taking a break from running Gil’s Garage in New Haven.
Trip underwriter Milne Travel will help Viau plan his 6-night/7-day trip to the heart of NASCAR country.
Peter Schenck won second place in the raffle, which brought him a cool $500.
VERGENNES — An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, April 19, from2 p.m. to 5 p.m.atthe Kennedy Brothers Co-working & Conference Center, 11 Main Street in Vergennes. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College senior women’s track and field athlete Maddie Pronovost has enjoyed a strong year for the Panthers.
In the spring she competes in the heptathlon, a seven-event affair that tests track and field athletes’ strength, speed and stamina; in the winter her specialty is pentathlon, the five-event version of the multi-discipline event. In February she set the school record in the pentathlon.