September 12th, 2016
On behalf of all 700 competitors in this past weekend’s Green Mountain Stage Race I would like thank all of those who helped host a safe and successful long weekend of bike racing.
Thank you to the communities of Weybridge and New Haven (Saturday’s Circuit Race) and Granville, Hancock, Ripton, Middlebury, Bristol and Starksboro (Sunday’s Road Race) for hosting us.
This week’s writer is U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.
It is hard to believe that 15 years ago this past Sunday the Twin Towers fell, smoke from the Pentagon could be seen from miles away, and a plane went down in a Pennsylvania field. For those who lived through that horrible day, the memory still feels fresh.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/8 OV vs. Fair Haven 11-0
9/9 Hartford vs. MUHS 4-2
9/9 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe 2-1 (OT)
9/10 OV vs. Brattleboro 3-1
9/9 MUHS vs. St. Albans 14-0
9/9 Bellows Falls vs. Mt. Abe 39-14
Stop for a moment and think about the many times each day you rely on clean water. Think how frequently you turn the knob on a faucet, flush the toilet, or use water to cook or clean — and drink. Now imagine an entire day in which clean water was unavailable to you. Think of the difficulties just to take care of yourself and your family.
By taking personal responsibility for the quality of our lakes and streams, and in particular Lake Champlain, we can ensure that days without swimmable, fishable and drinkable water remain limited.
CORNWALL/SALISBURY — A fire of unknown origin burned the covered bridge that crossed Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall on Creek Road/Swamp Road on Saturday afternoon.
Police closed the road (Creek Road in Salisbury and Swamp Road in Cornwall) for an undetermined time.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department has cited Kelly A. McEvoy, 46, of Vergennes for possession of what is estimated 10 bags of heroin.
In a press release, city police said McEvoy had the heroin in her possession during a roadside stop by a Vergennes police officer.
McEvoy is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Oct. 17.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation has landed an Act 250 permit to begin expansion of the Middlebury State Airport runway, a plan that drew fire from neighbors who believe the upgrades could bring larger planes, heavier and larger aircraft traffic, and more noise to what is now a modest airfield in a residential area east of Route 116.
Guy Rouelle, aviation program director for VTrans, anticipates the runway work will begin next May and last up to five months.
MIDDLEBURY — Appalachian Gap Distillery officials on Sept. 12 will seek final approval from the town of Middlebury for a major expansion of their headquarters at 88 Mainelli Road, which would provide the growing company with much-needed storage, bottling and tasting room space.