August 10th, 2015
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin this week said he will appoint attorney Tom Carlson of the Burlington and Middlebury law firm Langrock, Sperry, and Wool LLP, to the Vermont trial bench. Carlson fills the seat left open by the retirement of Judge Linda Levitt.
MONTPELIER — The deadline to apply for a Vermont muzzleloader antlerless deer hunting permit is fast approaching — Aug. 28.
Hunters can apply on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). A quick-link to the information and application is provided on the home page. Or, they can apply with a paper application available from license agents.
Now in its seventh season, Middlebury Arts Walk turns the downtown and historic Marble Works into a center for art, music, food and fun on the second Friday of each summer month. Participating businesses remain open, becoming galleries displaying the work of area artists. Art will turn up in restaurants, stores and in other exciting and unlikely places. Many of the venues will display their participating artist throughout the month.
NEW HAVEN — In the much-anticipated summertime tradition, crowds at the Addison County Fair and Field Days flocked to the dirt track Wednesday and Thursday evening to see cars trucks and vans meet in battle. After six qualifiers and two features, vehicles were reduced to smoking, twisted metal, and champions left with checks in their pockets and trophies in hand.
NEW HAVEN — Ashley Bodington of Vergennes and Scott “Crash” Cram of Rutland won Thursday’s features at the No. 1 Auto Parts Demolition Derby at Addison County Fair and Field Days.
Bodington, barely taller than her bright blue four-door sedan, prevailed in the big-car feature that capped the evening.
As Middlebury residents, businesses and town officials jump into the fray that has rather suddenly surrounded the proposed railway improvements through Middlebury’s downtown — replacing the underpasses on Main Street and Merchants Row — let’s be sure the message we’re sending does not smack of a community opposed to development and resistant to change.
Brenda Ellis raises important issues of public concern in her thoughtful letter about equipping Middlebury police with Tasers.