September 29th, 2014
In the summer of 1997, Florida architect Alfred Browning Parker, who had a second home in Lincoln, proposed a futurist design for a restaurant that would sit atop of the old mill powerhouse at the edge of the Middlebury Falls on Otter Creek. A front-page sketch of Parker’s vision (published on June 27, 1997) resembled a three-story space needle-like structure with magnificent views of the falls and river.
MIDDLEBURY — Noted journalist and climate movement activist Bill McKibben has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award, which is sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police responded to an accident involving a school bus Wednesday afternoon in Bristol.
Police said around 3:20 p.m., a school bus driven by town resident Rachel Ashline attempted to back into a driveway along Burpee Road to turn around. The bus hit a pickup truck driven by Julianna Doherty of Monkton, who was driving north on the road, causing “severe contact damage” to that vehicle. The bus sustained minor damage.
MIDDLEBURY — What do Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut and John Steinbeck all have in common? All are world-renowned authors with some of the most widely recognized works translated into multiple languages, and their works are also some of the most widely censored, challenged or banned.
But this Tuesday, seven Vermont writers gathered at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury to read from those authors’ best works — for precisely that reason.
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital and the Marble Works Pharmacy are teaming up on a new program that will give newly discharged patients free, comprehensive counseling on their medication regimens. The goal is to minimize the chances of patients becoming ill as a result of not fully understanding dosage instructions or being prescribed drugs that might work against each other.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) on Monday approved applications for both a new town office building at 77 Main St. and a new recreation facility off Creek Road.
MIDDLEBURY — Jessica Jones Hoagland remembers the day more than 60 years ago when the late Arthur Healy — her neighbor, father to her best friend, and the first Artist in Residence at Middlebury College — walked into her family’s South Street home with a painting under his arm.
It was his watercolor titled “Conference,” a splendid depiction of a weather-beaten boat propped on a sandy shore.
BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School will be hosting its 32nd annual raft race along Otter Creek, a longstanding tradition in the school community, on Oct. 5. This year, the school is opening up the race to community members and alumni in an effort to continue forging the strong bond that is held between our school and the surrounding communities.