October 20th, 2011
I’ve just returned from a work trip to southwestern Montana where it seems that most people don’t plant gardens. In towns, out on the ranches, I saw little sign of tomatoes or lettuces, even kale or broccoli tended in neat rows or clustered in raised beds. And vegetables that do grow? They fold up early. Indeed, the Bozeman Farmers’ Market shut down in mid-September; the natural foods’ cooperative offered few local fruits or vegetables; a downtown restaurant served us the last of the local greens for the year.
MIDDLEBURY — Clarisse Shechter has loved finding, sorting and selling a variety of vintage clothing, jewelry and related accessories out of three different storefronts during a 26-year run in downtown Middlebury.
But time waits for no one, and Shechter said on Thursday it’s time for her to close up her shop, Bejewelled, at 1 Frog Alley. She will officially close at the end of December, and has already begun a clearance sale on clothing.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School’s 1-0 upset loss to Champlain Valley on Monday will not cost the Tigers a top-four seed in the Division I playoffs, but it might well mean a road trip for a semifinal game depending on the rest of this week’s results.
The teams that will be the Nos. 5 through 7 seeds in some order — Colchester, Mount Anthony and Hartford — cannot amass enough points in the last week of games to crack the top four in the D-I standings.
Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), like their cousins the eastern brook trout (S. fontinalisˆ), are not actually true trout. They are char, in the same family as arctic char, lake trout, and Dolly Varden trout. In fact, bull trout are close enough to Dolly Varden’s (S.malma) that they were not designated as a separate species until 1980.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5:13 p.m. to investigate a car accident on Lincoln Road in Bristol where one vehicle left the scene after the collision.
Troopers Hatch and Szarejko reported that they located the vehicle off the side of the road in Lincoln. They said the driver, Lincoln resident David Warner, was intoxicated.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted a local woman who was the target of a phone scam on Oct. 10. Police said the woman had received a call from a person who told her she owed money and would be arrested if she did not send in payment.
Police told her it was a scam and that they would not arrest her.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested a 16-year-old New York City resident and Northlands Job Corps student and charged him with aggravated assault after the student allegedly cut another male student with a knife.
Police said the assault stemmed from an apparent hazing incident in which the alleged assailant — Ronald Medina, who is being charged as an adult — repeatedly asked the victim, a new student on the campus, to clean up dishes and pick up trash in a Northlands dormitory.
At the one-year anniversary of the opening of Middlebury’s Cross Street Bridge, it’s appropriate to reflect on its success — and on the controversy that preceded it.
The success comes from all corners of the community: from community leaders to town officials, business owners to commuters. Everyone not only thinks it has added an aesthetic beauty to the town (with its stately architecture, as well as opening up an even more spectacular view of the downtown, but the added convenience and safety features are crucial to the town’s viability.