Archive - Jul 29, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — An unusually wet, hot and humid summer has been miserable for humans but a veritable utopia for mosquitoes, which have been multiplying in vast numbers in many areas of Addison County.
“This is going to be one of the worst (mosquito) years we’ve had in a while,” state Entomologist Alan Graham said on Thursday.
“They have been very abundant, because of the rain.”
ADDISON COUNTY — Local human services advocates last week hailed a decision by state officials to substantially temper a series of temporary rules that would have barred a large segment of the state’s homeless population from accessing emergency stays in motel rooms.
BRISTOL — Anne Myrick’s sprawling property off of Route 17 west of Bristol village is covered with intricate gardens, wide fields and a pond.
In recent years, her son Tony Myrick has added to the view. Myrick, 39, has been farming on a few acres near his childhood home and selling what he produces at the Bristol Farmers’ Market for four years. Yore Fare Farm, as he titled the enterprise, is turning a profit this year for the first time.
MIDDLEBURY — While everyone can appreciate the improvements being made near Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury this summer, the construction site and the adjacent Marble Works lawn has had its share of mud and mess like any other construction site during this wildly wet summer.
Still, every Saturday and Wednesday the Middlebury Farmers Market has been open for business, with both vendors and customers alike putting aside any aversions they may have to mud for the sake of good food and company.
SALISBURY — For folks who live in the town of Salisbury, depending on where they live, there are certain sounds which are part of the auditory landscape — the rush of water, whine of mosquitoes, peepers, birdsong, the coyote chorus, power tools, to name a few. Two others come to mind: the train in the wee hours in West Salisbury and the tolling of the bell from the church in the village.
SHOREHAM — James Ross, a longtime physical education teacher in Ridgewood Public Schools in Ridgewood, N.J., will lead the Shoreham Elementary School for at least the next year.
Shoreham school directors offered the job to Ross after interviewing him and another finalist, Geoffrey Lawrence, on July 18. His hiring became official on Thursday after Addison Central Supervisory Union administrators confirmed that he had signed off on the appointment.
BRISTOL — Mary’s Restaurant this Sunday will host a community event to benefit the Vermont Land Trust’s “Gateway to Bristol” project. The project will conserve the historic Fuller and Farr farms on Route 116 (just down the road from Mary’s) by purchasing it, then selling it at a significant discount to local farming family Trent and Abby Roleau with conservation easements.
MONTPELIER — Lisa Gosselin, who helped to grow EatingWell Media Group into a profitable business with an online eatingwell.com viewership of 5 million, has been named commerce commissioner for Vermont. That position has been unfilled since the Douglas administration, but was reinstated by Gov. Peter Shumlin with the support of the Legislature to spearhead his aggressive jobs and economic development agenda.