September 20th, 2016
UPDATED WEDNESDAY MORNING
RIPTON — Police say two men lured a third man to a Ripton home on Saturday and beat him with a tire iron and a large wrench before the victim fled into the woods, where he allegedly was shot at.
My immediate thought, after my three-year-old daughter swallowed my wedding band, was: Well, I guess there really IS a first time for everything!
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
BRISTOL — “If you could pick anything in the world, what are some things you’d like to learn about?” asks Mount Abraham Union Middle School teacher Jocelyn Foran.
Every last head in Foran’s seventh grade classroom bends over as students start thinking in earnest, chewing on pencils, scratching down ideas and brainstorming.
PITTSFORD — Sometimes extraordinary things can happen on ordinary days.
Week before last, single dad Rik Hinckley and his teenage daughter, Emma, were having an ordinary day full of obstacles.
Hinckley, 52, was a pipefitter for 22 years before two failed back surgeries sidelined him from work. His back trouble also prevents him from moving large objects.
MIDDLEBURY — Mike Kiernan has for years been concerned about the perplexing plunge in the number of pollinating creatures throughout the world.
Now the accomplished Porter Medical Center physician has made a commitment to “bee” part of the solution to a problem that is threatening the world’s ecosystems and food supply.
MIDDLEBURY — Sixteen-year-old Jack Nop has always been a huge fan of Lego toys and stop-motion film classics like “Wallace & Gromit” and “James & the Giant Peach.”
He decided to combine his two passions a few years ago under the banner of NopFilms to produce several stop-motion Lego videos that have become a fixture on YouTube. Jack’s older brother, Jake, and friend Peter Dickerson also collaborated on the fun filmmaking — which this week paid some big dividends.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Peace Coalition will host a U.N. International Day Of Peace event this Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Champlain Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury beginning at 7 p.m.
Among the speakers will be Deborah Felmeth, author of “Syria, Remember Me.” The photos and text in the Waltham resident’s book are gleaned from her 20 years living in Syria. It provides a window into the diverse culture, rich heritage and long history of a country that sadly is much in need of peace right now.