August 5th, 2015
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police have cited a Barre woman with second-degree murder after concluding that she was suicidal when she allegedly deliberately crossed the center line of Interstate 89 in Richmond last Thursday, July 30, to strike an oncoming vehicle driven by a former Bristol resident, who died at the scene from his injuries.
NEW HAVEN — In early 2008, John Melanson wasn’t sure if Carol’s Hungry Mind Café would last out the year.
But times have indeed changed for the “little coffee shop that could” at 24 Merchants Row in Middlebury.
SALISBURY — Rosie, an 11-year-old cockatiel with personality to spare, went on a little adventure last week.
The grey and white bird with the yellow crest and orange spot on her cheek, typically spends a part of her day outside her cage in the summer home of Carla and David LaFountain at Kampersville in Salisbury. Last Sunday, July 26, David LaFountain opened the door to go outside and Rosie quite unexpectedly followed her owner outdoors and took off into the wild blue yonder.
Editor’s note: This reflection on the closing of the Bristol town landfill was written by Fred Baser, a Bristol citizen, former selectboard member and current state representative for the Addison-4 Vermont House district.
August 1 was a sad day in Bristol. Our dump closed for the last time.
ADDISON COUNTY — In January of 2013, five Middlebury College sophomores began to lay the foundation for a small nonprofit known as Middlebury Foods. Originally inspired by a Chicago company called Box Top Foods, Middlebury Foods would work to combat food insecurity in Addison County by selling “supermarket-quality food at fast food prices.”
Using solely volunteer labor, Middlebury Foods since then has provided low-income and middle-class families with monthly deliveries of fresh food at convenient and community-oriented locations across the county.
VERGENNES/WAUKESHA, Wis. — Generac Holdings Inc., a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine-powered products, announced this week the Aug. 1 acquisition of Country Home Products Inc. and its subsidiaries, according to a company press release.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Vergennes, Country Home Products manufactures power equipment used for property maintenance. Primarily sold in North America under the DR and Neuton brand names, CHP employs more than 200 people in its headquarters and in Charlotte and Winooski facilities.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont’s first “Breakfast on the Farm” event comes to Nea-Tocht Farm in Ferrisburgh on Saturday, Aug. 22. This free, public event will include a delicious breakfast, self-guided tours of the dairy farm and a peek into the life and business of farming in Vermont. Although this is a free event, tickets must be reserved in advance through www.vermontbreakfastonthefarm.com.
CASTLETON — The Vermont Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl team had a lot going for it this past Saturday at Castleton State College.
Vermont took a 12-7 lead after three quarters, faced a New Hampshire opponent missing some top players due to an in-state East-West all-star game, deployed a defense that held its foe to negative rushing yardage, and enjoyed the services of seven members of the two-time Division I champion Middlebury Union High School squad.