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Tigers Edge BFA In 34-27 Thriller To Go 9-0
By Mike Cameron
    The Bellows Free Academy Bob Whites  were in town for a 7 p.m. contest with the MHUS Tigers on Friday night October 26th, 2007.  It would be the final game of the season for both teams who were moving in totally opposite directions.  
    For the Bobwhites it had been a disappointing season in 2007.  The Tigers were riding high.  
    BFA was upset minded and almost pulled off the win of the year in Division 1 High School Football.
    In a game that saw everything including a streaker who ran the length of the field and off into the night in the second half, this one was explosive all night long.
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A Conversation With Artist Bill Holway
By Larry Johnson
    Bill Holway definitely listens to the beat of a different drummer. Born in Rutland, Vermont in 1931, Bill was destined to become an artist and an informal teacher of art. He is an artist in residence at Kennedy Brothers in Vergennes and spends seven to eight hours a day, six and seven days a week, practicing his art in the upstairs’ gallery, surrounded by examples of contemporary art of all kinds by local artists.
     Bill finished his freshman year at Rutland High School and then transferred to the Vilas School in Alstead, New Hampshire, where he completed his sophomore and junior years. He again transferred, and this time to Mt. Herman where he spent the next semester. Temporarily tired of school, Bill then hitchhiked across the United States to Los Angeles, working his way to the West Coast. Along the way, he took various jobs and once in California aligned himself with the Riverside Congregational Church. It was here that Bill found himself acting a minor role in a play, whose main Character Vincent Price, was playing the part of God.
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Train Derailment
By Mike Cameron
    The investigation into last weeks train derailment in Middlebury continues.  The Monday afternoon incident 10-23-07 forced the evacuation of 30 downtown streets sending scores of residents and business employees to more safe locations away from the accident scene.  Area schools were also closed shortly after the accident as a further precaution.
   At approximately 2 p.m. a north bound Vermont Railways freight train left the tracks along the rail line just off So. Pleasant Street in the village.  Eighteen cars derailed, fourteen of the cars were tankers and each tanker  was capable of carrying 20,000 gallons of gasoline.  Some  reportedly contained fuel oil according to authorities at the scene.
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