June 5th, 2014
WEST HAVEN — After a defeat five days earlier in the Vermont State Championship opener at his hometown track, Thunder Road, Nick Sweet of Barre came back to win the People’s United Bank 100 at the Devil’s Bowl track in West Haven on Friday, leading every lap of the race.
Bristol’s Josh Masterson was seventh in that race.
Sweet’s win headlined a list of winners that included Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville, N.Y., Robert Gordon from Milton, and Chris LaVair of Gabriels, N.Y.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury College All-American and three-sport Middlebury Union High School standout Kate Perine Livesay has been named Middlebury College’s new women’s lacrosse assistant coach.
Livesay’s hire, made public on May 29, came two days after longtime Panther head coach Missy Foote announced she would retire as the head coach of the program at the end of the 2015 season.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series.
ADDISON COUNTY — Climate change has forced Addison County farmers and sugarmakers to rethink the way they do business, amid worries that increasing temperatures and precipitation threaten Vermont’s backbone industries.
MIDDLEBURY — Replacement work on the railroad overpasses on Merchants Row and Main Street in downtown Middlebury has been pushed back to next spring, in light of some design changes and logistical challenges associated with the $18 million project.
SALISBURY — “It’s a spoonbill!”
Thus exclaimed Sophia Boise excitedly, as she dipped a slotted ladle into a bucket filled with water, reeds, sand and plastic bugs.
ADDISON COUNTY — Sunny skies and moderate temperatures make Monday a perfect day for a bike ride, and Cornwall 11-year-old Griffin Schneider did pedal his bike to school — actually to four schools.
Accompanied by his parents and Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows, Griffin Schneider pedaled some 30 miles around Addison County to raise awareness for World Bicycle Relief and to encourage other students to consider new ways of getting to school.
MIDDLEBURY — Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon this spring, Dan Briggs had track practice. For the 18-year-old from Addison this was a new experience.
Briggs was born with spina bifida, a congenital spinal disorder that requires him to wear leg braces and keeps him from running or walking long distances.
But when he decided he wanted to join his school’s running club, program instructors, community members and his teammates came together in an extraordinary way to make his dream a reality.
As the deadline for filing for political office in Vermont nears its June 12 cutoff, the Vermont Republican party is largely missing in action. A gubernatorial candidate is yet to be named. No notable party leaders have stepped to the fore for down-party offices, and while there is talk about working to take legislative seats, there has been little action. By comparison, the Progressive Party’s filing for 21 statewide seats and offices is far more impressive and makes the GOP look weak and disorganized.