February 18th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team pulled away down the stretch of Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal vs. Wesleyan to win, 61-49, and potentially set up rematches with both teams that have defeated the Panthers this winter.
Give Progressives in Montpelier an A-plus for consistency in their appeal to add more taxes on the rich, and a D- for their failure to advance budget ideas that stimulate growth and get a handle on state spending.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host its 90th annual winter carnival this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. The Nordic races will be contested at the Rikert Nordic Center on the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, while the alpine events will be held at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl up Route 125 in Hancock.
Each January, teachers and students at the Lincoln Community School dive into an intensive month-long study of a culture different from their own. The tradition has carried on for eight years; in the past, students have learned about China, Ghana and many other cultures.
BRISTOL — With the first of two bond votes slated for Town Meeting Day, public discussion about a proposed upgrade to the Bristol Fire Department’s North Street facility is beginning in earnest.
Bristol residents said there have been significant neighbor-to-neighbor conversations on the proposed major expansion of the firehouse, with some taking sides on preliminary plans that would add 10,000 square feet of space to the 116-year-old building at a cost approaching $2 million.
BRISTOL — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday at a legislative luncheon in Bristol urged Addison County residents and their legislative delegation to support his public education reform agenda in the next two legislative sessions.
He said that maintaining the status quo will leave future generations of Vermonters unable to compete in the regional or global economies.