May 23rd, 2016
BRISTOL — Vermont Tree Goods — a new Bristol business being launched by sawyer/woodworker/entrepreneur John Monks — was literally born out of the ashes.
A devastating fire on Thanksgiving eve 2010 left Monks and his family with little more than the clothes on their backs.
For Monks, a long-time homebuilder, all that remained of the equipment he had built up over three decades were a few scaffolds.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish &Wildlife Department says deer fawns are being born this time of year and asks that people avoid disturbing or picking them up.
Most deer fawns are born in late May and the first and second weeks of June, according to Vermont deer biologist Nick Fortin.
Fortin says it is best to keep your distance because the fawn’s mother is almost always nearby. When people see a small fawn alone, they often mistakenly assume it is helpless, lost or needing to be rescued.
MONTPELIER — Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems present special considerations for firefighters. A workshop held recently at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford provided fire safety instructors with information they can use to teach local firefighters across the state about how to deal with fires on buildings equipped with solar PV systems. The workshop was jointly hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, the Vermont Public Service Department, and the Vermont Fire Academy.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team took one step closer to an undefeated regular season on Wednesday, when the Tigers edged visiting U-32, 4-3.
The 9-0 Tigers, in a battle with 13-0 South Burlington for the top seed in Division I, are set to wrap up their season by visiting Harwood on Monday. The Tigers defeated the Highlanders, 6-1, earlier this spring.
On Wednesday, the Tigers benefitted from a forfeit at No. 5 singles, but won despite playing without injured No. 2 Jon Fitzcharles, who hurt his ankle two days before.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team won twice late last week to move into third place in Division I at 10-2, percentage points behind second-place Mount Anthony (11-2).
The Tigers play three times this week as the regular season concludes, hosting South Burlington (7-6) on Tuesday before playing back-to-back road games on Thursday at Rutland (6-7) and Friday at first-place Mount Mansfield (11-2).
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury won twice to highlight area high school baseball action late last week. Meanwhile, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, and Vergennes and Otter Valley each lost twice.
On Thursday, the Tigers edged Spaulding, 5-4, a key result for their hopes of making the Division I playoffs: The two teams are battling for the final playoff spot.
EAST MONTPELIER — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team defeated host U-32 on Wednesday, 6-1, to improve to 8-6.
With one match left in the regular season, at home vs. Harwood on Monday, the Tigers have clinched a winning record heading into the Division I playoffs.
The individual match results on Wednesday were:
• At No. 1 singles, Bree Cotroneo (M) defeated Alex Hepp (U), 6-1, 6-3.
• At No. 2 singles, Claire Wulfman (M) defeated Grace Dellinger-Pate (U), 7-5, 6-3.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury split two games, Otter Valley won once in three outings, and Division III Mount Abraham and Vergennes lost to visiting D-II teams.