September 21st, 2015
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police Trooper Kyle Young died on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 17, following a medical event during training at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho.
Young, a 28-year-old Monkton resident, was assigned to the New Haven Barracks and thus provided law enforcement services throughout Addison County.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) will host a Climate Revival on Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Middlebury town green and at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
“We hope this interfaith festival emboldens our efforts to care for creation,” said the Rev. Daniel Cooperrider, pastor at the Weybridge Congregational Church and convener of the new group. “We are adapting elements of a classic religious tent revival meeting toward stirring people to deepen their commitment to earth stewardship.”
VERMONT — Many people are not aware that the “tick season” in Vermont lasts from spring until late fall.
Just like mosquitoes, ticks are now a common nuisance in the Green Mountain State. Tick season typically lasts from April through October, but can extend further — particularly if the fall and winter months are warmer than usual. Fortunately there are a number of successful methods you can use to prevent tick bites.
BRISTOL — The last weekend of September will be a busy one in Bristol, with two events bringing visitors and area residents to downtown Bristol. The Bristol Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, on the green, and the Better L8 Than Never Car Show will be held the next day, Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Bristol Recreation Field.
HANCOCK — Hancock residents are being asked to gather on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to decide whether to invest around $100,000 into key repairs to their historic town hall building off Route 100.
“The biggest thing is the foundation needs work,” said Hancock Selectwoman Shelley Twitchell. “It hasn’t been tended to like it should have been and it is beginning to crumble.”
MIDDLEBURY — Friday’s game between the Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high school boys’ soccer teams began and ended with Eagle goals, and the second came from senior Dylan Weaver in double overtime and gave the visiting Eagles a 2-1 victory and a 4-1 record.
In between, the 0-4-1 Tigers had more shots on goal and, as Eagle Coach Mike Corey told Tiger Coach Reeves Livesay afterward, probably the better chances in the tightly contested game.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Otter Valley kept up its winning ways, but other teams all lost close games to tough competition.