January 27th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Dwindling student numbers, a boost in the statewide education property tax rate and a new requirement that school districts pay for their own paraprofessionals are among factors contributing to potentially large property tax increases associated with 2014-2015 budget proposals designed to maintain current programming at Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) elementary schools.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team took an early lead on Saturday and survived a rally by host Vergennes to defeat the Commodores, 42-39, and earn the Tigers’ first win of the season, and of Coach Jen Heath’s tenure.
MIDDLEBURY — As rich cultural music from Somalia dances out of one room of the Vermont Folklife Center in downtown Middlebury, other rooms display colorful woven fabrics and crocheted lace draped from the ceiling by thin wires. In a corner, a Mac computer showing a Bosnian dance group performing captivates visiting guests.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Wednesday edged visiting Milton, 113.3-105.75, at the Middlebury Union Middle School gym.
The Tiger team was paced by Anneke Jewett, who took first place on the bars and beam and in the all-around competition, and Hannah Stoll, who won the vault.
The top four finishers in each event were:
1. Stoll, MUHS, 8.1.
2. Lindsay Wells, MUHS, 8.0.
3. Jewett, MUHS, 7.9.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team had little trouble with visiting Brattleboro on Friday evening, coasting past the Colonels, 8-0, to improve to 9-3.
The Tigers thus kept pace with the other top teams in Division II, first-place Burr & Burton (10-1-2) and third-place Northfield (10-2-1). The Tigers are ahead of Northfield because they have won more D-I games and earned more quality points, despite losing to the Raiders this winter, as they have to the Bulldogs.
MIDDLEBURY — A refrigerant leak from a cooling system at Hannaford Supermarket in Middlebury released a gas that caused at least four employees to become ill and also prompted the store to close for most of Thursday morning, Jan. 23, according to emergency responders that included members of a state Vermont Hazardous Materials Response Team.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won twice last week to improve its record to 7-4 and stretch its winning streak to five games.
On Wednesday, Justin Stone scored three times as the Tigers outpaced host Harwood, 6-2, after taking a 6-0 lead. Keenan Bartlett (two assists), Devin Dwire (assist) and Kevin Galenkamp (assist) chipped in a goal apiece for MUHS. Nick Audet had two assists, Jordan Stearns helped set up one goal, and goalie Sawyer Ryan stopped 16 shots.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/22 MUHS Boys vs. Harwood ............... 6-2
1/24 MUHS Girls vs. Brattleboro ............ 8-0
1/24 MUHS Boys vs. Burlington ............. 5-0
1/24 OV vs. Leland & Gray ................ 66-55