March 27th, 2017
CHITTENDEN — Seven area skiers qualified for the culminating Nordic ski event, the Eastern High School Championships, which took place March 17-19 at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden. The event features the top 24 boys and girls high school Nordic athletes grades 9-12 from the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and New York totaling over 115 boys and 115 girls at the competition.
LEBANON, N.H. — Otter Valley Union High School running back and linebacker Brent Nickerson was the only local player named last week to the Vermont senior football team that will take on New Hampshire this summer in the 64th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.
Players from 18 schools around Vermont were selected for the Vermont squad, but no members of the Middlebury or Mount Abraham/Vergennes collective teams were chosen.
Players were nominated by their head coaches. Screening committees, chaired by the Shrine head coaches, made the final selections.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Middlebury Union High School sophomore Lacey Greenamyre recently finished speedskating for the winter. Here are some highlights from the last few weeks of her season.
On Feb. 11 and 12 Greenamyre placed 4th at U.S. Speedskating Long track Speedskating Age Group Nationals in Lake Placid, N.Y. On the 400-meter outdoor Oval there, temperatures for the age group meet was in the single digits with snow falling on and off. She was very close to the 3rd place skater in all 6 races.
3/28 Midd. vs. RIT at Syracuse...... 7:30 p.m.
4/1 Midd. at Amherst............................. Noon
3/27 Midd. at TCNJ.............................. 7 p.m.
3/29 Midd. at Franklin & Marshall....... 7 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — A proposed renovation and expansion of Middlebury’s Ilsley Library was unveiled at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting that would remove two older additions and increase the library’s square footage from around 19,000 square feet to more than 25,000 square feet.
VERGENNES — Middle of last week, Aaron Gratton, 24, was visiting his grandparents, who live at 52 Armory Lane in Vergennes, a senior housing residence.
He realized that the 150-foot path that many of the residents take to walk to the Shaw’s supermarket parking lot was inaccessible to the residents because of the large snowfall.
On his own initiative, Gratton volunteered to shovel the path, including into the parking lot.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont dairy farmers and farmworkers are in an increased state of alert as federal immigration authorities begin enforcing President Trump’s immigration policies. What the White House described as taking “the shackles off” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (known as ICE) and other agencies has resulted in shifts in policy that more aggressively target deportation of foreign workers — including farmworkers who have overstated their visas.
BRISTOL — Bristol Town Administrator Therese Kirby will not be renewing her contract when it runs out at the end of the fiscal year. Instead, Kirby, informed the selectboard late last month, she and her husband would be moving to Brookfield to be closer to friends and family and build a home there.