March 25th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — When the track and field season begins at the Middlebury Union Middle School this spring a handful of athletes started out in a little better shape than they might have, thanks to an informal winter running program.
At the end of last fall’s cross-country season a group of the athletes felt that they had built up a good base of fitness and didn’t want it to atrophy over the winter. So they asked their coaches, Wendy Hollander and Karen Morris, if they would continue practices over the course of the winter.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College senior alpine skier and Toronto, Canada, native David Donaldson has earned himself a starting spot on the Canadian team in every FIS World Cup giant slalom race next winter.
Donaldson recently capped off the most impressive winter of competition for any Eastern collegiate skier by placing second in the Audi Coupe Nor-Am Cup giant slalom standings.
3/19 Midd. vs. RPI.................................. 12-8
3/23 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ...................... 18-5
3/19 Midd. vs. St. Lawrence ................. 11-4
3/23 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ........................ 7-6
NCAA D-III Elite 8 in Salem, VA
BRISTOL — On Feb. 28 Bristol police received a report from a Kountry Trailer Park resident who saw a dog belonging to another resident bite and injure a child.
Police investigated and found out that the family had taken the child to Porter Hospital, where he got 11-12 stitches in his right arm. The dog, the subject of at least two prior bite complaints, was seized for observation as it did not have a current rabies certificate.
ADDISON COUNTY — During the week of March 24, Vermont State Police along with local and county law enforcement agencies will be conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout Addison County.
Senior Trooper Joseph Szarejko said the purpose of the checkpoints is to identify and remove impaired drivers in an effort to reduce traffic collisions and to promote highway safety.
SHOREHAM — The District 9 Environmental Commission on Friday, March 22, began receiving testimony on WhistlePig’s proposed rye whiskey distillery that would be located off Quiet Valley Road in Shoreham. The hearing is part of the process of getting an Act 250 permit.
BRISTOL — Local lawmakers were poised this week to vote on several tax initiatives aimed at improving the state’s road and bridges and backfilling federal dollars for health care and other services.
Lawmakers commented on those challenges at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall. Chief among those tax proposals: A plan to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 2 percent this year and next year.