November 7th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — The Porter Medical Center (PMC) board is looking forward to getting countywide feedback on its services through a new survey that will be offered electronically to many hundreds of local health care consumers and workers during the coming weeks.
MIDDLEBURY — When Megan Nesbeth graduated from Middlebury College last spring, she didn’t know exactly what the next year would hold. Now, still living in Middlebury, she’s accepted a job with the Institute for Democratic Education in America, or IDEA, a national nonprofit that aims to transform public education. The future still isn’t totally clear, but both IDEA and Nesbeth have high hopes for the initiatives.
Two years after the forced closing and demolition of the Champlain Bridge, thousands of area residents have a vastly deeper appreciation of how bridges connect our lives — physically as well as socially.
MIDDLEBURY —Addison County State’s Attorney David R. Fenster confirmed on Friday that he will not prosecute the driver of an Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus that struck and fatally injured a Washington, D.C., resident in downtown Middlebury on Aug. 10.
BURLINGTON — As the adage tells it, defense wins championships.
In Saturday’s Division I final at the University of Vermont, the Middlebury Union High School field hockey team provided more evidence of its truth.
Not only did No. 3 MUHS blank a top-seeded South Burlington team seeking its fifth title in seven years and averaging 3.6 goals per game this fall, but junior sweeper Tiffany Danyow also scored the game’s only goal in the Tigers’ 1-0 win.
A PARADE OF 400 children led by downtown merchant Nacie Dunn at the fourth annual Spooktacular on the Middlebury green last Saturday afternoon. The event, organized by the Better Middlebury Partnership, drew 1,100 people to the green for games, submissions to a time capsule and lots of comparisons of fantastic costumes, before the kids march down Main Street for Trick-or-Treating.
MILTON — The top-seeded Milton girls’ soccer team on Wednesday fought off pesky No. 12 Vergennes team, 4-1, and punch its ticket to a fourth consecutive Division II championship game.
Brooke Phillips put Milton (15-1-1) up early in the first half and Jenna Morrissey, Paige Johnson and Ashley Lauziere added second-half goals after the No. 12 Commodores (5-11-1) tied it up on midfielder Lily Haigis’ second-half free kick.
Milton faced No. 2 Hartford (13-3-1) in Saturday’s final.
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Today's paper included a Clippings column headlined "Fed action would leave citizens in the dark," prompted by a recent Department of Justice proposal to permit federal agencies to deny a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act by lying about the existence of records.
After widespread opposition from public interest groups and nationwide media scrutiny, the DOJ on Thursday (that's today) rescinded its proposal.