April 22nd, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The UD-3 school board has begun to discuss ways of streamlining Middlebury Union high and middle schools’ staffing, programs and facilities in anticipation of a student body that’s pegged to decline substantially during the next four years.
BRISTOL — The One World Library Project, located at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol, will present “Understanding Nicaragua’s Struggle with Poverty” on Thursday, April 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. Alex Tuck and Isabel Gamm, co-founders of the Vermont-based nonprofit organization People Helping People Global, will give a talk and head a discussion about the extreme poverty in Nicaragua and how PHPG is working to eliminate it.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Senate Government Operations Committee last Wednesday unanimously approved the Search and Rescue Bill, H.182, clearing the way for its passage in the full Senate as early as this week. However, the Vermont House must approve amendments made by the Senate committee before the new search and rescue protocol can be signed into law by the governor.
ADDISON COUNTY — Last year’s maple sugaring season may have ranked among the worst in recent memory. But in 2013, Mother Nature delivered in spades.
“This year broke all records,” said Tom Audet of Ledge Haven Farm in Orwell. “In quantity, quality and length of season, it was just a record breaker.”
Like Audet, sugarmakers across the county are reporting a record season.
MIDDLEBURY — State and county prosecutors have cleared two Middlebury police offices of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man during an armed standoff on Case Street in Middlebury last Oct. 4.
Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster and Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Friday that they had completed separate, independent reviews of the shooting of George Demarais.
MIDDLEBURY — James Balog, the famed photographer featured in the highly acclaimed climate change documentary “Chasing Ice,” will visit Middlebury College to present a screening of the film on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Balog will give a brief presentation of his work before the movie is shown and be available for questions afterward. The event is free and open to the public.
MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School in Middlebury on March 22 celebrated its 33rd annual Collar Day. Collar Day became an Elizabethan custom after Queen Elizabeth I first commanded her court to dress up and then presented them with awards.