November 4th, 2011
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widespread opposition from public interest groups and nationwide media scrutiny, the DOJ on Thursday (that's today) rescinded its proposal.
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles focusing on the changing role of information technology in various sectors. The series looks beyond the push for universal broadband, asking how Internet access and the advances of technology are changing life in Addison County.
ADDISON COUNTY — College lectures that take place anywhere, any time on YouTube? A history class graded based on student-built electronic games rather than papers? An app that functions as a course textbook?
BRISTOL — Teachers in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, who threatened to strike last February before accepting a short-term contract imposed by the ANeSU school board, have taken contract negotiations to the next level.
The Addison Northeast Education Association teachers union, known as the ANEDA, last week called for an impasse in the negotiations, which essentially means the union feels a third-party mediator is necessary.
NEW HAVEN — Little did John Palmer realize in the early ’80s that his daughter’s 4-H project, raising 20 turkeys from the basement of the family’s Monkton home, would grow into one of the state’s leading poultry operations.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) board on Nov. 9 will vote on an updated regional plan that includes a complete re-write of the natural resources section.
The county’s regional plan is designed to be a forward thinking document charting transportation, housing, natural resources, economic, land use and utilities/facilities priorities. By state statute, the document must be revised every eight years. Until recently, it was every five years.
SALSIBURY — Salisbury residents have given their municipal planners some food for thought as they prepare revisions to the community’s town plan.
The Salisbury Planning Commission is currently interpreting the results of a town-wide survey that sought residents’ opinions on issues ranging from the future of the municipal landfill to the health of Lake Dunmore.