Archive - Oct 2012
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School field hockey team got off to a promising start in Friday’s Senior Day game against visiting Mount Mansfield, but it was the Cougars who made the most of their scoring chances in what ended up as a 5-1 contest.
The Tigers controlled play for most of the first 20 minutes, earned four first-half penalty corners to the Cougars’ one, and forced Cougar coach Paige Manning into calling a timeout at 20:28 to rally her troops.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Folklife Center will show “Los Que Se Quedan” (“Those Who Remain”) on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The documentary film by Juan Carlos Rulfo and Carlos Hagerman focuses on families left behind in Mexico by migrants to the United States.
VERGENNES — Reintegration after deployment can be stressful for a military family, especially for kids who may experience anxiety and need assistance to cope during what can be a long adjustment period as their lives begin to return to normal at home and school.
CHARLOTTE — Vergennes resident Doug Hartwell this week will introduce the first product of his new company, Bitybean, at a trade show in Louisville, Ky.
On Oct. 14-17, the Charlotte-based startup company will launch its simple, lightweight baby carrier at the All Baby and Child Expo in Louisville. The carrier is a finalist for a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association 2012 Innovation award at the show.
MIDDLEBURY — As part of its periodic school accreditation process, Middlebury Union High School will host 16 educators for an on-site evaluation on Oct. 28-31. MUHS Principal William Lawson said the evaluation visit will be conducted under the direction of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The visiting committee will be chaired by Joseph Damplo, a retired media services professional from Wellesley, Mass. He has had extensive experience in the association’s evaluation process.
Authorities are investigating an incident at a soccer jamboree at Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday, Oct 13 during which an out-of-control SUV made its way onto a playing field and injured several children. The extent of the children's injuries remained unknown as of Saturday mid-afternoon. The Independent will update this story as more details become available from police.
BRANDON — In the wake of two fatal human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, area legislators who came to the monthly meeting of the Brandon Leicester Salisbury Goshen Mosquito District here last week said they hope to move quickly to drum up funding for mosquito control.
State funding of mosquito surveillance has been cut to the point where it pays only for the one state employee who does all of the testing for mosquito-borne viruses, or arboviruses, like EEE and West Nile Virus in Vermont.
VERMONT — Proposed changes to Vermont’s maple syrup grading system are stirring up controversy in the sugaring community.
The changes, which would implement a new set of international grading standards that are consistent across state and national boundaries, are supported by those who feel it will make Vermont syrup more competitive on a bigger world stage. But others say Vermont’s already got the upper hand, and a change in labeling would not help the Vermont brand.