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September 15th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Lynn Coale harkened back to late 2001, when he applied — almost as a lark — to become director of the Patricia Hannaford Career Center (PHCC). He was finishing his Ph.D. studies and checking out career opportunities in school administration.
But neither Coale nor his family truly thought they would consider leaving their native Wyoming, where they had accumulated great friends and business contacts.
SALISBURY — Area residents have been uttering some choice adjectives to sum up their emotions about the blaze this past Saturday that destroyed the historic covered bridge spanning the Otter Creek between Salisbury and Cornwall.
And “sickening,” as voiced by Irene Barna, secretary of the Vermont Covered Bridges Society.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Tuesday cited 12 people — including a member of the local clergy and a Middlebury town official — with unlawful trespass after they stood in the way of construction on a New Haven segment of the Addison County natural gas pipeline.
Organizers of the natural gas pipeline blockade said they took the action to show solidarity with efforts by Native Americans and allies in North and South Dakota who are trying to block construction of an oil pipeline there.
Typically in an interview, the reporter asks a question and the subject answers (as best they can anyway). Well, that’s not how it happened last week when I interviewed Mark Lavoie on the phone. I (the reporter) asked the questions and Lavoie (the subject) answered through his harmonica. No joke, he played several different riffs and diddies in place of sentences and explanations.
Cool, yes. But how am I going to put these sounds into words?
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team couldn’t convert their many chances vs. visiting Mill River on Tuesday, while the Minutemen took advantage of one Tiger defensive lapse.
As a result, Mill River (3-0-1) escaped Fucile Field with a 1-0 victory despite the Tigers’ edge in play and territory, which can be fairly seen in their advantages of 22-8 in shots at goal and 10-4 in shots on goal.
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team opened the season last week with a pair of victories, one at home and one on the road. The Panthers host NESCAC rival Amherst at noon on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Panthers edged host Connecticut, 1-0, in a NESCAC match.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school girls’ soccer action earlier this week, Mount Abraham broke through for its first win, Otter Valley lost on the road, and Vergennes settled for a tie away from home. Middlebury hosted Mill River on Tuesday (see story on Page 1B).
Local boys’ soccer teams played on Wednesday after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
Want Jobs? Vote for Clean Water
With election day fast approaching, we are certain to hear more about “jobs,” “growing economic opportunity” and “building a stronger economy” from candidates for office at all levels. As we should. There is only one problem. How do we attract and retain employers, and with them jobs, if we do not invest in drinking water and wastewater treatment? Short answer: We don’t.