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November 2nd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The highly successful Sister-to-Sister program at Middlebury College is hosting its 12th summit for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at Kirk Alumni Center on the college campus.
VERGENNES — The Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution took part in the National DAR Day of Service on Oct. 11 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the local Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter made warm fleece blankets for the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.
VERGENNES — The third effort to unify governance of Vergennes-area schools formally kicked off this past Wednesday, when about 20 residents met at Vergennes Union High School with the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Study Committee that must create a unification plan by the end of the year.
Act 46, made law this past spring by the Vermont Legislature, offers financial benefits to school districts that unify before this coming July.
VERMONT — The Vermont State Police, at the request of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said last week that troopers will be conducting work zone enforcement statewide.
Construction workers statewide are reporting an alarming number of motor vehicle operators using electronic devices while driving within the work zone, VSP spokesman Scott Waterman said. In some instances workers have lost count of the number of operators on their electronic devices.
MIDDLEBURY — A Vermont student’s campaign to help her local honeybee population has earned her the highly coveted Girl Scout Gold Award. Carolyn Balparda, a senior at Middlebury Union High School, said her goal is to educate her neighbors and peers, while working to make Addison County more hospitable to honeybees.
BRISTOL — It’s 7 p.m. on a Tuesday night in the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium, and rehearsal is about to begin. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas with their stratospheric budgets and their Hollywood casts of thousands would eat their hearts out!
BURLINGTON — Field hockey titles are typically built on tough defense, good goaltending and timely scoring.
Meet the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team, the 2015 Division II champions.
On Saturday, despite the best efforts of a determined No. 4 Mount Abraham squad that lived in the OV circle for much of D-II final at the University of Vermont, the No. 2 Otters won, 1-0.
This week’s writer is Duane Peterson, co-president of the Waterbury solar power company SunCommon.