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May 10th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Community Athletics Foundation (ACAF) has hired Ken Schoen as a part-time program coordinator for Middlebury Indoor Tennis. He will oversee current programs and will lead efforts to expand programming for youth and others in the community.
MIDDLEBURY — The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced that Emily J. Joselson of Middlebury, a partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, is one of 83 newly elected members joining outstanding judges, lawyers, and law professors from 28 states and the District of Columbia.
The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.
MONTPELIER — The Senate Natural Resources & Energy Committee has passed out a bill that would among other things set up minimum setback requirements for solar energy projects and require the Vermont Public Service Board to ensure the projects comply with screening requirements that would be established by host communities.
VERGENNES — Vergennes residents this past Tuesday, by a 4-1 margin, backed adding a first-floor room to the Vergennes Opera House’s lease in City Hall.
By a 359-89 tally on May 5, voters gave the Vergennes City Council permission to amend the 2003 lease the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House Inc. signed with the city to include “the so-called ticket booth.” That vote was held in conjunction with the second vote on a Vergennes Union High School budget proposal.
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime English teacher Richard “Doc” Seubert has become part of the commencement tradition at Middlebury Union High School, assisting with graduation rehearsal and Project Graduation.
Next month, he’ll be among those passing on to the next phase of life.
“I’m finally going to be able to graduate,” Seubert said with a broad smile. “And the beat will go on.”
He has certainly earned it, after 44 years as an MUHS educator.
MIDDLEBURY — Michele Forman was three years old when she knew she wanted to be a teacher. She recalled enviously watching her five-year-old sister go to school in the morning. When she came home in the afternoon, big sister would play teacher and Michele would assume the role of student.
“I always wanted to be the teacher,” Forman said.
And wow, did her dream come true.
MIDDLEBURY — The Lazarus building that borders Printer’s Alley on Middlebury’s Main Street was a no-man’s land for the final few years of its existence, as it had been vacated in anticipation of its removal, which occurred this past January.
ADDISON COUNTY — The improving Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team came up short of its second win on Thursday, but two Tigers earned their first-ever singles wins as the squad fell to visiting BFA-St. Albans, 5-2.
Also on Thursday, the Tiger girls’ team kept rolling, edging host BFA-St. Albans, 4-3, to improve to 7-1, but the OV girls were unable to earn their second win of the spring, falling to visiting Division II power Woodstock, 7-0.