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February 11th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham rolled past Middlebury to highlight local high school girls’ basketball action late last week. In other games, South Burlington continued its late-season surge by defeating Vergennes, while Otter Valley’s Friday home date with Leland & Gray was postponed until Feb. 28.
The Division II Otters are 6-7 after winning two of their past three games, all against D-I foes. They are scheduled to host Springfield on Tuesday and visit Fair Haven on Friday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/6 MUHS vs. Brattleboro......................... 4-0
2/9 MUHS vs. Rutland...................... 2-1 (OT)
2/6 Rutland vs. MUHS ............................. 9-3
2/9 Shaker Colonie vs. MUHS ................. 4-1
No one likes the tax that bites them.
So it is that when Gov. Peter Shumlin proposed in his budget address putting a 10 percent tax on break-open tickets, those few who knew what he was talking about immediately got their dander up and have been railing about it for the past two weeks.
At least now most Vermonters know what the tax would target and why — but we’re all just learning the full consequence.
BRANDON — Brandon may be the site of the next medical marijuana dispensary in the state of Vermont.
Alexandra Ford of Rutland County Organics has been in negotiation with Chuck Mitchell Properties regarding the lease of a 6,700-square-foot building at 84 Lover’s Lane in Brandon. Built in 2008, the structure housed a wood furniture manufacturing facility operated by Mitchell until late last year.
FERRISBURGH — Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Ferrisburgh Republican Warren Van Wyck to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, in the Addison-3 House district.
MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s latest transportation budget envisions a cost of $9,013,833 for replacement of the deteriorating bridges that carry Main Street and Merchants Row over the railroad tracks in downtown Middlebury. Construction is anticipated sometime within fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.
VERGENNES — As the city of Vergennes considers building a new police station, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel has shared additional details about a proposed new police station in Hinesburg, which has been used as a point of comparison to Vergennes’ plans.