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MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School directors are considering a new Spanish program for next year that would fit within the parameters of the school day and ensure that young students have a foundation in a second language as they move on to secondary school.
MIDDLEBURY — Ronald Fenn has filed an appeal with the Vermont Supreme Court in an effort to pursue a 16-acre gravel pit on his family’s property off Route 116 in Middlebury.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several Addison County churches have set their schedule for special Christmas events and services.
Brandon Baptist Church will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Parish will hold a Christmas Eve service Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. There will also be a Christmas Day Mass, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.
St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at Grace Church on Route 73 in Forest Dale Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action on Tuesday, Vergennes won big at home to remain unbeaten, Mount Abraham worked overtime to defeat visiting Otter Valley, and Middlebury suffered not only its first loss, but also a key injury.
ADDISON COUNTY — Official weigh stations across Addison County handled 183 deer killed by bow hunters during the October and December bow seasons and 163 shot during the recently completed December muzzleloader season.
This total of 346 deer bagged locally during the bow and muzzleloader seasons was not the highest count in recent years, but it was very respectable (see story, Page 1A).
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/17 Harwood vs. MUHS....................... 4-1
12/17 Mill River vs. OV....................... 50-49
12/18 Harwood vs. VUHS ................... 45-25
This past weekend I watched Peter Jackson’s latest spectacle, “The Hobbit.” Though the film revels in violent action, and in that way is very different from Tolkien’s classic book of the same name, the book and film do have a few things in common.