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July 14th, 2016
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs on Tuesday swamped St. Albans, 301-156, at the Vergennes city pool for their second victory in three Champlain Valley Swim League outings.
Allison Croke led Vergennes by sweeping all four 12-and-under girls’ races.
Three Champ boys won three races each: U-10 swimmer Ethan Croke, U-12 swimmer Carson Hoffman and U-14 swimmer Nathan Viera.
MIDDLEBURY — After 13 years as chief financial officer and head of operations at Middlebury College, Patrick Norton has accepted the position of chief operating officer at Tulane University in New Orleans. Norton has been an active member of both the Middlebury College and town communities, serving as a long-time member of the Porter Medical Center board.
Laurie L. Patton, president of Middlebury College, announced Norton’s departure in late May to college faculty and staff, thanking him for his contributions over the years.
CHARLOTTE — As work now is starting in earnest this week to pave Route 7 between Middlebury and New Haven Junction, another Route 7 project is also beginning that will have an impact on those who head north to Chittenden County from Addison County.
This week, contractors were starting to lay the groundwork for a rebuild of a roughly three-mile stretch of Route 7 that runs from the Ferrisburgh-Charlotte town line northward. Some traffic delays are expected, although as part of the project two-lane detours are planned.
BRANDON — A Rutland Superior Court judge has ordered Brandon dairy farmers William and Robin Hanfield to fix an overflowing manure pit and pay a $24,750 fine for violating Vermont’s water pollution laws and agricultural practice regulations.
PITTSFORD — The email was simple enough — “Patrick Daly of Pittsford will be competing in the USA Sport Climbing National Competition in Atlanta, Ga., on July 14-18.”
And then there was the photo.
Patrick Daly is nine years old. And he’s been climbing for six years.
“His older brother Michael climbed competitively for six years,” explained Patrick’s mother, Margaret, in a phone interview Saturday. “I just took Patrick along to the climbing center and he started climbing, too.”
RIPTON — Over the last two summers, four hearty Ripton kids have trekked a whopping total of 84 miles on the Long Trail, finishing at the Canadian Border.
They reached the northern terminus of the trail in North Troy on June 27. The 8-12-year-old mountaineers are looking to finish the trail in the coming summers.
ORWELL — Have you been researching your family history and wondering where to go next? What do you do with all your notes? Joanna Tebbs Young will lead a workshop, titled “Turning your Genealogical Research into a Narrative,” on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s lacrosse coach has been named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Coach of the Year, an honor that followed her recognition as the IWLCA Pilgrim Region Coach of the Year.
Kate Perine Livesay, a graduate of Middlebury College in 2003 and Middlebury Union High School in 1998, also earned the IWLCA national honor while heading the Trinity College lax program in 2012.