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January 14th, 2013
MONKTON — Cars filled the parking lot of the Monkton Firehouse and lined the shoulder of States Prison Hollow Road for some distance in either direction last Thursday evening. Inside, the building was filled to capacity with citizens ready to give senior management from Vermont Gas Systems a piece of their mind about the South Burlington company’s proposed route for a natural gas pipeline.
VERGENNES — While Ferrisburgh continues with a cautious approach to a solar array on town property that some estimate could net the town a half-million dollars over the next two decades, the city of Vergennes has jumped in and put making a similar deal on the fast track.
MIDDLEBURY — In the cold depths of winter, people have long turned to indoor pastimes. But recently, two traditional Canadian games have made a steady rise in popularity on this side of the northern border, right here in Vermont — say hello to “Crokinole” and “Pitchnut.”
MIDDLEBURY — Patrick Reen can officially take the word “interim” off his title as principal of Middlebury Union Middle School. Reen recently signed a two-year contract to serve as the school’s leader following a search that drew 36 applicants.
MIDDLEBURY — The Rude Mechs, an acclaimed Austin, Texas-based ensemble theater company, will come to Middlebury College for two performances of their play “The Method Gun” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College next week will hold a symposium to discuss the college’s endowment policies and practices. The 90-minute panel, to be held on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCullough Social Space, is to be the first in a series of talks about the endowment to address the possibility of reinvesting elsewhere the $32 million of the endowment that is currently invested in fossil fuel companies.
MONTPELIER (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his second inaugural address Thursday almost entirely to education, calling for stronger high school math requirements and college tuition breaks for science, technology and math students.
“Success in the new economy depends on an educated workforce with skills beyond high school in science, computer technology, engineering and math,” the Democratic governor told a House chamber packed with lawmakers, state officials, Vermont’s congressional delegation and others.
TIGER SENIOR TREVOR Emilo breaks through two Rice defenders during Saturday’s game in Middlebury. The Tigers lost the game, 3-1. That followed a 1-1 tie vs. Essex on the previous Wednesday.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell