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His name rhymes with “block” — and that’s what he does.
Andrew Locke is the stalwart 6’10” senior center for the Middlebury College basketball team, which is enjoying great success again this year. The Panthers have won 21 games against a single loss, and have earned a ranking in the top five NCAA Division III teams in the country.
SHOREHAM — The Vermont Agency of Transportation on Monday closed the bridge on Route 74 over the Lemon Fair River in Shoreham just south of the Cornwall line.
A hole in the bridge deck was discovered by district maintenance forces early Monday morning, at which time the bridge was closed to one lane for the safety of the traveling public. Subsequent inspections revealed additional concerns with the concrete decks, and all traffic across the bridge was detoured as of 5 p.m. Monday evening.
In his 1993 article in Foreign Policy titled “The Clash of Civilizations?” Samuel Huntington posits that “in the future ... countries with large numbers of people of different civilizations ... are candidates for dismemberment.” In this context, “civilizations” are defined by language, history, religion, customs and institutions.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) will soon be in the market for a new superintendent.
The ACSU board on Wednesday, Feb. 9, voted 22-2 against renewing or extending the contract of current Superintendent Lee Sease, a move that will end his employment with the district on June 30.
It is a vote ACSU directors made after a lengthy closed-door meeting and affirms a decision the board made back in April of last year.
MIDDLEBURY — Communication is again flowing between town officials and a local family that is seeking to rekindle a small-scale hydroelectric operation at the Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury.
MONKTON — Officials in Monkton are taking a new look at how to solve the problem of lack of space in the town offices while also making for a roomier town library. They will discuss their plans and seek feedback at a meeting this Thursday evening.
ADDISON — A lively Feb. 8 Addison Central School (ACS) forum on one-board governance of Addison Northwest Supervisory Union aired both unification’s potential benefits for Addison and the objections some residents there have about the plan.
The fate of the proposed 12-member board that would own and operate the four ANwSU schools may ride on voting in Addison on March 1. All five ANwSU towns must vote yes if the proposal is to succeed.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Feb. 8 unanimously adopted a city ordinance that allows Vergennes police to write civil tickets for the possession of drug paraphernalia.
Unless a petition arises to challenge the law within 44 days from the date of adoption, it will take effect 60 days from this past Tuesday.
Vergennes police will be able to issue a $100 ticket to anyone found in possession of equipment used to inhale, ingest, produce or cultivate illegal drugs.