Archive - Jun 2009
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team achieved a key preseason goal on Friday, and made history for the two-year-old varsity program.
In a game moved to Middlebury College’s turf field because of wet grounds at VUHS, the Commodores defeated St. Johnsbury, 10-6, to improve to 8-7 and post the program’s first winning varsity season.
The Commodores did that despite having only 15 players on their roster, graduating 10 seniors, and fighting through a rash of injuries, including the early-season loss of starting goalie Seth Stone.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday will begin reviewing a draft 2009-2010 city budget prepared by City Manager Mel Hawley. Hawley said if adopted, the budget would not raise the municipal portion of the city’s property tax rate.
He will present at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday a roughly $1.53 million spending plan that cuts almost $16,500 from current spending levels. The budget does not include the city’s sewer budget, which is supported by user fees.
MIDDLEBURY — Professional singers from all over the country descend on Middlebury this month for a fully staged production of “The Barber of Seville.” Rossini’s comic masterpiece is presented by the Opera Company of Middlebury, now in its sixth season.
The first performance is at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 5, with a 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, matinee. There will be additional performances on Tuesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 11.
After last year’s sold-out success with “La Bohème,” the company wanted to try something fun.
By JOHN FLOWERS
WEYBRIDGE — Nine-year-old Matt Ouellette was scoping out his grandfather’s barn at Weybridge Farms last year when he spotted something quite ordinary, but quite interesting. It was an old, discarded lawnmower.
In it he saw some great potential.
“I thought I’d convert it into a solar car,” Matt, a third grader at Weybridge Elementary, said.