Archive - May 7, 2012
BRANDON — There has been a surprise changing of the guard at the Lake Dunmore Hose Company in Brandon, as Eric Mallory was elected Brandon fire chief, replacing longtime Chief Bob Kilpeck.
The vote took place at the fire department’s April 25 bi-annual meeting. Mallory was nominated from the floor and voted in by the majority.
“I’m flattered by it, and I’ll give it my best,” Mallory said.
In 1986 it was estimated that the cost of obesity in the United States amounted to about 5 percent of total health care spending. Today, that figure has more than tripled to 15 percent, meaning it costs us $350 billion a year to treat.
That’s bad enough. Worse is the prospect that the costs will continue to escalate and that Type 2 diabetes is becoming prevalent among children and teens.
VERGENNES — There’s no older adage in baseball than pitching and defense wins games.
The Vergennes Union High School baseball team has Exhibit A to prove it’s true: The Commodores’ 1-0 win over visiting Missisquoi on Thursday.
Junior pitcher Devin Hayes tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out 11 and walking none, while his teammates played flawlessly in the field.
MIDDLEBURY — The Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury voted on Sunday, April 22, to call as its next settled minister the Rev. Barnaby J. Feder of Montclair, N.J. Feder succeeds the congregation’s interim minister, the Rev. Emily Melcher, and will begin work on Aug. 1, 2012.