Archive - 2013
This week’s writer is Kelly Stoddard, director of government relations and advocacy in Vermont for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
BRISTOL — After all the caps fly into the air at Mount Abraham Union High School this Saturday, the members of its graduating senior class will scatter to various locations in pursuit of jobs, travel or further education.
One will travel farther than most. Jan Liegmann, Mount Abe’s only exchange student this year, will be returning to his home country of Switzerland in June.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College campus on Tuesday said goodbye to a prominent feature of its athletic complex — the Bubble.
The 40,640-square-foot air-filled structure was inflated in 2002 as a temporary home for the Panther squash courts and other athletic facilities. Workers deflated it Tuesday as work moves forward on two significant new structures in the complex.
WEYBRIDGE — Most students yearn for that final school bell to ring in June, signaling the start of summer vacation.
But for Weybridge’s Alexia Hernandez, the summer simply ushers in new opportunities for academic pursuits. This year, it’s a Latin culture and language camp that the 16-year-old will be teaching for free at Weybridge Elementary School from July 8 to 19.
MONKTON — Once again, it’s back to the drawing board for Vermont Gas Systems and the town of Monkton.
After several hours of impassioned discussion at a special meeting on Monday night, Monkton’s selectboard rejected a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated between VGS officials and Monkton Selectmen John Phillips and Stephen Pilcher by a 3-2 vote, with Phillips and Pilcher dissenting. Around 70 citizens attended the meeting.
MIDDLEBURY — An engineering firm within the next few weeks will recommend a “preferred” method of dealing with Middlebury’s two deteriorating downtown railroad overpasses, a project that will be selected from a list of six options ranging from doing nothing to replacing the spans with a concrete tunnel at a cost of around $17.4 million.