May 17th, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — Change looks to be on the horizon for Middlebury College’s gendered housing policies.
On Sunday, May 2, as the school year began to wind down, Elizabeth King, Joey Radu and first-year student senator Tony Huynh went before the college’s Student Government Association (SGA) with the Rooming Choice Act, which resolves to push for revisions to the college’s housing policy.
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County orchardists and fruit growers are assessing the damage to their crops after a cold snap swept through the region last week, but most are saying its too early to know how temperatures that dipped well into the 20s early on May 11 could affect the region’s harvest.
The cold weather was worrisome to fruit growers because frostbitten blossoms could kill the chance of fruit developing later in the season. By and large, though, orchardists in the region were optimistic after last week’s frost.
VERGENNES — In an annual goal-setting session at last week’s Vergennes city council meeting, Alderman David Austin suggested that the city look to form an economic development committee that could work to improve the area’s business climate and offer support and information to potential new ventures.
“I think we really need a local economic development committee,” said Austin, a Main Street business and property owner. “I continue to believe there is economic opportunity here in Vergennes.”
VERGENNES — In addition to discussing goals of each alderman, Vergennes City Council members at last Tuesday’s meeting:
SHOREHAM — Beatrice Parwatikar has been active in the fight against global poverty and warfare for many years.
The Shoreham resident, who has had a hand in many social justice movements, both global and local, on April 14 delivered a petition for the global grassroots advocacy campaign ONE to Vermont’s two U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, at a presentation in Burlington.
MONTPELIER — There were no specific Addison County earmarks in the $74.8 million capital spending bill passed by the Vermont Legislature last week to rival the nearly $7 million appropriated for the courthouse and state office building in Bennington. But Middlebury and the surrounding towns will get some boost from the new law, which was passed last Wednesday on the final day of the Legislative session.
Note to voters: Vermont State Auditor Tom Salmon has a hot temper, is crude, doesn’t think doing things that are illegal is any big deal, and is not very smart.
But don’t take my word for it.
You be the judge.
MIDDLEBURY — Saturday’s home game offered highlights for the Middlebury Union High School baseball team, but two bad innings for the Tigers allowed Champlain Valley to break open a 1-0 game in the fifth and win, 13-4.
The Redhawks moved over .500 at 6-5, while the inexperienced Tigers dropped to 1-10.
Starting MUHS pitcher Jimmy Danyow probably deserved a better fate. Through four, he allowed only a first-inning run on a two-out double by Andrew Nick and a single by Collin Teator.