May 20th, 2015
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/18 Burr & Burton vs. MUHS................... 9-8
5/18 Stowe vs. Mt. Abe.......................... 18-3
5/18 Milton vs. VUHS............................. 11-5
5/19 MUHS vs. Essex............................ 10-9
I have long enjoyed watching well-played women’s and girls’ lacrosse games, something we have been blessed with living in these parts. The sport is elegant, fast and graceful. It showcases teamwork and individual athleticism as well as wonderful hand-eye coordination.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and Middlebury Regional EMS officials responded to several reports of suicidal individuals in town last week.
In one May 13 incident officers attempted to speak with a woman in crisis. She jumped on the railing of the Cross Street Bridge and attempted to jump off the bridge. Sgt. Boe grabbed her and pulled her off the railing to safety. She was taken to Porter Hospital where she voluntarily committed herself.
ADDISON COUNTY — Early Sunday morning Vermont State Police were called to Route 22A in Addison, where a car had crashed into a utility pole and the caller had reported a head injury to the driver. Troopers responded on May 17 at 1 a.m. along with the Addison Volunteer Fire Department and rescue squads from Middlebury and Vergennes.
The older I get, the more I love gardening.
I have commented previously in this column about my ambivalence towards gardening -- the result of a childhood spent watching my parents slave away each weekend in their garden -- and the unfavorable gardening conditions in my own rock-infested, tree-shaded yard. One could quite rightly characterize my current relationship with my garden as "rocky."
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School (BES) board is targeting Tuesday, June 16, for revote on a revised fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposal that will be roughly $11,000 less than the spending plan local residents last rejected on April 14.
At a Monday meeting, board members are expected to settle on an exact spending amount to warn for that public revote.
VERGENNES — Mary Johnson Children’s Center, which has long been established in Middlebury and has operated summer programs in Vergennes and elsewhere in the county, is once again working toward building a childcare center in the Little City.
Mary Johnson’s goal, said Co-director Barbara Saunders, is what Mary Johnson officials believe is a badly needed Vergennes childcare center to serve 30 preschoolers, one that would be built on a 1.5-acre Armory Lane lot near the city’s three-year-old senior center.