October 25th, 2012
BRISTOL — The Police Advisory Board plans to take a first step to gauge public support for expanding the police district beyond the village limits to include the entire town of Bristol.
The board this week announced it will conduct a survey of Bristol residents outside of Holley Hall on Election Day.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday made its revisions to the draft town plan and warned it for a Tuesday, Nov. 13, public hearing during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. That meeting begins at 7 p.m.
ADDISON — Addison planners continued to make headway in their major effort to update the town’s zoning laws. They hope to have a finished draft for a public hearing by November, according to September minutes.
PANTON — Panton selectmen have in recent months been overseeing a number of projects to town properties, many to completion.
The most prominent, paving of much of Panton Road, was completed prior to their Oct. 2 meeting. The town also was set to review bids on Oct. 3 for an upgrade of the Dead Creek Bridge, but that meeting was rescheduled.
The highway department also improved a stretch of West Road and installed surveillance cameras at the town garage to help deal with what town officials called persistent theft problems.
BRISTOL — Heading into the second overtime of Tuesday’s first-round Division II playoff game in Bristol, the Rice and Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer teams had played 195 scoreless minutes this fall, a 0-0 tie at Rice on Oct. 5 and a tense 80 minutes of regulation and then Tuesday’s 15-minute first overtime.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team put a rain-soaked exclamation point on its regular season on Friday, Oct. 19, when the Tigers dominated visiting Champlain Valley, 35-7, to enter the Division I playoffs with a 5-3 record and the No. 5 seed.
All the D-I quarterfinals are set for this Friday at 7 p.m. The Tigers will play at No. 4 Rutland (5-3). The winner of that game will meet the winner of No. 1 Hartford (8-0) and No. 8 South Burlington (4-4) the following weekend.
SWANTON — Middlebury Union High School junior Max Moulton won the NVAC small schools boys’ cross-country title on Saturday at Missisquoi, and eight other runners from Mount Abraham, Vergennes and MUHS posted top-20 finishes to highlight local teams’ efforts.
Overall, the Tiger boys took third with 77 points behind Missisquoi (39) and Rice (74), followed by BFA-Fairfax (87), Milton (151), VUHS (160), Spaulding (172), Richford (179) and Mount Abe (233).
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury fell in its Division I first-round game Tuesday as the high school field hockey playoffs opened, while in D-II Mount Abraham and Otter Valley will take the field for Friday quarterfinals.
The No. 9 Tigers’ quest for a second-straight D-I crown ended with a 3-1 loss at No. 8 Mount Mansfield on Tuesday. Tiffany Danyow’s late first-half goal tied the game at 1-1, but the 6-7-2 Cougars scored twice in the second half for the victory. Goalie Baily Ryan was credited with 11 saves for the 1-12-1 Tigers.