January 26th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated visiting Vergennes this past Wednesday for its first win to highlight local girls’ basketball play in the latter part of last week. In other games, Mount Abraham won on the road, while Otter Valley and the Tigers dropped home contests.
On Friday, the Commodores also hosted the Eagles; see story.
VUHS VS. MUHS
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.
As the Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin search for the right combination of increased revenue and cuts in programs to make up a $118 million gap in the 2016 budget, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages should be part of the conversation.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/21 MUHS vs. Burr & Burton................... 5-0
1/23 St. Albans vs. MUHS........................ 4-3
1/21 Burr & Burton vs. MUHS................... 4-3
1/23 MUHS vs. St. Johnsbury.................. 5-3
ADDISON COUNTY — State police are investigating burglaries at the elementary schools in Starksboro and Lincoln that occurred over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in which thousands of dollars of electronics were stolen.
Police said someone broke into Lincoln Community School and Robinson Elementary in Starksboro sometime between Jan. 17 and 20.
MIDDLEBURY — The historic Pulp Mill Bridge in Middlebury will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic for about three weeks beginning on Monday, Jan. 26, to allow for a work crew to repair damage caused by a single-vehicle accident that occurred in the bridge this past fall.
The covered bridge, which links the towns of Middlebury and Weybridge on Seymour Street Extension, will re-open on or about Monday, Feb. 16. Until then, motorists, bikers and walkers should seek alternative routes.
FERRISBURGH — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a home on Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh on Jan. 22 that resulted in the theft of electronics and other items. Police believe the burglary occurred between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The thief or thieves forced entry by smashing a window in the back of the residence, According to Trooper Doxsee. The homeowner reported that a 55-inch TV was the only item stolen.