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MIDDLEBURY — A group of area parents will present a petition to the UD-3 board on Oct. 6 expressing concerns about Middlebury Union High School students’ performance on certain standardized tests, while urging administrators to raise the academic bar at the school.
ADDISON COUNTY — Cool temperatures and plenty of sunshine herald good news for apple growers in Addison County.
Those conditions are paving the way for good color on this year’s crop of apples, as well as thick crowds at pick-your-own orchards in the region.
“It’s a very good crop,” said Bill Suhr, the owner of Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, and many orchardists in the region are reporting similar news. Pickers took to the field last month and will be busy harvesting the county’s apple crop well into October.
MIDDLEBURY — The attorney for recently resigned Vergennes police chief Mike Lowe filed a Sept. 16 motion at Addison District Court seeking dismissal of the charges against Lowe for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Those charges stem from the June 7 low-speed accident in Vergennes in which a police cruiser driven by Lowe struck a parked car.
ADDISON COUNTY — During September, when the autumn cool begins to creep around the edges of the late summer warmth, you can be sure that somewhere in the mountains the leaves have already begun to change. As the color crawls down into the valley, what better way to get out and see it than on a bike?
“It’s a relaxing, slow-paced way to enjoy the foliage,” said Caroline Jalbert, the administrative assistant and leader operations coordinator at Vermont Bike Touring, based in Bristol. “And there’s good riding for every level.”
MIDDLEBURY —Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater (THT) last week was once again hosting a sizable audience.
But those assembled in THT’s sumptuous performance hall on Thursday were not taking in a play; they were learning about how to help returning soldiers and their families deal with the real-life drama of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other war-inflicted mental health issues.
MIDDLEBURY — Having become so used to paring school budgets in recent years, UD-3 school board members got some unexpectedly good financial news last week with word that the district had ended fiscal year 2009 in the black to the tune of $512,189.
The Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) Superintendent Lee Sease said the fund balance can be traced to two sources.
VERGENNES — When Vermont Commissioner of Education Armando Vilaseca visits Vergennes this week, he will discuss two issues the Vermont Board of Education has identified as critical — one in which local officials said Vergennes Union High School is already a statewide leader and another in which by March Vergennes-area schools may lead Vermont.
VERGENNES — In a match that offered positives for both sides, the visiting Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team edged host Vergennes on Saturday, 1-0, at the VUHS Homecoming.
The Eagles posted their third-straight shutout, improved to 3-1, and shrugged off an up-and-down first-half to assert themselves in the second half.
After the break, Mount Abe out-shot VUHS, 12-4 — part of an overall 18-8 edge — and scored when sophomore Grayson Webb took advantage of a moment of indecision by the VUHS defense.