Archive - Nov 2010 - Page
LEICESTER/WHITING — School boards in Leicester and Whiting taking their first looks last week at proposed school budgets for the 2011-2012 school year felt the pinch from the Legislature’s “Challenges for Change” effort, as well as from a potential reduction in the state’s Small Schools grant.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard last Tuesday unanimously OK’d a $9,720 contract with Bread Loaf Corp. to help the fire department size up its space needs and determine whether its best option is to plan for on-site expansion or a new headquarters.
The Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department maintains two stations — a primary facility on Seymour Street and a branch station in East Middlebury. The Seymour Street station can barely contain current fire apparatus and will be unable to accommodate the next generation of vehicles.
RIPTON — November is barely half over, but it’s already been a very good month for Ripton residents Sophie McKibben and her dad, Bill.
Sophie last week found herself in Maine receiving an “Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy” award — a $10,000 scholarship through the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northern New England — in recognition for her work organizing free skiing vacations for military families.
LEICESTER — The end is in sight for one of Leicester Central School’s main infrastructure woes.
Last spring, the school received a $50,000 energy efficiency and conservation block grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the economic stimulus law) to fund the installation of a new, energy-efficient boiler and water heater in the school. Leicester Central has put the installation contract out to bid, with the hope of doing the new installations in the spring.
CASTLETON — In Saturday night’s Division II final at Castleton State College, the top-seeded Middlebury Union High School football ran into what Coach Dennis Smith afterward called a buzzsaw.
With senior quarterback Christian McCormick (303 yards and four touchdowns passing) leading the way, the No. 3 Knights (10-1) scored 22 straight second-half points to break open a 16-14 game and win, 38-20.
MIDDLEBURY — Leaders of the nine Addison Central Supervisory Union schools and central office will attempt to prepare 2011-2012 budgets that reflect a combined total of $613,340 in spending cuts compared to this year.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectmen on Tuesday got their first look at a draft 2011-2012 municipal budget that would maintain current staffing levels and services, but would require approximately $250,000 more in local tax revenues.
MIDDLEBURY — Saturday’s 5 p.m. Division II high school football final at Castleton State College between No. 1 Middlebury and No. 3 Rice will offer a contrast of styles, according to Tiger coach Dennis Smith.
The 9-1 Green Knights, who avenged their only regular-season setback with a semifinal win at Champlain Valley, and standout quarterback Christian McCormick like to throw the ball, Smith said.
“I would say (Rice’s offense is) probably 90-10, maybe 95-5, pass-to-run,” Smith said.