Archive - Mar 2011 - Page
The revived effort to conceptualize a new town office building for Middlebury has two apparent goals: to tear down much of the existing building and replace it with a smaller, more modern and efficient office space, and — by doing so — save on fuel costs.
Middlebury residents rejected a proposal in 2002 for a $6 million proposal that called for a 13,982-square-foot, two-story structure on the same site. That proposal would have incorporated the town police headquarters and kept the existing municipal gymnasium.
SALEM, Va. — On Friday, the Middlebury men’s basketball team ended its record-breaking season with a 59-57 loss to #8 St. Thomas (29-3) in an NCAA semifinal contest played at Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.
The second-ranked Panthers end their season with a record of 28-2, the most wins in school history. The Panther seniors end their four-year careers with a school-best mark of 96-18.
BRISTOL — After a $241,000 deficit emerged in the Mount Abraham Union High School books six months after the close of the 2010 fiscal year last June 30, administrators are taking steps to ensure that such a large deficit doesn’t occur again.
By redistributing responsibilities, replacing personnel and bringing in outside consultants, Addison Northeast Supervisory Union administrators hope to reduce future deficits. But, in the face of tighter budgets, this task will prove challenging, according to ANeSU Superintendent Evelyn Howard.
COLCHESTER — For Meigan Clark of Middlebury, victory was “scurrilous” last Wednesday evening.
There was nothing “low” or “coarse” about the win, though — the sixth-grader at Mary Hogan Elementary edged past 41 other spellers to take the trophy in the Vermont state spelling bee. And she’ll go on to represent the state at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this June.
MIDDLEBURY — On April 12, 1861, the Confederate Army’s assault on the U.S. garrison at Fort Sumter in South Carolina officially signaled the beginning of America’s bloody civil war. Those shots 150 years ago symbolically reverberated through Addison County towns, temporarily shaking a placid, agrarian tableau as local men left the plowed fields for the battlefields.
SALISBURY — A Middlebury College faculty member has been charged with one count of felony embezzlement for allegedly siphoning $4,500 from the Salisbury Historical Society over a three-month period last year.
Kateri Carmola, 45, of Salisbury is due in Addison County District Court on April 4 for a status conference on her case, investigated by Vermont State Police Trooper Joseph Szarejko.
BRISTOL — After two decades on the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s to-do list, VTrans officials are making serious moves to get the Route 116 “Stoplight Bridge” replacement project in Bristol off the ground.
Dealing with a wide range of obstacles over many years, the crew at VTrans finally has a concrete plan to remedy the temporary bridge that’s been in place for 11 years. VTrans engineer Martha Evans-Mongeon, who has been managing this project since 2003, told the Bristol selectboard last week that a new span could be in place by 2014.
The growing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan highlights several important considerations Vermonters must ponder concerning the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in southern Vermont.
First, we must determine whether the plant’s age warrants extension of its license due to expire in 2012.