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April 20th, 2015
BRISTOL — A German exchange student at Mount Abraham Union High School is eager to see more of the United States, and is competing in a contest that would send him to California.
Hendrik Schubinski, 16, is spending the school year with the Knight family in Bristol — parents Porter and David, and sons Bryson and Liam.
To do it, he’s taken a year off from his secondary school in Germany to participate in AFS, a global student exchange program based in the United States.
MIDDLEBURY — Bob Gold has divided his life into two parts. He spent the first part as a dentist. He studied at the New York University School of Dentistry and was a clinical assistant in prosthetic dentistry at Harvard University. Gold ran a successful private practice for over 20 years in Manchester, N.H.
Then in 1996, while he was sitting at an intersection, a pickup truck crashed into the rear end of his car, leaving him with traumatic brain and spine injuries. He lost his ability to read and write, and all ability to practice his profession.
MIDDLEBURY — Animal lovers will often describe time spent around their beloved pets as therapeutic, calming, uplifting and stress-relieving.
For folks that leave their pets at home during the workday, there’s often a sense of hurry when leaving the office so as to give a friendly hello to that familiar face that’s waiting to greet one at the door.
Increasingly, however, workplaces are opening their doors and their policies to pets at work and are seeing some positive results.
WEYBRIDGE — The passenger in the vehicle that struck and killed 55-year-old old Kelly Boe on April 14 was arrested the next day and cited for violating the conditions of his release.
Tracy Yandow, 52, of Ripton had been on release on the condition that he not consume alcohol. Vermont State Police contend that Yandow had been drinking on the day that Nathan Dearing allegedly drove a vehicle into Boe while he was cycling with his wife on Hamilton Road in Weybridge.
MIDDLEBURY — A two-judge panel has ordered convicted sex offender Richard Laws, 49, to stay away from two Addison County women for at least the next 12 months.
Acting Family Court Judge Barry Peterson and Assistant Judge Irene Poole heard statements from the two women during separate hearings on Wednesday about their desire to have no contact with Laws, who was released from prison last Thursday.
He had completed serving a 23-year sentence for the rape and brutal beating of a woman in Waitsfield in 1992.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team on Friday broke into the win column by outlasting visiting Otter Valley, 7-5, in a defensive battle.
The Eagles improved to 1-1, while the Otters, who were playing their second game in two days, dropped to 0-3.
The game was close throughout, but Mount Abe held a slim lead most of the way. The Eagles led, 2-1, after one period, but OV fought back to tie the game at the half, 4-4. Mount Abe scored the only goal of the third period, and then earned a 2-1 edge in the fourth quarter.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action this past weekend, Mount Abraham started the season strong with a victory, but Otter Valley fell twice.
Middlebury has yet to play its first game of the season, as it saw two more postponements: its home game vs. St. Johnsbury on Thursday and its date at Rice on Saturday.
Vergennes was idle. The Commodores are scheduled to host BFA-St. Albans on Tuesday in their season opener.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school baseball action this past weekend, Vergennes was the class of the county, scoring the only victory. Middlebury, Mount Abe and Otter Valley all lost once.