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October 8th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas on Wednesday morning announced a memorandum of understanding with the Vermont Department of Public Service placing a limit of $134 million on the amount it will seek from its ratepayers for expenses related to the Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline.
That amount is $20 million less than the $154 million the company had forecasted for the project back in December.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team won once and tied once in recent games and stand at 3-3-2, 2-2-1 in league play. The Panthers return to action on Saturday at Tufts.
On this past Saturday, the Panthers breezed to a 4-0 victory over visiting Colby (3-4-1, 0-4-1 NESCAC).
The Panthers broke the ice at 13:55. Adrianna Gildner chased down a ball on the right side of the Colby net, dribbled toward the middle and sent a ball to Grace Woroch. After a pair of dribbles, Woroch found the top-left corner from 12 yards away.
MIDDLEBURY — Julie L. Hotchkiss, research economist and senior policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will deliver the 2015 DK Smith ’42 Economics Lecture, titled “Can We Really Believe Everything We Read about the U.S. Labor Market?” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 4:30 p.m. at Middlebury College’s Twilight Auditorium.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team, ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III entering the week, used hat tricks in picking up two home victories this past weekend and winning on the road on Tuesday. The Panthers (7-1, 4-1 in NESCAC play) visit No. 16 Tufts on Saturday.
On this past Saturday, Molly Freeman tallied her first career hat trick in the Panthers’ 6-2 win over visiting Colby (5-4, 1-4 NESCAC).
Middlebury scored first at 4:29, when Freeman converted Pam Schulman’s serve into the circle from the right side.
MIDDLEBURY — “I admire you guys, I really do. It’s great to be here,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Middlebury College student activists Monday as he met with them to discuss ways to address climate change and share his reflections on effective leadership in the face of tough challenges.
Repeatedly throughout the discussion, Welch, 68, thanked the students for their leadership and compared the work of today’s young activists on climate change to the battles his own generation waged in the Civil Rights Movement.
MONTPELIER — Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges hunters to keep up Vermont’s new hunting tradition: wear hunter orange.
Fish & Wildlife points out that last year was the second time in three years there were no hunting-related shootings in the state. So far, 2015 is also accident-free, and smart hunters can help keep this flawless record going by choosing to wear fluorescent “hunter orange,” according to the department.
FERRISBURGH — Boundbrook Farms and Good Companion Bakery owner Erik Andrus didn’t see himself as a commercial rice grower a decade ago when he set up shop on a 110-acre Ferrisburgh farm that lies a mile or so east of Vergennes.
In addition to founding what is now a successful bakery, Andrus was convinced he wanted to establish a new small-farm niche. What he had in mind was wheat for his baking and maybe barley for Vermont’s microbrewers, not rice.
BRISTOL — The Early Education Program of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will hold developmental screenings on Wednesday, Oct. 21.