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October 19th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials are seeking public feedback to come up with some traffic calming measures for three problem roads in town.
At issue is a traffic calming study coordinated by consultants Dubois & King, thanks to a grant through the Addison County Regional Planning Commission. The town chose, as study subjects, three different examples of local roads — and not necessarily those that see the most traffic, explained Middlebury selectboard Chairman Dean George.
CORNWALL — Eleven-year-old Cady Scout McKibben-Baier recounts how, during her “younger days,” she used to be interested in hyenas. Of course that was a loonnnnnng time ago, when she was in first grade.
Now in grade 6 at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School, Cady Scout is all about elephants.
“I started drawing elephants, and I just loved them, and then I got obsessed with them,” she said in an interview last Thursday.
STARKSBORO — To spend any time at all with Ellen Kahler is to be inspired that a better world is possible.
The 48-year-old Starksboro resident recently won two state awards for leadership toward a sustainable economy: the Vermont Natural Resource Council’s Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership and the inaugural Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial Community Leadership.
RIPTON — Youthful energy took all the honors in the Ripton Ridge Run’s 5K, but the experience and staying power of maturity proved key in the 10K. The 28th annual Ridge Run on Sunday, Oct. 12, attracted about 185 runners and walkers who tested their legs on the hilly, autumnal roads of Ripton. Family and friends joined them on a gorgeous sunny day for the post-race lunch, awards ceremony and raffle.
ADDISON COUNTY – In weekend high school football play, Middlebury and Otter Valley completed undefeated regular seasons in Divisions I and III, respectively, while Mount Abraham dropped a D-II road game.
The Tigers and Otters will begin the playoffs with home quarterfinals this weekend. The 2-6 Eagles have been eliminated from the postseason and will host Milton at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
TIGERS TOP CVU
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham toppled Vergennes and picked up another victory to highlight girls’ soccer play last week. In other action, Middlebury won at home, but Otter Valley lost on the road.
The Commodores also hosted the Tigers on Saturday; see story.
Last week’s games concluded the regular season. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
EAGLES AT VUHS
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer games late last week, Middlebury overcame host Vergennes, while Mount Abraham lost at home and Otter Valley dropped a road tilt.
The games concluded the regular season. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
MUHS VS. VUHS
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey play last week, Division II Mount Abraham earned its third straight tie against the top teams in D-I, D-II Otter Valley took its first loss to D-I competition, and Middlebury fell to D-I’s first-place team.
The Eagles also hosted the Tigers on Friday; see story.
The regular season concluded last week. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.