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February 20th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police have primary responsibility for finding lost hikers and other missing people in all areas of the state that are not covered by municipal police departments.
VERGENNES — Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will host a Thursday evening forum for the half-dozen candidates seeking three seats on the city council in what is the most crowded race since 2007.
The forum, to be moderated by local insurance agent Michael Donnelly, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Challengers William Benton, Renny Perry and Nelson Sears are seeking slots on the council now held by multi-term incumbent Aldermen David Austin, Lowell Bertrand and Clara “Ziggy” Comeau.
MIDDLEBURY — There’s growing scientific evidence to suggest exercise is beneficial for both babies and new mothers. Studies show that a little bit of exercise can set infants on a healthy track for life, and it can help moms shed weight from pregnancy and prevent postpartum depression.
What’s more is that most recommended fitness routines for infants and new mothers are relatively easy.
MIDDLEBURY — While Vermont’s population continues to get grayer, Porter Hospital’s Birthing Center is attracting a consistent, healthy flow of expectant parents — a clientele that is also coming from outside Addison County.
Statistics covering the past five years show annual births at the Middlebury hospital hovering around the 300 mark. Specifically, number of babies born at the Birthing Center were as follows:
• 288 in 2007.
• 340 in 2008.
• 299 in 2009.
MIDDLEBURY — When the Williams College men’s basketball team visited Middlebury on Jan. 28 and came within a point of upsetting the Panthers, the Ephs shot 53 percent and scored 79 points.
But in Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal against those same Ephs, the No. 7 seed, the No. 2 Panthers were ready: They held Williams to 34.3 percent shooting — four of 29 from three-point range — to win, 73-61.
When Central Vermont Public Service was granted an emergency rate increase in 2001, the deal struck was that the utility would repay the difference to ratepayers when, and if, the utility was sold. The amount was an estimated $21 million.
CVPS is I the process of being acquired by Gaz Metro, the Quebec Company that owns Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas. It took a nanosecond before the question of the $21 million took center stage.
Every Valentine's Day since 1999, the walls of Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School have resonated with love songs. In her then-second year teaching at Mount Abe, chorus teacher Megan LaRose urged the school's a cappella group to spice up the day of love with "singing valentines," as she calls them. Since then, the act of endearment, or embarrassment, has become a school tradition. Check out the sound slideshow, and look for the complete story in Thursday's edition.
Happy Valentine's Day!
BRISTOL — Every Valentine’s Day since 1999, the halls of Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School have resonated with love songs. The Mount Abe a cappella singing group has turned the day of love into a playful tradition of surprising, embarrassing and tickling their fellow students with tunes from the heart.