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March 30th, 2015
FERRISBURGH — After about three years and $37,000 of fundraising, the Ferrisburgh recreation facility is ready for a major step forward.
Already, the volunteer committee has created a 45-by-90-foot skating rink that the students from the nearby Ferrisburgh Central School have used on a regular basis over the past couple winters, as have many local residents.
MIDDLEBURY — When the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday scored four unanswered goals in the final 14:50 vs. visiting Amherst, it did more than give the Panthers a 9-5 win over the visiting Jeffs.
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime former Middlebury Union High School field hockey and tennis coach and physical education teacher Gail Jette will be honored next week by a Middlebury nonprofit that runs mentoring programs for girls, including at Middlebury Union Middle, Mary Hogan and Ripton Elementary schools.
3/25 RIT vs. Midd. ............................... 21-11
3/28 Midd. vs. Amherst......................... 17-11
3/25 Midd. vs. Washington & Lee.......... 14-8
3/28 Midd. vs. Amherst............................. 9-5
Editor’s note: The writer presented this letter to the Mount Abraham Union High School Board and copied the Independent.
As a mother of a former Pathways student (and a forever) personalized learner I write this letter to clear up some apparent misconceptions of what our personalized learning experience was and what it was not.
Act 250 (1970) and the Quechee analysis (1986) did not envision nor consider aesthetic impacts of ridgeline and hillside developments of industrial wind turbines and solar panels certified as public goods (“PSB ignores established precedent,” Independent, March 23).
They also did not envision nor consider aesthetic impacts of telecommunications towers, though similar towers have been parts of Vermont’s landscapes since the advents of radio and television.
Franklin and Addison counties were the only counties in Vermont to have more people moving in than moving out from 2013 to 2014, according to U.S. Census information. The rest of Vermont saw a population decline in our domestic population, even the state’s economic engine, Chittenden County.
VERGENNES — Vermont Federal Credit Union in Vergennes was robbed on Friday afternoon, a patron of the financial institution said.
Vermont State and Vergennes police in brief phone conversations confirmed the robbery of a Vergennes bank but could not could not confirm to the Independent which one.
A patron of the Vermont Federal Credit Union branch in Middlebury said she overheard a phone conversation at around 4:15 p.m. involving credit union employees talking about a robbery at the Vergennes branch.