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February 17th, 2011
SHOREHAM — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials are targeting President’s Day for the reopening of so-called Bridge No. 2, which spans the Lemon Fair River on Route 74 near the Cornwall-Shoreham town line.
On Monday morning VTrans officials closed one lane of Bridge No. 2 after discovering a large hole in the concrete deck of the steel-beam span, erected back in 1939. Officials closed the 182-foot-long bridge to all traffic later in the day.
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment has conditionally approved a plan for a 10,650-square-foot Dollar General store at the intersection of Monkton Road and Route 7. The site lies across the state highway from the new solar farm, and across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet.
His name rhymes with “block” — and that’s what he does.
Andrew Locke is the stalwart 6’10” senior center for the Middlebury College basketball team, which is enjoying great success again this year. The Panthers have won 21 games against a single loss, and have earned a ranking in the top five NCAA Division III teams in the country.
MIDDLEBURY — The Division II Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team outplayed visiting D-I Rice for most — but not all — of Tuesday’s home game, and settled for a 2-2 tie.
With a record of 10-2-3 and four regular-season games left, the Tigers remain in the hunt for the top seed in the D-II playoffs, trailing only 14-3 Stowe.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School students have battled in two competitions this winter in which everybody has come out a winner — particularly the community’s hungriest and most impoverished citizens.
SHOREHAM — The Vermont Agency of Transportation on Monday closed the bridge on Route 74 over the Lemon Fair River in Shoreham just south of the Cornwall line.
A hole in the bridge deck was discovered by district maintenance forces early Monday morning, at which time the bridge was closed to one lane for the safety of the traveling public. Subsequent inspections revealed additional concerns with the concrete decks, and all traffic across the bridge was detoured as of 5 p.m. Monday evening.