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July 14th, 2014
VERGENNES — The Vermont Agency of Education has sanctioned the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union by withholding state and federal grant funds, calling the ANwSU’s financial record “very weak” in a July 3 letter and citing many accounting problems in a July 1 report summarizing a June 10 fiscal monitoring visit.
That monitoring visit came two months after the AOE suspended many ANwSU grant funds because of the district’s failure to file required reports in a timely or satisfactory manner, ANwSU officials acknowledged last week.
MIDDLEBURY — State health care officials have promised to find additional financial support for a joint effort by Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County to expand medication assisted treatment services to local residents who are addicted to opiates.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County’s Kate McGowan and Nancy Luke have gone to great lengths each year visiting area businesses and organizing events to raise money to benefit local charitable organizations.
MIDDLEBURY — Kelly Brush, namesake of the Kelly Brush Foundation, could never have imagined where she would be and how many people she would be helping before the accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down eight years ago.
Brush was a talented sophomore on the Middlebury College ski team, a starter in the giant slalom at the Williams College Winter Carnival. On Feb. 18, 2006, the day of Kelly Brush’s race at Williams, conditions were hard and fast.
MIDDLEBURY — A lone wooden sign on Route 125 west of Middlebury village marks the Middlebury College Organic Farm, tucked on a slight rise in the gently rolling field beyond Bicentennial Hall.
Even though regular classes are not in session, the farm is active, with summer interns busily cultivating a half-acre of land to produce vegetables and herbs for consumption in the college’s dining halls.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has hired top Bowdoin women’s basketball assistant Kelly “KJ” Krasco as the Panthers’ eighth women’s basketball head coach in a program that dates back to 1977.
Krasco, a former Clarkson University head coach, St. Lawrence assistant and Colby-Sawyer all-star, has served as Bowdoin’s top assistant for the past three seasons, during which the Polar Bears have won 20 games twice and appeared in the NCAA Division III tournament twice.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — In Champlain Valley Swim League action Thursday, the Middlebury Panthers lost on the road, 354-143, to The Edge in South Burlington.
Thomas Denton led the Panthers with three wins in the boys’ 10-and-under races, while boys’ U-18 swimmer Nick Merrill won two.
The Panthers won two of 10 freestyle relays and three of 10 medley relays.
Scoring points for the Panthers with top-three finishes were:
ST. GEORGE — A St. George landowner who lives along the route for Phase 1 of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas project is at odds with Vermont Gas Systems over how much the company should pay to build the natural gas pipeline across his land.
Philip Beliveau is in the process of subdividing his 58-acre parcel into 19 parcels for a housing development, but Vermont Gas has assessed the value of his property as a singular parcel, and offered an easement payout based on that sum.