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January 14th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — In the cold depths of winter, people have long turned to indoor pastimes. But recently, two traditional Canadian games have made a steady rise in popularity on this side of the northern border, right here in Vermont — say hello to “Crokinole” and “Pitchnut.”
MIDDLEBURY — Patrick Reen can officially take the word “interim” off his title as principal of Middlebury Union Middle School. Reen recently signed a two-year contract to serve as the school’s leader following a search that drew 36 applicants.
MIDDLEBURY — The Rude Mechs, an acclaimed Austin, Texas-based ensemble theater company, will come to Middlebury College for two performances of their play “The Method Gun” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College next week will hold a symposium to discuss the college’s endowment policies and practices. The 90-minute panel, to be held on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the McCullough Social Space, is to be the first in a series of talks about the endowment to address the possibility of reinvesting elsewhere the $32 million of the endowment that is currently invested in fossil fuel companies.
MONTPELIER (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his second inaugural address Thursday almost entirely to education, calling for stronger high school math requirements and college tuition breaks for science, technology and math students.
“Success in the new economy depends on an educated workforce with skills beyond high school in science, computer technology, engineering and math,” the Democratic governor told a House chamber packed with lawmakers, state officials, Vermont’s congressional delegation and others.
TIGER SENIOR TREVOR Emilo breaks through two Rice defenders during Saturday’s game in Middlebury. The Tigers lost the game, 3-1. That followed a 1-1 tie vs. Essex on the previous Wednesday.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
MONKTON — Residents of Monkton can now own a piece of local history created last year by Monkton Central School students and Pete Sutherland, the well-known and much-loved Vermont musician and songwriter.
The “Songs from Monkton Yore” CD, available at the Willowell Foundation website, features five songs that bring aspects of Monkton’s past to life, including the kaolin mining industry and the agricultural lifestyle of the town’s first residents.
VERGENNES — Addison County Republicans will meet this week to determine who they will nominate to replace Rep. Greg Clark, the Vergennes-area House member who was killed in a traffic incident on Nov. 30.
The Addison, Ferrisburgh and Vergennes Town Republican committees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Otter Creek Room of Bixby Library in Vergennes. They will select up to three persons to recommend to the governor to fill the vacancy in the office of state representative for the Addison-3 district.