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February 17th, 2014
WHITING — In a discussion of public education reforms at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast in Whiting, Rep. Willem Jewett said the House Education Committee has been considering initiatives aimed at making public schools more efficient and affordable.
MIDDLEBURY — Ann Lafiandra’s brief tenure as a Middlebury selectwoman began Tuesday evening, when the board picked her to temporarily fill a vacancy left by Victor Nuovo, who resigned last month.
The board gave Lafiandra the nod over the other applicant, Chris Zeoli, who had recently been appointed tree warden.
BRANDON — Police acting on a tip seized over 400 bags of heroin and crack cocaine at a house on Carver Street in Brandon on Feb. 5 and made two arrests in the largest drug bust in Brandon’s recent history.
Brandon Police executed the search warrant at 43 Carver St. at 2:30 p.m. on that Wednesday after receiving information alleging illegal sales of heroin at that location.
ADDISON — On Town Meeting Day, in addition to weighing in on town budgets and casting ballots for uncontested elections, Addison residents will face articles on their warning that either request major spending or could have major implications for the future.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury and Vergennes union high school wrestling teams took fourth and fifth, respectively, at Saturday’s NVAC dual-meet championship hosted by the Commodores.
But more importantly, both teams’ podium contenders for the Feb. 28 state championship meet at Mount Anthony enjoyed solid tournaments.
SWANTON — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team picked up three wins last week to continue its move up the Division II standings.
At 13-5, the Tigers have won 11 of their past 12 games to move into third place in the league, according to the Vermont Principals’ Association website. They have the best record within D-II — 12-1 — of all the league’s teams, with two of their losses to D-I foes and two to New York teams.
NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team held onto first place in Division II with a tie and a win in two games last week.
Those results set up a crucial matchup on Wednesday between the 15-3-1 Tigers and visiting 15-2-2 Burr & Burton. The Tigers will be looking to avenge a 3-2 loss at Burr & Burton back on Dec. 21.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ basketball play last week, Mount Abraham locked down the top seed in Division II, Otter Valley apparently sealed a home playoff game, and Vergennes avenged its earlier loss to Middlebury.
Saturday concluded the girls’ basketball regular season, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release official pairings on Monday morning.
EAGLES ARE NO. 1