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March 16th, 2015
VERGENNES — The latest Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year had several goals in mind when she decided to compete for the honor.
Some were practical — if Vergennes resident Ericka DeLisle, 18 on April 1, wins the Vermont Youth of the Year competition in Montpelier on April 9, she will earn scholarship money to help her attend the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts this fall.
DeLisle would also like to have a higher profile for her primary message — against bullying.
MIDDLEBURY — A new trash/recycling collection team is seeking to join Middlebury’s slate of haulers, an operation that is powered by oats and hay, rather than fossil fuels.
MIDDLEBURY — Hawaii is half a world away from Vermont. Folks there hardly ever see snow, let alone sugar-on-snow. But the nation’s 50th state is proving to be a powerful magnet in an annual fundraising effort for Addison County’s two providers of hospice care.
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday night, the Middlebury College women’s hockey team suffered its second straight incredibly frustrating 3-2 loss.
But this one hurt even more than the one six days before, an overtime setback to Trinity in the NESCAC championship game in which Middlebury outshot the Bantams, 44-22.
That loss did not prevent the fifth-ranked Panthers from earning an at-large NCAA Division III bid and hosting No. 4 Norwich on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — Many members of the Vermont Fencing Alliance, based in Addison County, fared well at the Middlebury Open on March 7 and 8 at Middlebury Union Middle School. The club hosted the event.
Club members and Addison County residents winning events were Will Nop in Youth Epee, Birch McGee-Lane in Unrated Men’s Epee, and club coach Viveka Fox in Veterans’ Foil.
The complete list of county residents placing in events is as follows (all are club members except one Middlebury College student):
NCAA D-III Tournament
3/14 Norwich vs. Middlebury.................... 3-2
3/11 Midd. vs. RPI.................................. 16-4
3/14 Midd. vs. Wesleyan........................ 11-9
The cost of the Vermont Health Care exchange recently took another jump. It is now expected to cost $200 million, which is the equivalent of billing every man, woman and child in Vermont $320.
For something that has yet to work.
Vermont’s exchange serves roughly 30,000 people (a fraction of what was intended,) which means the per-person cost is $6,666.
As a Vergennes Union High School faculty member, local taxpayer and parent, I find myself in a very awkward situation. As a faculty member I support my school and my community. I want to make it clear that my job is not in jeopardy from the proposed cuts. As a local taxpayer and parent, I feel an obligation to write this letter to inform the public on some of the details of the proposed budget and some of my thoughts on this process.