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April 7th, 2013
MONTPELIER (AP) — Vermont became the first state in the country last week to let people without health insurance see how much they could have to pay to get coverage through the federal health overhaul beginning next year.
The state on April 1 released the proposed rates that would be charged for a variety of coverage levels through the state’s health insurance marketplace. The rates range from an average high of about $1,700 a month for a family to an average of $745 for catastrophic coverage — only available to people under age 30 — for a family.
MIDDLEBURY — Work on Shoreham’s new town office building is proceeding nicely, and the 2,000-square-foot structure should be ready to accommodate municipal staff and records before the end of this spring.
“It’s going well,” Shoreham Selectman Sandy Witherell said on Thursday of construction at the worksite on the town green, near the current town office building.
“I will be very happy when it’s done.”
ADDISON COUNTY — Dancing, a long-celebrated source of socialization, exercise and simple fun, can be a great outlet for people of all ages.
In Addison County, opportunities to go out dancing may be more plentiful than you think. Community centers and town halls have for many decades offered public dances, often contra dances, swing dances or square dances.
MIDDLEBURY — Following the success of “DaVinci: A Life,” a direct broadcast from London’s National Gallery shown at Town Hall Theater last year, THT will show a new series of three broadcasts beamed directly from sold-out art exhibits from across the world, starting with “Manet: Portraying Life,” on Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
VERGENNES — Vergennes American Legion Post 14 announces that the theme for this year’s Memorial Day parade, to be held on Monday, May 27, will be “Honor and Remember.”
Legion Post 14 annually sponsors the two-mile parade, the largest in the state, to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of this country. This year the parade committee will be chaired by Dennis Steady, who also serves as the commander of Post 14.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team is unquestionably on a roll after capping off a 3-0 week by defeating visiting NESCAC foe Tufts, 15-8, on Sunday, a day after knocking off Division III’s 10th-ranked team, Amherst, 13-4, also at home.
The No. 3 Panthers improved to 10-0, 7-0 in NESCAC play, a mark that also includes a Wednesday win at another league opponent, Hamilton, 11-6.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College field hockey coach Katherine DeLorenzo will be a part of the fourth class of inductees into the Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held April 26 at the Baltimore, Md., school. Goucher’s Hall of Fame is intended to recognize, honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Goucher College athletics and its intercollegiate athletics program.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Middlebury College softball team improved to 11-6 with a two-game sweep at Union on Thursday, 7-1 and 10-2.
It was the Panthers’ turn to take the weekend off from NESCAC West play, in which they have a 2-1 mark. Middlebury is scheduled to play a Wednesday doubleheader at Skidmore and then return to league play with a three-game set at Hamilton on Friday and Saturday.