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February 24th, 2014
As downtown business and real estate owners — but without a Middlebury vote on Town Meeting Day — we strongly urge all UD-3 (Middlebury, Cornwall, Weybridge, Shoreham, Bridport, Ripton, Salisbury) residents to attend the Feb. 25 meeting and vote your support for the board to enter into lease discussions for the new municipal gym building.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Feb. 19 cited Robin Michael Bordeaux, 23, of Colchester and April Farrington, 23, of St. George, with burglary in connection with a Jan. 31 break-in at a home off Dean Road in Ferrisburgh. The ensuing investigation by New Haven and Williston state troopers led to the arrest of Bordeaux and Farrington. Both suspects will answer to the charges in Addison County District Court on June 9, according to VSP.
In other action during the past week, the VSP:
MIDDLEBURY — Both girls and boys Middlebury Union High School hockey teams won key games on Wednesday to each earn top seeds in Division II.
The Tiger girls withstood a third-period rally from visiting Burr & Burton to prevail, 5-2, and improve to 16-3-1. The Bulldogs are 15-3-2 and earned the No. 2 seed in D-II, while Northfield (15-3-2) is seeded third and Stowe (10-10) is the No. 4 seed.
NORTHFIELD — Host Norwich defeated the Middlebury College women’s hockey team on Wednesday night, 3-2, in a game between two highly ranked NCAA Division III teams. The 22-3 Cadets entered the contest ranked No. 4, while the Panthers were ranked No. 2.
The Panthers are off until Saturday, when they will host a NESCAC quarterfinal.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/17 MUHS Boys vs. Lyndon ................. 9-0
2/19 MUHS Boys vs. St. J. ............ 4-3 (OT)
2/19 MUHS Girls vs. Burr & Burton ......... 5-2
2/17 MUHS vs. Missisquoi .................. 57-34
FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Supreme Court on Feb. 14, 2014, upheld a 2012 Environmental Court ruling favoring a Dollar General store proposed for the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road.
The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment in February 2011 first granted landowners Group Five LLC a permit for the discount retail store. It is proposed for a 9.9-acre field that lies across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet and across Route 7 from a solar farm.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s plan to build a new recreation facility off Creek Road will face its first major hurdle at the annual UD-3 meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, when district voters will be asked to authorize the negotiation of a lease for the land on which the 11,500-square-foot facility would be built.