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November 7th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — When Megan Nesbeth graduated from Middlebury College last spring, she didn’t know exactly what the next year would hold. Now, still living in Middlebury, she’s accepted a job with the Institute for Democratic Education in America, or IDEA, a national nonprofit that aims to transform public education. The future still isn’t totally clear, but both IDEA and Nesbeth have high hopes for the initiatives.
Two years after the forced closing and demolition of the Champlain Bridge, thousands of area residents have a vastly deeper appreciation of how bridges connect our lives — physically as well as socially.
MIDDLEBURY —Addison County State’s Attorney David R. Fenster confirmed on Friday that he will not prosecute the driver of an Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus that struck and fatally injured a Washington, D.C., resident in downtown Middlebury on Aug. 10.
BURLINGTON — As the adage tells it, defense wins championships.
In Saturday’s Division I final at the University of Vermont, the Middlebury Union High School field hockey team provided more evidence of its truth.
Not only did No. 3 MUHS blank a top-seeded South Burlington team seeking its fifth title in seven years and averaging 3.6 goals per game this fall, but junior sweeper Tiffany Danyow also scored the game’s only goal in the Tigers’ 1-0 win.
A PARADE OF 400 children led by downtown merchant Nacie Dunn at the fourth annual Spooktacular on the Middlebury green last Saturday afternoon. The event, organized by the Better Middlebury Partnership, drew 1,100 people to the green for games, submissions to a time capsule and lots of comparisons of fantastic costumes, before the kids march down Main Street for Trick-or-Treating.
MILTON — The top-seeded Milton girls’ soccer team on Wednesday fought off pesky No. 12 Vergennes team, 4-1, and punch its ticket to a fourth consecutive Division II championship game.
Brooke Phillips put Milton (15-1-1) up early in the first half and Jenna Morrissey, Paige Johnson and Ashley Lauziere added second-half goals after the No. 12 Commodores (5-11-1) tied it up on midfielder Lily Haigis’ second-half free kick.
Milton faced No. 2 Hartford (13-3-1) in Saturday’s final.
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles focusing on the changing role of information technology in various sectors. The series looks beyond the push for universal broadband, asking how Internet access and the advances of technology are changing life in Addison County.
ADDISON COUNTY — College lectures that take place anywhere, any time on YouTube? A history class graded based on student-built electronic games rather than papers? An app that functions as a course textbook?
BRISTOL — Teachers in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, who threatened to strike last February before accepting a short-term contract imposed by the ANeSU school board, have taken contract negotiations to the next level.
The Addison Northeast Education Association teachers union, known as the ANEDA, last week called for an impasse in the negotiations, which essentially means the union feels a third-party mediator is necessary.