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March 10th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — This Tuesday, people in countries across the world joined together on bridges, standing symbolically with women at the war-torn border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The events, organized by Women for Women International, were held in observation of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in support of peace and an end to violence against women in Rwanda, the DRC, and across the world.
NEW HAVEN — Beeman Elementary School kicked off its annual community service projects this past Friday with kindergarten through sixth-grade students collaborating on eight projects that will span the course of March under the theme “Kids Helping Kids, Seniors and Beeman.”
Teachers, community members and a group of Middlebury College mentors all volunteered their time to help with the projects.
KIDS HELPING KIDS
VERGENNES — A Vergennes man faces multiple charges after an airborne early-morning accident on Saturday that Vergennes police said totaled three vehicles, including a car and a minivan parked at Denecker Chevrolet on North Main Street as well as the driver’s car, and badly damaged another car on the lot.
MIDDLEBURY — The next new business that could bolster the Vermont brand nationwide is focused on curbing obesity, is connected with the University of Vermont, is based in Middlebury and is directed and managed by Middlebury resident Krista Conley Lincoln.
The business, Vtrim Online Solutions, opened in early February in Middlebury’s industrial park off Exchange Street. It markets to businesses a weight management program developed by UVM.
MIDDLEBURY — Sunday’s 4-3 win over visiting No. 2 Amherst in the NESCAC final gave the Middlebury College women’s hockey teams two things the Panthers coveted — a sixth league playoff title, and the chance to win the program’s sixth NCAA Division III crown.
FERRISBURGH — J.D. and Cheryl DeVos are no newcomers to the struggles of dairy farming. They took over the family farm in 1997 and began the three-year transition to organic milk production in 2005 in the hope that the guarantees of higher prices on the organic market would shelter their business from the volatility of the conventional milk market.
The famous “2011 March Blizzard” left me stranded away from home. Although my foolish attempt to go to work on Monday succeeded, and I arrived in time to teach two of my three morning classes, I was unable to get back home at the end of the day. I spent Monday night in town on a friend’s sofa. Tuesday I was back at work with a scheduled lunch meeting, and an exam to give, but no car.
GRANVILLE / HANCOCK — Not two years after Hancock and Granville shuttered their shared elementary school, school boards in both towns are facing yet another potential closure.
This time, it is the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union (WNwSU) that is mulling its options following a March 2010 vote by Bethel and Rochester residents to withdraw from the union.