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February 10th, 2014
LAKE PLACID — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team split a pair of games this past weekend in finishing second at a tournament hosted by Lake Placid, and is 10-5.
That record is good for fifth in a tight Division II race, although the Tigers are 9-1 against D-II competition — of their five losses, two have come to New York squads and two to D-I teams.
In the Jan. 30 Addison County Independent article about my running for Middlebury selectboard, I said I would vote yes to relocate the town offices and gym. After additional reflection, I have decided to vote no.
My interest in serving on the selectboard has always been to help heal divisions within town and to facilitate community-minded decisions, involving all who are interested.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/5 MUHS Girls vs. SB/CVU .................. 4-0
2/7 MUHS Boys vs. Shaker-Colonie ...... 1-0
2/8 Lake Placid vs. MUHS Boys ............ 4-2
2/8 MUHS Girls vs. Mt. Mansfield .......... 5-4
2/5 OV at W. Rutland ............... Ppd. to 2/17
2/7 MUHS vs. Mt. Abe......................... 41-37
If you are a member of a school board, the chances are fair that you would like a moment or two of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s time, just enough to have him understand you don’t spend countless hours tweaking the numbers just to devise a budget that is beyond the taxpayers’ ability to pay.
As if you don’t have enough to do…
As I drove down the road the other day, headed from one commitment to the next, I was hit with a sudden, in-your-face realization about the current state of Vermont’s economy.
Sure, I’ve seen plenty of articles and reports providing contrasting doom and gloom and optimistic outlooks for our beloved Green Mountain State, but I never really knew exactly where we stood. Until now.
RIPTON — Vermont State Police cited Sergei Draper, 22, of Ripton, for burglary, following investigation of a reported break-in at a home on the Lincoln Road in Ripton on Thursday, Feb. 6.
ADDISON COUNTY – Health and public safety officials are warning heroin users that product sold as heroin and packaged in the same manner as heroin may instead contain pure fentanyl or fentanyl-laced heroin.
The Vermont Department of Health has just confirmed the cause of three deaths in Addison County in January to be overdoses from pure fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid drug that is up to 50 times more powerful than heroin, and much deadlier.
ADDISON COUNTY — Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County are in discussions to collaborate on a clinic to provide suboxone, a drug designed to help a growing number of Addison County addicts break their dependence on opiates.