ORWELL –– When Rhianna Carr, 12, learned that she won a Boston Red Sox Kid Nation community service contest, she couldn’t believe it.
“I was so happy I started crying and I was just jumping,” she said. “I almost passed out when I found out, I was so happy.”
Carr, an Orwell resident and big Sox fan, entered a contest run by Kids Nation, the Red Sox youth fan group.
NORTH BENNINGTON — What started as a typically laid back Father’s Day outing for Scott Atherton and his family on Sunday ended in a shocking series of events. But quick work from the Middlebury resident meant it did end not in tragedy.
Atherton nearly lost his corgi dog, Aaron, to a deadly whirlpool in the Walloomsac River formed by a hidden concrete slab forming a hole within the waters.
FERRISBURGH — Recommendations for improvements intended to make it safer for children near Ferrisburgh Central School to walk to school earned mixed reviews from the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday.
Most selectboard members said they liked at least some of the proposals in a report developed by a town Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) committee with help from the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s SRTS Resource Center.
FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen on Tuesday agreed to let supervised Ferrisburgh Central School students tap maple trees on the town-owned Union Meeting Hall property on Route 7 — with one provision.
The proposal came from FCS parent Nick Patch, who has a portable maple sugar house. Patch sought the board’s permission to tap the maples, which are about 400 yards from the school across the state highway.
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore voters will elect at least one new state senator this November, and that person will either be a Democrat or an independent candidate.
A records check at the Addison County Courthouse revealed that two major party candidates had filed papers by the June 14 deadline to run for the state Senate this November. Those filing at the courthouse were incumbent Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, and fellow Democrat Christopher Bray of New Haven.
ADDISON COUNTY — Barring write-in campaigns before the state’s Aug. 28 primary election, Addison County will see no primary contests for seats in the Vermont House of Representatives and only three contested House elections in November.
Democratic incumbents in the Addison-1 Middlebury district — Betty Nuovo and Paul Ralston — and the Addison-4 district representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro — Dave Sharpe and Mike Fisher — will run unopposed.
ADDISON COUNTY — Head negotiators for Addison Northeast Supervisory Union teacher contract talks said they have agreed to a four-year contract that features pay increases.
After ANeSU teachers worked for almost two years without a collective bargaining agreement, the ANeSU board and teachers’ union negotiators struck a deal last Monday, June 11.
MIDDLEBURY — The path to long-term sustainability of the Addison Central Supervisory Union’s seven elementary schools hinges in part on sharing more resources, enhancing programs and curriculum, and exploring potential collaborations with Middlebury College.