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April 18th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — For 26 years, Bonnie Bourne has woken up each weekday morning energized by her sincere belief that she has the best job in the world: principal at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School.
Bourne last week announced she will retire from the best job in the world at the end of this school year, citing three primary reasons — her three granddaughters.
“The time has arrived,” Bourne, 64, said. “There’s a tug between full-time administrative work and three granddaughters, and the granddaughters won.”
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Criminal Court Judge Helen Toor on Monday handed out a four-to-10-year prison sentence to one of the two men involved in a July 4, 2012, armed robbery at a Bristol nursing home.
As part of a plea deal first agreed upon in February, Timothy Boardman, 42, of Monkton will get credit for time already served. Boardman must also pay $141 of court costs.
BRANDON — A Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team with high hopes for 2013 hit host Otter Valley with a big first period on Monday and cruised to a 20-5 win in the opener for both Division II programs.
VUHS senior Joe Krayewsky tossed in five of his nine goals in the first quarter — two in the final 22.6 seconds — as the Commodores took command, 9-3.
MIDDLEBURY — A substantial overhaul of water and sewer infrastructure under South Street will dominate a relatively short list of Middlebury public works projects this spring and summer.
The list, discussed on Thursday by Middlebury Director of Operations Dan Werner, also includes water and sewer upgrades on Charles Avenue and Water Street, along with paving projects for portions of Foote Street, Lower Foote Street and the Painter Hills subdivision.
MIDDLEBURY — Work is scheduled to begin early next month on a project that will beautify and improve public access to the riverfront area of the Marble Works complex that fronts the Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team on Tuesday earned one of the program’s biggest wins in recent years, knocking off perennial Division I contender Champlain Valley, 10-7.
The Tigers spotted the Redhawks four quick goals, and still trailed at the end of the first quarter, 6-3. But they rallied to tie the game at the half, 7-7; held CVU scoreless in the second half; and scored three times in the fourth period to nail down the victory.
If the Senate, as expected, tables further discussion on H.526, a bill written to protect the state’s shorelands and help improve the clarity of lake water, two outcomes are certain: 1) better explanation of the legislation will temper the animosity that has riled so many lakeshore property owners, and 2) the legislation will undoubtedly undergo further modifications to prevent overkill and to hone in on what it hopes to accomplish.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College softball team swept a three-game series from NESCAC West rival Hamilton on Saturday and Sunday to move into a first-place tie with Wesleyan.
The 16-6 Panthers and 18-6 Cardinals, who took two of three games from third place Williams (10-15, 4-2 NESCAC West) this past weekend, each have 5-1 league marks. Middlebury will host Williams for a three-game set this Friday and Saturday.