February 24th, 2014
RIPTON/HANCOCK — The Middlebury College ski team this past weekend finished third at its own winter carnival, which also served as this winter’s Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association championship. The NCAA meet is up next for the Panthers; it will be hosted by the University of Utah from March 5 to 8.
In the past several months, opponents to moving the municipal building and athletic facility in Middlebury to its proposed new sites have zeroed in on a few alleged faults of the plan. In each case, those allegations have been proven wrong.
Here’s a brief rundown of those issues as they apply to Article 6 that Middlebury residents will vote on by Australian ballot on March 4:
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/19 MUHS Boys vs. St. J. ............ 4-3 (OT)
2/19 MUHS Girls vs. Burr & Burton ......... 5-2
2/19 MUHS vs. Mt. Abe ....................... 65-50
2/21 MUHS vs. VUHS ......................... 65-40
I will be voting for the new town hall plan. I have heard the pro and con voices — many measured and thoughtful — and none of the alternatives being offered stack up financially, practically and aesthetically for me. To my pocketbook, to my reason and to my eye, this deal is a win-win-win.
I was on my way in to Middlebury Feb. 14 along with my son and two dogs on Route 30 in Cornwall. I hit a patch of ice, skidded across the road and rolled over the car.??Three people (a couple and a nurse) stopped immediately and came to my rescue. The man was able to open my car door and release my seatbelt. They comforted me, my son, and dogs and kept us safe until the ambulance and police arrived.
I’m responding to Raymond Reed’s letter published in the Feb. 12 edition of the Brandon Reporter and Feb. 13 edition of the Addison Independent.
I’m concerned about the gas pipeline scheduled to be laid under Lake Champlain.
I’m sure by now everyone has heard about the polluted water in Charleston, W.V. What if there were a gas leak in Lake Champlain? Our communities who get their drinking water from the lake would have no water to drink, etc. There is a huge price to be paid if we put the gas line in the lake and there is any kind of problem.
The archival photos that depict the area around Twilight Hall before the construction of the gym and the high school buildings are what reinforced my decision to vote in favor of the selectboard plan. That historical, aesthetically pleasing vista would be possible again, for everyone in town to enjoy.