October 13th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — Children will take center stage during two days of festivities this fall as Addison County’s shire town marks its 250th birthday with some epic games, drama and fireworks.
It was back on Nov. 4 of 1761 that Middlebury was chartered by colonial Gov. Benning Wentworth. The charter was awarded to John Evarts and 62 others. The town added a college and grew by leaps and bounds during the ensuing two-and-a-half centuries, to a point where more than 8,400 residents and students now call Middlebury their home.
STARKSBORO — Starksboro resident Will Parini, a former Addison Northeast Supervisory Union elementary school music teacher arrested in March on federal child pornography distribution and possession charges, will plead guilty on one of the two charges in a court hearing on Thursday, according to his attorney
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School class of 2012 set a new fund-raising record for the seniors’ annual walk for charity this week, when on Tuesday the class presented a check for more than $6,000 to the Child Life Services program at Burlington’s Vermont Children’s Hospital, a division of Fletcher Allen Health Care.
BRISTOL — Since Bristol’s Five Town Health Alliance (5THA) discovered it would not get funding this year for a Federally Qualified Health Center, or FQHC, it has waited patiently for federal reviewers to return its application score with their critiques.
BRISTOL — The U.S. military marked its 10th year of war in Afghanistan last Friday, and the Five Town Peace Coalition wasn’t prepared to let anyone passing through Bristol’s Main Street forget it.
MIDDLEBURY — This weekend the sport of quidditch will come home to Middlebury, where the game was first played by non-wizard humans seven years ago. On Sunday beginning at 9 a.m., with Mead Chapel’s bells ringing the theme from the Harry Potter movies, caped college students will kick off a full day of the wizarding game.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team weathered an early storm on Tuesday and emerged with a 2-1 overtime victory over Mount Anthony, one of the state’s better Division I outfits.
The Otters, a team coming off heavy graduation losses after appearing in last fall’s D-II final, improved to 6-4-1. Two of their losses have come to the top teams in D-II, and the other two to D-I Rutland. MAU fell to 7-4-1 with its first loss in four games — the Patriots’ last loss also came to OV.
I guess the moral of the story is $537 million just doesn’t go as far as it used to.
That figure is the approximate sum of the collective payrolls of the New York Yankees (a Derek Jeter bloop hit short of $203 million), Philadelphia Phillies (within the Phanatic’s footprint of $173 million) and Boston Red Sox (a Pesky Pole homer shy of $162 million).