November 5th, 2012
HARTFORD – Top-seeded host Hartford knocked an injury-plagued No. 5 Middlebury Union High School football team out of the Division I playoffs, 34-0, in a Friday night semifinal.
The 10-0 Hurricanes will be seeking their 26th straight win and their third straight title and fifth in six years when they face No. 2 BFA-St. Albans on Saturday at South Burlington.
11/2 #5 MUHS at #1 Hartford ................ 34-0
11/3 #4 Mt. Abe at #1 Woodstock ....... 58-7
10/31 #2 U-32 vs. #3 Mt. Abe ......... 1-0 (OT)
In the race for president, set aside everything you know about the two candidates for a moment and reflect on the country you want to live in. Is it a country whose foundation is to strengthen the whole, or to strengthen the individual? Is it a country willing to help those less fortunate or do all Americans fend for themselves? Is it a country that employs a tax policy that seeks to spread wealth, or is it a country that favors a growing gap between rich and poor?
MIDDLEBURY — Public Works Department officials in Middlebury said they will close parts of Washington Street Extension and Painter Road on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, while they improve the water infrastructure.
The street will be closed on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Painter Hills Road.
The next day work will move to the Grey Ledge Road area, which will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
This work is for installation of water main across the road in both locations.
MONTPELIER — The Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Development Committee has completed its work, approving recommendations and proposed statutory changes to be presented to the upcoming Legislative session. Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, and former state police search and rescue team leader Jocelyn Stohl abstained from the vote taken at the Committee’s fourth and final meeting in Montpelier Oct. 24.
VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Tuesday will decide whether to support a $6.5 million bond that will fund repairs and major upgrades to Vergennes Union High School.
The biggest ticket items are improvements to the school’s auditorium, installation of a track and an artificial turf playing field, upgrades to the kitchen and cafeteria, and roof repairs to several areas of the building.
MIDDLEBURY — Former Ripton resident and Middlebury College graduate Randy Brock has worked to influence state policy as the Vermont Auditor of Accounts and as a state senator.
Now he wants to become Vermont’s chief executive. To that end, the Swanton Republican is taking on incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Putney, on Nov. 6.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Nov. 6 ballot will feature three contested Vermont House races, a three-way runoff for the county’s two seats in the state Senate and a bevy of statewide and federal races that is, of course, headlined by the showdown for the presidency of the United States.