June 27th, 2011
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs opened their 2011 Champlain Valley Swim League season at home on Thursday, when 2010 champion and perennial contender Burlington Tennis Club powered to a 341-136 victory. The Champs return to action on Tuesday with a meet at St. Albans, and then will host Essex on Thursday.
Against BTC, younger female swimmers enjoyed the most success for the Champs, as Alyse Beauchemin and Moriah Cushing won two 12-and-under races each, and Megan Tarte won an under-10 event.
MIDDLEBURY — To say that Ian Worley developed an interest in flying at an early age would be an understatement.
“Before I had memory,” he said, when asked of the point at which he became obsessed with all things aviation.
MIDDLEBURY — Extending coverage to every last mile may be the buzzword in Vermont’s broadband Internet discussion, but at a meeting in Middlebury last Wednesday, the real question was “what’s next?”
The event was the first meeting of the ad hoc “regional technology team” at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and it brought together voices from various sectors in the community to discuss what planner Kevin Lehman said will be a county-wide plan for increasing technology usage.
MIDDLEBURY — Future young patients at Porter Hospital will owe a debt of gratitude to 11-year-old Jamee Barnum, who recently turned 10 days of post-operative boredom into a quest to provide entertainment options for other recuperating kids.
It was back in late March that the New Haven resident took ill — while eating her own birthday cake, no less. Her parents took her to Porter Hospital, where she received a disturbing diagnosis: Her appendix had ruptured, requiring speedy surgery.
MIDDLEBURY — The Mary Hogan Elementary School (ID-4) board is looking to fill two vacancies in the wake of recent resignations.
Board member Ruth Hardy has stepped down from the board in anticipation of a long-term family commitment abroad. She was in her first three-year term on the seven-member panel.
Serena Eddy-Moulton, an eight-year veteran of the board and its former chairwoman, also stepped down recently, citing a need to spend more time with family.
JAY — What do skiing and dairy farming have in common?
Not much, it might seem, but two New England organizations would beg to differ. On June 5, Ski Vermont presented its first donation of $8,495 to Keep Local Farms, a Massachusetts organization.
“The skiing and farming economies run deep throughout our local communities,” said Ski Vermont president Parker Riehle. “Working together is vital to ensure the future success of these two iconic Vermont industries.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office will soon be in the market for a new, part-time prosecutor to focus on cases involving crimes against women.
Addison County Deputy State’s Attorney Teri Ames will be stepping down from her job this Wednesday, June 30, to spend more time with family.
Many professional sports are now openly embracing instant replay technology that allows close calls to be reviewed and, if necessary, corrected. Professional football has even implemented instant replay in the form of a challenge system, which actually adds an element of strategy to the game.