January 28th, 2013
MIDDLEURY — Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center directors are proposing a 2013-2014 budget of $3,515,820, which represents a 2.8-percent spending increase over this year. The increase amounts to $95,639.
The budget proposal does not include any new teachers or major new initiatives and is mainly being driven by contracted salary increases and a projected 14-percent hike in health insurance premiums.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School dance squad settled for three second-place finishes when the Tigers hosted six other teams on Friday in their Midd Winters Night Dream Dance Competition.
The Tigers were second overall to Lamoille for the second straight competition, second in the pom competition as they performed their pom routine for the first time this winter, and second in the hip-hop category for the first time this winter after winning that event at two earlier competitions.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury won twice at home, Vergennes returned from a long layoff with a win, and Mount Abraham and Otter Valley lost on the road.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/26 Harwood vs. MUHS ........................ 5-2
1/23 MUHS vs. BFA ................................ 2-1
1/26 CVU vs. MUHS ............................... 3-0
Vermont Progressives and liberal Democrats should tread cautiously in their reaction to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s budget address this past Thursday lest they open a political divide between themselves and the vast majority of Vermonters. The danger is that would be perceived as too far left of the mainstream, as the Tea Party is perceived to be too far right, and their political clout compromised.
This week’s writer is Joanna Colwell, director of Otter Creek Yoga in Middlebury’s Marble Works District. She lives in East Middlebury.
Dear NRA member,
MIDDLEBURY — May Mantell, a visiting professor of studio art at Middlebury College, this Wednesday will speak about the current exhibit at Middlebury’s Museum of Art — “Black, White, and Beautiful.” Mantell guest-curated the exhibit in conjunction with her January-term course “Introduction to Black and White Photography.”
The criteria for the exhibit were two: that they be exceptionally beautifully crafted silver prints and that they be meaningful works of art made by significant artists.
The calls come in all winter, said Paul DeBow of DeBow Wildlife Service in Plymouth, N.H. If there is no snow, the peak will be in January or February, when it’s the coldest. Some people think the animals they hear partying in the attic are chipmunks, he says. Chipmunks in the attic in the middle of winter. But they are not.
Chipmunks, DeBow explained, hibernate in winter and what homeowners are probably hearing are flying squirrels. Because flying squirrels are nocturnal, few people ever see them.