June 21st, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — In its season opener on Thursday, the Addison County American Legion baseball team displayed the explosive offense and solid pitching and defense that the local nine hopes will carry them to the Northern Division playoffs and beyond this summer.
The result at the Middlebury College field was a 9-3 win over S.D. Ireland that AC broke open with a five-run fifth inning that made a winner of reliever Sean Harrison, who tossed 3.1 steady innings and knocked in two runs, including one in the big rally.
MIDDLEBURY — At its annual meeting Thursday night, the Better Middlebury Partnership honored Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz as Citizen of the Year and J.P. Carrara & Sons, Inc. as Business of the Year for their significant roles in building the Cross Street Bridge — a town goal that has been 50 years in the making.
The second installment of Making a life in Addison County profiles a very different story of a young adult in the local community. Carolyn Griggs, 23, grew up in Lincoln and went to Castleton State College to study elementary education. After she graduated last year, she moved back into her family's Lincoln home, and got a job assistant teaching at Addison Central school.
MIDDLEBURY — It would be an understatement to say it has been a busy June for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne.
Last week saw the Hartland native and Google executive making campaign stops in Burlington, the Mad River Valley, Norwich, Middlebury and St. Johnsbury.
On Tuesday, June 14, Dunne and his wife Sarah Taylor brought a baby daughter, Cora Leah Lawrence Dunne, into the world.
BRISTOL — Bristol selectman and Republican John “Peeker” Heffernan is again throwing his hat into the ring for one of two Addison-4 Vermont House seats, running on a platform devoted to maintaining Vermont’s aging infrastructure, avoiding tax increases for Vermonters, and encouraging bipartisan cooperation.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury drivers last week got their first-ever opportunity to travel behind the town’s municipal building, as Academy Street officially opened to traffic in the first of what will be several changes in downtown traffic patterns this summer.
Academy Street is the new, one-way road linking College Street to Main Street. It is but one part of the $16 million Cross Street Bridge project scheduled for completion by the end of this October.
VERGENNES — The students of the Vergennes Union High School class of 2010 were not alone as they marched into the standing-room-only school gymnasium last Friday evening. The institution’s 50th graduating class was followed by more than half the members of the class of 1960 — VUHS’s first graduating class.
“There were 60 members in the class of 1960, and it is fitting that they should share the birthday milestone of 50 years this evening,” said Ann Sullivan, a former VUHS English teacher and 1960 alumna who took the floor to wish the students well.