WHITING — State health officials hope to conduct blood tests on area residents and determine how many people may possess the Eastern equine encephalitis antibodies without ever having gotten sick. That’s the message from a series of three public information meetings they held in the area to update residents in the wake of the first two human cases of EEE over the summer.
Depending on funding, there is also a plan to expand mosquito surveillance next year and hire additional field assistants to help gather samples.
BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will hold a disciplinary hearing in executive session on Dec. 17 related to Police Chief Kevin Gibbs’ handling of a grant over the past three fiscal years.
At issue is a total of $9,754 in town funds that the town of Bristol fronted under the expectation that the money would be reimbursed by a Vermont Department of Health grant.
MIDDLEBURY — In its home opener on Tuesday, the Middlebury College women’s basketball team shrugged off both a series of injuries and visiting Norwich in earning a convincing, 72-44 win.
The 3-4 Panthers harassed the 4-3 Cadets into missing 14 of their first 15 shots and took a 23-2 lead with 10:25 gone. Eight Panthers scored in that stretch.
Then, after the Cadets sank four three-pointers to get within 15 at 34-19, the Panthers scored the final six points of the first half to lead at the break by 21.
BRISTOL — Thanksgiving lunch at Bristol Elementary School this year was the traditional meal it is every year: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls, pickles, cranberry sauce and good friends.
However, in one big way, the meal was quite different. The students in Ms. Murnane’s fifth- and sixth-grade class had a dream to make this annual event completely garbage free. With the help of Kristen Andrews, education coordinator for the ANESU Food Service Cooperative, and the BES kitchen staff, the students very nearly achieved that goal.
ADDISON COUNTY — Seven local boys’ soccer players earned all-state honors from the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association, who also gave Middlebury Union High School coach Doc Seubert — who recently made public his decision to step down from the Tiger soccer and baseball coaching jobs he has held for almost four decades — its highest honor.
12/2 Midd. vs. Trinity ............................... 4-1
12/4 Midd. vs. Johnson & Wales......... 79-71
Second-guessing: evaluating a decision after the outcome of that decision is known; being critical of an action with the added advantage of hindsight. “Monday morning quarterbacking” we call it. But this column is not about football.
I am a storyteller. This week I had planned for my column a story about my harvesting of a deer during the 2012 season. Maybe two stories: one about rifle season and one about muzzleloading.