MIDDLEBURY — Lake Placid edged the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team, 3-2, on Thursday in the final game of the Fletcher “Buster” Brush Holiday Classic to win the tournament title.
The Bombers, who defeated Milton, 5-4 in overtime, on Wednesday were the only team to win both of its games in the event. The Tigers defeated Stowe on Wednesday, and Stowe thumped Milton on Thursday, 6-0.
CORNWALL — Robert J. Fields of Orwell was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving went off a snow-covered Route 74 in Cornwall and struck a tree.
Vermont State Police reported that Fields, 69, was driving a 2003 Chevy Suburban westbound on Route 74 during a snowfall when the vehicle traveled off the north side of the road at around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.
The Suburban continued off the roadway and collided with a tree. Fields, who was wearing a seat belt, was the only one in the vehicle.
ADDISON COUNTY — The first Monday in April ushered in a new era for Middlebury municipal employees, who began working in the new, expansive town office building at 77 Main St. It was a key moment in a series of events in 2016 that helped transform the southern end of the shiretown’s downtown.
ADDISON COUNTY — A large renewable-energy transmission project won support from a key host town in Addison County by offering millions in payments but lost out in the competition for a contract to sell renewable energy to three Southern New England states.
Representatives from the Massachusetts-based companies Anbaric Transmission and National Grid approached New Haven, Ferrisburgh and Waltham in 2015 with plans to construct the Vermont Green Line.
ADDISON COUNTY — It’s no secret weather is a favorite topic of conversation in these parts.
And 2016 gave us all a lot to talk about, and not just because the World Meteorological Organization announced in mid-November that the year would probably go down as the hottest in recorded climate history — topping 2015, of course.
Quick, somebody please tell the President-elect and Congress.
ADDISON COUNTY — Farmers saw milk prices plummet in 2016 at the same time as they were being required to adopt new practices, mandated by Vermont’s Clean Water Act.
MIDDLEBURY — A $40-plus million overhaul of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges spurred a lot of debate, planning and community organizing in 2016, but it all added up to another delay in construction.