May 27th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — In high school tennis playoff action, the Middlebury boys and the Otter Valley girls were eliminated on Tuesday in Division I and D-II, respectively.
The MUHS girls finished at 11-3 and drew the No. 4 seed in D-I. They will entertain No. 13 North Country (4-8) on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The Tiger girls defeated the Falcons twice this spring, both on May 15, by 5-1 scores at home.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 area residents turned out at the Middlebury State Airport this past Tuesday evening to learn more about a proposed runway renovation/expansion project.
Many took the chance to voice their concerns about the possibility that those upgrades — and others laid out in a state airports master plan — could bring larger planes, heavier and larger aircraft traffic, more noise and possibly more lighting to what is now a modest airfield nestled in a residential neighborhood.
MIDDLEBURY — Two Middlebury schools are preparing for some leadership transitions.
Middlebury Union Middle School will welcome a new assistant principal this summer, while St. Mary’s School is looking for a new top administrator to lead its students.
MUMS Principal Patrick Reen confirmed the appointment of Scott Sivo as new assistant principal. Sivo currently holds that same title at Hull High School in Hull, Mass., which is located south of Boston.
WALTHAM — There’s something new coming to the Addison County Fair and Field Days. It’s not a ride, exhibit or contest, but serves a thoroughly practical purpose.
Visitors to this summer’s fair will find a new safety building located near the fairgrounds’ front entrance.
HANCOCK — With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summertime riding, local bicyclists already have their eyes set on some of the most challenging outings in their neighborhood. Crisscrossing the spine of the Green Mountains, a ride through the Lincoln, Brandon, Appalachian and Middlebury gaps makes for a fearsome quartet of climbs and descents with thousands of vertical feet gained and lost as one passes from the Champlain Valley to the Mad River Valley and back again.