March 15th, 2010
VERGENNES — By September the Small City Market should be a lot bigger.
On March 8, Cory and Hilary Foote, the Weybridge residents who for 12 years have owned the Vergennes store at the intersection of South Water and Main streets, received a Development Review Board permit to put up a new building to house their business — right across the street from their existing shop.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team’s remarkable late-season run ended on Saturday, when visiting Plattsburgh scored early in overtime to earn a 3-2 win in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal.
The Panthers entered the game with a 19-4-4 record after winning 12 of their 13 previous outings, including a 5-3 decision over the 19-5-3 Cardinals.
But on Saturday Plattsburgh got to loose pucks first, won most of the battles along the boards, and outshot the Panthers, 31-23.
This is Sunshine Week in America, a press-organized annual observance to stress the importance of openness in government. Lord knows Sunshine Week (March 14-20) deserves attention here in Vermont.
How Vermont’s laws on public meetings and public records got so messed up is a mystery, but there’s no question they’re messed up. The man who wrote the law, a former attorney general and state senator, put 27 exemptions in the law for the usual stuff — personnel matters, land acquisition, legal strategy in a lawsuit, that kind of thing.
CORNWALL — Almost two years after Nick Garza’s body was discovered in Otter Creek after a months-long search, the story of the vanished Middlebury College student lingers in the minds of the community.
Below the Falls, a new collection of poetry by Pulitzer-prize nominated Cornwall resident Gary Margolis, delves into the emotions of those months of searching in the winter of 2008.
“One of the ways that I express and relate to my own world is to write poems,” he said.
RIPTON — More than 60 die-hard skiers soaked up the sunshine and survived the challenging spring waxing conditions at the annual Bread Loaf Cross Country Citizens’ Race and Lollipop Race on Sunday, March 7, at the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton.
Organizers said the races were the culmination of an incredible spring skiing weekend, and a great time was had by all.
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Jeff Stauch began baking bread two years ago with his girlfriend, Ashley. At first it was just a fun project — Ashley had grown up with fresh, home-baked bread around the house, and the two wanted to see if they could learn the skill.
“I was frankly surprised that we didn’t get discouraged,” he said. “The first several tries were definitely something you wouldn’t want to present at a party. It was just by accident, but we stuck with it until something turned out perfect.”
Join the Addison Independent at last Saturday's NCAA basketball championship game, where the Panthers faced off against the Rhode Island College Anchormen.
The slideshow takes a look at some of photographer Trent Campbell's shots of the game, with audio taken at Friday's and Saturday's championship games.
MIDDLEBURY — After a pair of hard-fought wins in Maine this past weekend, the NESCAC champion Middlebury College men’s hockey team finds itself back in familiar territory against a familiar foe: The 19-4-4 Panthers will host SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday at 7 p.m. in what will be their first NCAA appearance since 2007, when Middlebury made its 13th straight trip to the dance.
Saturday night’s NCAA Division III quarterfinal against the 18-5-3 Cardinals will be a rematch of a Feb. 2 game at Kenyon Arena won by the Panthers, 5-3.