October 28th, 2010
The following six questions, along with a requested word limit, were asked of each local candidate for the Vermont House and Senate.
The questions are not repeated in the context of each candidate’s response, but are recalled by subject at the beginning of each answer.
Election Day is Nov. 2.
MIDDLEBURY — Shoreham voters on Dec. 7 will be asked to pick their favorite from among three options for upgrading their undersized municipal offices.
Those options, confirmed by the Shoreham selectboard, include building a new, 2,000-square-foot municipal office building on the village green; erecting a more elaborate, two-story structure at the site of the former Newton Academy on School Street; or rejecting both of those options, thereby placing the issue back on the selectboard’s drawing board.
MIDDLEBURY — Otter Creek Brewing is seeking the town of Middlebury’s approval to establish a 90-seat, pub-style restaurant and visitors’ center within its brewery at 85 Exchange St.
Brewery officials stressed the new service will have limited hours, a limited menu and should not eat into — but rather, enhance — the economic fortunes of restaurants and shops in downtown Middlebury.
“We know we are good at making beer; we are not looking to show we are culinary experts,” said Otter Creek Brewery brewmaster Mike Gerhart.
WINDSOR — The No. 11 Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team upset No. 6 Springfield in a first-round playoff game on Wednesday, 1-0, and will host a Division II quarterfinal on Saturday against No. 14 Fair Haven.
The playoff victory for the MUHS girls’ program is the first since at least the early 1990s.
BURLINGTON — The No. 6 Middlebury Union High School field hockey team knocked off No. 11 Burlington, 2-0, on Wednesday in a first-round Division I playoff game. The contest was played on Burlington’s artificial turf field because the Tigers’ home surface was too wet.
Sara Higgins scored about three minutes into the game, converting a Katie Ritter feed to give the Tigers the lead. Later in the half, Ritter made it 2-0 with an assist from Tiffany Audet.
Tiger goalies Heather Ploof (seven saves) and Anjelica Swinhart (three saves) teamed up for the shutout against the 0-15 Seahorses.
"Meet Andy Wentink, Director of Special Collections." The first installment of a multi-part series of audio slideshow tours of the college's "crown jewels."
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On long solo runs, the oddest thoughts pass through one’s mind. For example, on my last run I suddenly realized that the vast majority of my loop runs proceed in a clockwise direction. I have no idea why this is the case, but set out to rectify the situation with at least an occasional counterclockwise loop!
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A couple of Saturdays ago, my friend Kay and I pulled up to a squat brick structure off of a bumpy dirt road, still unsure that we’d managed to find the Neshobe Sportsman Club.
As soon as we climbed out of the car, though, I knew we’d come to the right place: the dusty parking area smelled all kinds of delicious, like slow-cooked meat and buttery mashed potatoes.