Archive - Mar 2012
CHITTENDEN — Racing in spring-like conditions on March 16, 17 and 18, six local athletes — all members of Ripton’s Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club — helped their Vermont team win the Eastern High School Championships against the rest of the New England states and New York.
Competing for Vermont were Bristol’s Alia Johnson, Ripton’s Britta Clark and Lydia Allen, Middlebury’s Dominique Powers, and Cornwall’s Mac Groves and Will Conlon.
MIDDLEBURY — The owners of Ferrisburgh-based Vermont Livestock (VL) are seeking permission to expand their operation with a new, 11,442-square-foot slaughterhouse and meat-processing facility in Middlebury’s industrial park.
If endorsed by local, state and federal authorities, the new facility could be under construction by May and might be ready to handle animals by this October, according to Carl Cushing, owner/operator of VL.
LINCOLN — Fifth-grader Jesus Rosa-Ivey Jr. opened the hearts and minds of his fifth- and sixth-grade classmates at Lincoln Community School this year. He inspired his teachers to think beyond the boundaries of conventional education and consider new levels of intelligence.
He was also a student with severe cerebral palsy, who couldn’t walk or speak.
When Rosa-Ivey entered the fifth grade at LCS last fall, his teacher Alice Leeds dedicated a unit of study in her fifth- and sixth-grade class to disability rights and awareness in the United States.
BRISTOL — An organization looking to start a clinic in Bristol and two other Vermont health care organizations that were not granted aid to create Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) last year might get an injection of funds from an unexpected donor — a health insurance company that violated state law.