Archive - Apr 2013
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Senate Government Operations Committee last Wednesday unanimously approved the Search and Rescue Bill, H.182, clearing the way for its passage in the full Senate as early as this week. However, the Vermont House must approve amendments made by the Senate committee before the new search and rescue protocol can be signed into law by the governor.
ADDISON COUNTY — Last year’s maple sugaring season may have ranked among the worst in recent memory. But in 2013, Mother Nature delivered in spades.
“This year broke all records,” said Tom Audet of Ledge Haven Farm in Orwell. “In quantity, quality and length of season, it was just a record breaker.”
Like Audet, sugarmakers across the county are reporting a record season.
MIDDLEBURY — State and county prosecutors have cleared two Middlebury police offices of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man during an armed standoff on Case Street in Middlebury last Oct. 4.
Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster and Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Friday that they had completed separate, independent reviews of the shooting of George Demarais.
MIDDLEBURY — James Balog, the famed photographer featured in the highly acclaimed climate change documentary “Chasing Ice,” will visit Middlebury College to present a screening of the film on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Balog will give a brief presentation of his work before the movie is shown and be available for questions afterward. The event is free and open to the public.
MIDDLEBURY — Bridge School in Middlebury on March 22 celebrated its 33rd annual Collar Day. Collar Day became an Elizabethan custom after Queen Elizabeth I first commanded her court to dress up and then presented them with awards.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School baseball team gave new coach Charlie Messenger a win in his first game this past Wednesday, 10-5 over visiting Fair Haven, but came up short in its next two games.
On Thursday, visiting South Burlington struck early in an 11-1 win, and on Saturday, host St. Johnsbury snapped a 2-2 tie with a pair of unearned runs in the fifth inning to win, 4-2.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — At an eight-team meet on Thursday at South Burlington, Vergennes Union High School track and field athletes won four events, two by senior Jon Welch.
Welch took the 40-yard dash in 4.9, and won the 200-meter hurdles in 27.64.
Also winning events were Austin Beamish and Jordan Stearns. Beamish took the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, four inches, and Stearns won the triple jump with a 34-foot, two-inch effort.