February 23rd, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — Around 100 singers gathered at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society last Saturday, Feb. 18, to learn and sing the march “anthem” that went viral at the Jan. 21 Women’s March in Washington, D.C.
The sanctuary was filled — mostly with women, but happily some men and youth took part, as well.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team left Vergennes with a 48-41 victory on Monday, but the Commodores made the Tigers earn it.
MUHS led by 40-25 when Tiger senior Riley Fenster laid in a fast-break feed from classmate Payton Buxton with 6:50 to go in the fourth period, but Commodore sophomores Brianna Van Der Way and Morgan Lynk sparked VUHS with five points apiece in the quarter as the host team fought back.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham Union junior forward Emma Carter notched her 1,000th point on Monday night to highlight local high school basketball earlier this week.
In other action earlier this week the Middlebury boys’ team fell at home, the Otter Valley boys and girls both came up short vs. local Marble Valley League rival Fair Haven, while the Vergennes and Mount Abe boys dropped tough road contests.
CARTER HITS 1,000
CRAFTSBURY — This past Saturday, nine Middlebury-area Nordic skiers traveled to Craftsbury for a day of racing. The goal was to qualify for one of two teams — an elite high school team and an under-age-16 group — that will represent Vermont in regional youth championship races next month.
Gloria Warden is running for her second term as Town Clerk. She has also served the town as a planning and zoning board member. I have always found her to be unbiased, fair and always working for the Town’s best interest. Please join me to support her in the upcoming election.
I am running for the Ferrisburgh Treasurer’s office because I am at a point in my work life where I can step forward to help. By design, an elected Treasurer is responsible only to the voters; however, to effectively run our town government the Treasurer and Selectboard must work well together.
If elected I will do my best to follow the accounting practices as recommended by our certified public accountant, be available during published office hours and foster town office operations based on cooperation and teamwork.
An article to increase the stipend paid to the Middlebury Town selectboard members to cover the costs they incur while serving the town will appear on the ballot on Town Meeting Day. This proposed increase would be the first since the current stipend for selectboard members was adopted 22 years ago.
ESSEX — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team concluded its season by finishing sixth among 10 teams at this past Saturday’s state championship meet at Essex High School.
Host Essex won the title for the 12th straight season, scoring 144.25 points to defeat second-place Champlain Valley (139.775), with South Burlington (131.90) in third. Division I St. Johnsbury took fourth (121.20).