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June 2nd, 2014
BRANDON — All 18 members of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to offer the job of RNeSU superintendent to Jeanne Collins under a one-year contract. She implied in an email to theReporter that she would accept the offer.
The vote was taken following a 90-minute executive session in which the board heard the recommendation of the interview committee and deliberated the decision to offer Collins the job and, if so, for how long.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury has a fairly strong and diverse retail market that could be improved by a general merchandise store, more restaurants and more clothing and electronics options. And the community should not fret about a “big box” entity seeking to build a mega store in town, because the amount of shopping dollars leaking from the community to other retail hubs is not enough to induce a developer to build such a store in Addison County’s shire town.
5/28 Hartford at OV Boys........................ 18-0
5/28 MUHS Girls vs. S. Burlington....... 11-10
5/29 MUHS Girls vs. CVU...................... 12-6
5/29 Mt. Abe Boys vs. VUHS................... 7-3
5/30 Burr & Burton vs. OV Boys............. 20-0
5/31 CVU vs. MUHS Boys.................... 12-11
5/31 Burlington vs. MUHS Girls............... 9-7
5/31 Mt. Abe Boys vs. Randolph............ 15-2
BRISTOL — One could argue that stay-at-home moms make the best entrepreneurs. They’re used to long hours, multi-tasking, and inventing quick fixes on the fly.
For the last year and a half, a New Haven mother of three (all under the age of 11) has been building her own business, and has already found quite a bit of success.
Sarah Kaeck is the founder of Bee’s Wrap, a company that produces beeswax-coated cloths used for food storage. She said her products are more environmentally friendly than using plastic containers, plastic wrap or tin foil.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local high school lacrosse teams are waiting for the official playoff seedings after finishing up their regular season this past weekend.
Middlebury girls’ lacrosse closed out the campaign with two wins in its last three games late last week to post a regular season record of 10-4. According to the Vermont Principals’ Association website, that puts the Tigers in a three-way tie for fifth place in Division I.
ADDISON COUNTY — All three local high school teams played against Division I teams in local high school baseball action in the latter part of last week, but two of those local teams are in Division II.
Otter Valley was the only winner, D-I Middlebury lost in its final regular season game, and Mount Abe lost twice, including a narrow loss to the top-ranked team in D-I.
The Vermont Principals Association was set to announce playoff pairings early on Monday.
ADDISON COUNTY — As the local high school softball regular season ended late last week, Vergennes won twice, Otter Valley split a pair and Mount Abe won its only game late in the week. All secured home games at least in the first round of the Division II playoffs.
Surging Middlebury won its final game, but will likely be seeded 10th in the D-II playoffs, which means away-contests in the tournament.
The Vermont Principals Association was set to release playoff pairings early on Monday.
MONTPELIER — Trail work, a publication highlighting local hikes, the support for a town-wide natural resource inventory and a natural resources training program for a local community all are expected to go forward thanks to recent grants awarded to local groups by the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions.
Grants were awarded to conservation commissions in New Haven, Bradford, Dummerston and Milton. Each group will receive $600 from the AVCC Tiny Grant program.