February 7th, 2013
PANTON — A longtime Waltham school director will reportedly step down, and Panton will have at least one new selectboard member in March, but little change in the ranks of Addison town officials looms on Town Meeting Day.
In Waltham, Kristin Bristow will not seek to be re-nominated from the town meeting floor to the Vergennes Union High School board, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School wrestling team on Tuesday hosted a four-way meet with Vergennes, Mount Abraham and North Country that served as a late-season tune-up with the state championship event looming at Vergennes Union High School on Feb. 22 and 23.
All three of the county coaches have wrestlers they believe can reach the podium in Vergennes, many of whom had a chance to show their stuff in the dozen matches that were contested on Tuesday.
VERGENNES — In a Monday girls’ basketball game between two teams in search of wins this season and that saw three lead changes in overtime, visiting Middlebury finally walked off with a dramatic 47-43 decision over Vergennes.
Senior guard Tiffany Danyow shrugged off an injury suffered late in regulation to score six of her game-high 13 points in OT for the 3-9 Tigers, including two free throws at 0:51 that gave MUHS the lead for good at 44-43.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school basketball action earlier this week, the Vergennes boys and Mount Abraham girls kept rolling while the Otter Valley and Mount Abraham boys picked up road wins. But the Tiger boys lost on the road and the OV girls dropped a home game.
The MUHS girls also visited VUHS on Monday; see story on Page 1B.
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday voted down two Vergennes Union High School bonds totaling $6.2 million that the VUHS board had hoped would pay for major improvements inside and outside the school.
A $4.2 million bond proposal lost, 820-671, or 55-45 percent, in commingled balloting in the five ANwSU towns.
BRIDPORT — Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairwoman Claire Ayer heard an earful on Monday from local opponents of a proposed law that would allow terminally ill, mentally competent patients to take a lethal dose of medication under specific conditions.
MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (HPHRC) officials spend a lot of time helping injured patients become mobile enough to take that much-anticipated ride home. They routinely practice getting in and out of a vehicle as part of their transition to independence, though practice has at times required bundling up for parking lot visits in rain or snow.
LINCOLN — Students, parents and staff of the Lincoln Community School gathered in the building’s recently renovated gymnasium last Friday to celebrate a special month learning about the culture of India. The “India Festival” featured a shadow puppet show, a presentation of student artwork in traditional Indian styles, yoga, delicious Indian food and a magic show by local magician Tom Verner.