YOUNGSTERS IN THE Middlebury Recreation Department’s Camp Kookamunga program celebrate a week of sunny weather with a group jump at the recreation park on Tuesday. Pictured from left are Emily Cormier, Leah Raymond, Rowan Hendy, Sophia Dwindell and Jeremy Bougor.
Independent photo/John S. McCright
July 26, 2007
By JOHN FLOWERS
EAST MIDDLEBURY — East Middlebury residents turned out in force at a public hearing on Monday to register their concerns about a proposed major expansion of the J.P. Carrara & Sons gravel pit operation off School House Hill Road.
The overflow crowd at the municipal building conference room told members of the Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) that the plan to extend the Carrara pit by a total of 20 acres to the east and west of School House Hill Road would bring more years of noise, dust and safety headaches to a neighborhood that has already lived with the operation for more than three decades.
J.P. Carrara & Sons is currently phasing out gravel extraction at its current 23.4-acre pit, located to the immediate east of School House Hill Road. The company wants to extend its operations 15.3 acres to the east of its existing pit, and another 5 acres to the west of School House Hill Road.
July 26, 2007
By MEGAN JAMES
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Maple Leaf dropped onto the college campus early this month, but a hubbub created by students, faculty and trustees caused college administrators to sweep the leaf away almost as quickly as it arrived.
The leaf was a new official Middlebury College logo created by New York City-based corporate image maker and quietly introduced into official college communications in the first week in July.
“I still think it’s a terrific mark,” said Middlebury Vice President for Communications Mike McKenna. “But it was not at this particular point in history right for the college. I wanted to honor that.”
The leaf symbol was made up of three blue Ms that were supposed to symbolize growth, renewal and shelter. Instead, it seemed to evoke the Canadian flag to many, a marijuana leaf to some and even Mr. Sneeze, the blue spiky character from the Mr. Men children’s book series, to more than a handful of students.