Archive - Feb 16, 2009
By KATHRYN FLAGG
MIDDLEBURY — Prominent — and controversial — civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton addressed a crowd of roughly 700 at Middlebury College’s Mead Chapel last Wednesday, urging students at the college to remain activists even in the wake of January’s political sea change.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on April 8 will field a proposed 2009-2010 Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plan of $5,685,814, which represents a $61,029, or 1.09-percent, increase compared to the current year’s spending plan of $5,624,785.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
MIDDLEBURY — “It really all begins here,” Mike Moser said as the loading bay door at the Middlebury College biomass plant rattled open. “Here” is a cement bunker-like hole in the earth — heaping with sweet-smelling, amber colored wood chips.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team got hot on offense in the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Vergennes, and then put the clamps on the Commodores in the third quarter to win, 45-26.
Heard the news? President Obama is slated to sign the much-debated economic stimulus bill into law Tuesday in Denver. The bill made it through Congress on Friday when the Senate voted 60-38 in favor of the legislation — after weeks of debate about the best way to jolt the economy out of recession.
A contingent of Addy Indy staffers (not to mention a few of our friends from the Brandon Reporter) headed off for a hoppin’ few days at the New England Press Association conference in Boston about a week ago — and boy oh boy, did we learn a lot.