Archive - Jun 4, 2009
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BRISTOL — The No. 5 Mount Abraham Union High School softball team outlasted visiting No. 12 Bellows Falls on Wednesday, 9-6, in a first-round Division II playoff game.
MIDDLEBURY — When “The Barber of Seville” opens on Friday, June 5, it will confirm Middlebury’s status as one of the smallest towns in the country with a professional opera company. The production marks the Opera Company of Middlebury’s sixth year of producing grand opera in the intimate confines of Town Hall Theater.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MONTPELIER — The overwhelming majority of Addison County lawmakers on Tuesday voted with the majority in a successful override of Gov. James Douglas’s budget veto, thereby setting in stone a spending plan for fiscal year 2010.
The House voted 100 to 50 — the bare minimum two-thirds majority necessary — to override Douglas’s veto of the $4.5 billion spending plan. It was the first budget veto in the state’s history.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
BRISTOL — Front and center at Tuesday’s meeting of the Bristol Planning Commission was the first draft of new rules that would revise Section 526 of Bristol’s zoning ordinances, the section dealing with the extraction of earth resources like gravel, sand, soil, or quarry stone.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — It’s not unusual for a student to bring in a poster, picture, letter or some other prop to bring a moment in time closer to reality for a history class.
Middlebury Union High School student Evelyn Hill last week brought her uncle to class — a man who not only experienced the Vietnam War, but whose self-professed greatest contribution is etched in history in one of the most iconic photographs of the fall of Saigon.
By KARL LINDHOLM
When he hits a home run, he drops the bat, begins running immediately, circles the bases quickly, head bowed, then accepts the congratulations of his teammates with a modest fist bump or two, takes his seat on the bench, and the game goes on.
Jason Bay, the anti-Manny.