Archive - Sep 14, 2009
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team used a passing attack to earn 14 fourth-quarter points on Friday and rally past visiting Fair Haven, 14-6, in a Division II contest.
Junior quarterback Brendan Burrell hit senior wideout Devin Bradford as the quarter opened and sophomore halfback Marshall Hastings with 1:07 to go. Junior halfback Jerry Hoffman also tossed a two-point conversion to Bradford on an option play.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College and Middlebury town officials have abandoned preliminary plans announced this spring to build a community biomass-fired power plant that would have powered college and town facilities. But representatives from the town and the college are gearing up instead to explore a new collaboration for a “biomass purchasing cooperative” and community renewable energy fund.
ADDISON — At the entrance to the DeVries family’s Dairydale Farm in Addison, there’s a sign up announcing to passersby that this tidy spread is a Vermont “Dairy of Distinction.”
The sign may still be there, but the farm’s 150 cows are gone.
Sam and Dave DeVries, brothers and partners in the Dairydale operation, milked their herd one last time on an afternoon in mid-June, and then ambled outside among the large crowd to watch their livelihood go up for auction.
RIPTON — Selectmen here have picked Ripton General Store co-owner Richard Collitt to fill a vacancy on the selectboard until municipal elections take place next March.
Ripton Town Clerk Sally Hoyler confirmed the board recently picked Collitt from a list of four local residents who had declared interest in serving the balance of a term being vacated by longtime incumbent Selectman William Ford.
Collitt, who was unavailable for comment as the Addison Independent went to press on Friday, officially joined the board on Sept. 1 and will attend his first meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.
The pertinent facts about the status of health care in this country should have been ample evidence to persuade Congress and the American people that ‘kicking the can down the road’ for another few years is not befitting, as President Barack Obama told the nation in a joint speech to Congress last Thursday, of our national character.
It is in the American character, the president reminded us all, to address the tough issues and to rally around those in need.