MIDDLEBURY — The land of Bollywood, the “call center capital,” creator of curry and home to the Taj Mahal. India is a country of 1.5 billion people with a booming gross domestic product of about 7 percent even during the world’s recent recession.
A rising superpower, India is extremely diverse with 18 official languages and about 700 dialects, is expected to be the world’s third largest economy by 2050, is the largest democracy in the world, and, yet, it’s a country mired in contradictions of religion, ethnicity and language.
BRANDON — It takes a pretty selfless person to knowingly give up $1,000, no matter how old you are, but seven-year-old Livia Bernhardt didn’t have a problem with it.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team continued its late-season surge on Saturday, when the 17-4-4 Panthers dismissed visiting Tufts, 6-2, in a NESCAC quarterfinal.
The win was the Panthers’ 10th in 11 tries and sends them to next weekend’s NESCAC final four at top-seeded Bowdoin. The Panthers will take on No. 5 Trinity, and the Polar Bears will face No. 6 Hamilton. Middlebury tied Trinity on the road, 2-2 on Jan. 15. The Panthers defeated Bowdoin, 5-2, in Middlebury on Jan. 30.
As Middlebury residents go to the polls on Tuesday, March 2, they’ll have the opportunity to change the long-term economic fortunes of the town through one measure: Casting a vote to phase out the town’s antiquated machinery and equipment tax. The measure is written as Article 10 and calls it a tax on Business Personal Property.
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PANTHER MEN TO HOST NCAA REGIONAL
The seeds are out, and the news is pretty good for Coach Jeff Brown’s Middlebury College men’s basketball team: The 24-3 Panthers will host an NCAA Division III Regional this Friday and Saturday.