July 18th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday, July 26, will open the time capsule recently found in the old municipal gym. And the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the new municipal building might include a person who was present when the mystery box was first secreted in the southeast cornerstone of the gym back in 1939.
VERGENNES — A crowded pool deck was buzzing with swimmers young and old, families and friends as the Vergennes Champs took down the St. Albans Sharks in a July 12 Champlain Valley Swim League Meet.
And for this fun-oriented team, that’s nothing out of the ordinary.
“We come together as a family,” said Addie Brooks, 14. “It starts at the first practice, where we play a lot of games and do a lot of team bonding.”
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Swim Team earned its first win of the summer on Thursday, defeating visiting Winooski, 163-124.
Because of Winooski’s low numbers, coaches for both teams decided not to count relay results in the final score — Winooski could field relay teams in only four of 20 races.
Organizers said the meet was also designated as a collection evening for the HOPE food shelf and that a generous amount of personal care items and non-perishable foods were set to be delivered on Friday.
ESSEX — The host Town of Essex Swim Team defeated the Vergennes Champs, 351-140, in Thursday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Highlighting the Champs efforts was under-8 swimmer Will Clark, who won three races. Nathan Viera won two U-14 boys races, and Allison Croke, Amelia Lamothe and Grace LeBeau earned one victory apiece.
The Champs’ U-10 and U-14 girls’ relay teams swept both the medley and freestyle races to account for all the Vergennes relay victories.
In a recent commentary about people leaving Vermont, at the conclusion of the author’s piece, he casually stated that “Vermont, like every other state, has its economic problems and some things to worry about. Rich folks moving to Florida is not one of them.”
I’d like to offer another perspective: Rich folks moving to Florida is a big problem that we should worry about.
I am writing in response to the letter written by Ian Gregory Campbell in the July 4th edition of the Independent. Mr. Campbell expressed his ill-informed opinion that our groundbreaking GMO labeling law in Vermont would increase food costs for consumers. I appreciate Mr. Campbell’s concerns about food costs and the impact of rising food costs for Vermonters, however, I also think it’s important to refrain from spreading false information about the financial impact of our GMO labeling law.
Please join the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee on Monday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Community School to review, ask questions and provide feedback about our study committee report. The study committee has met over the past nine months to review options for unification and is ready to submit our draft report to the Agency of Education to start the review cycle.