February 8th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School dance team on Friday earned top-three finishes in both its disciplines in the Tigers’ only home competition of the winter, held in the MUHS gymnasium.
The Tiger team trailed only Mount Mansfield in the six-team Hip Hop competition, while Mount Mansfield also won the five-team Jazz discipline, with Enosburg edging the Tigers for second place.
Three teams competed in Pom, with Richford, Mount Anthony and Springfield running 1-2-3.
Act 46 of 2015, the school consolidation law, is a mistake.
Brought into being first by legislators responsible for school funding who perceived constituent discontent with school financing, it does little or nothing to solve funding problems which will, shortly, be headlines again, as they have always been.
Of the issues facing Vermont’s Legislature this session, the opposition to a modest paid sick leave bill for Vermont businesses has been overplayed by a handful of Republicans seeking to “protect” small businesses against the rule of big government.
One small Addison County miracle that readers might not be aware of: The Nordic skiing up at Bread Loaf/Rikert Nordic Center is quite wonderful.
Despite the worst winter in living memory, Mike Hussey and his crew have managed to keep five kilometers of beautiful groomed snow alive through the droughts and rains, which means that our impressive high schoolers and Bill Koch League kids and the dynamic college team have been able to keep skiing, and the rest of us too.
In the photo, the mountain lion lies on its side on the shoulder of a Connecticut parkway. Taillights shine in the distance. A Connecticut state trooper snapped the photo after a motorist had struck and killed the animal on a June night in 2011.
VERGENNES — A talented student in Addison County could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see.
Google on Friday announced the 53 state and territory winners in its eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What makes me...me”
In November, I announced in this blog space that I would be making more of an effort to go to at least a few of the many interesting events I come across as the community calendar editor at the Addison Independent. I hoped to attend one event every 1-3 weeks.
I was so naïve back then.