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October 29th, 2015
BRANDON/FLORENCE — A massive, 20-megawatt solar array is being proposed on more than 100 acres of land off Syndicate Road in Florence and Brandon, and if approved it would be the largest solar project in Vermont.
Representatives from Ranger Solar, based in Yarmouth, Maine, with offices in New York, appeared before the Brandon selectboard on Monday to give a project presentation and to answer questions. Those in attendance expressed a wide range of feelings, from enthusiastic to suspicious, with most town officials expressing support.
MIDDLEBURY — A nurses union and management at Porter Medical Center are squaring off over a claim that hospital administrators aren’t following federal labor laws by sanctioning a nurse for perceived union activity and failing to follow the details of a contract.
In this, the first major dispute since the two-year-old Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT, and the hospital signed their first union contract, communication between the parties has been minimal.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team split two recent NESCAC matches to finish the regular season with a 6-4-5 record, including a 4-3-3 record within the league that has earned the Panthers the No. 6 seed for the NESCAC playoffs.
Middlebury will open the playoffs on the road this Saturday at No. 3 Amherst at a time to be announced. Williams (13-1-1, 9-1 NESCAC), which the Panthers upset on Tuesday, is the top seed.
LEWISTON, Maine — Middlebury College quarterback Matt Milano threw for 405 yards and five touchdowns this past Saturday as the Panthers defeated winless host Bates, 41-27. Matthew Minno caught 10 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers, who will host Trinity at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — The trio of Tom Maxwell, Marsden Van Order and Bert Phinney prevailed in Bill Davidson Thursday Afternoon Golf on Oct. 22 at Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
Taking second was the threesome of Ed Sommers, Dayton Wakefield and John Davis.
Joe Thilbourg earned the day’s low net score, and the Closest to the Pin winners were George Ramsayer and Maxwell.
VERMONT — Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is warning consumers who have filed or may soon file for bankruptcy of an emerging scam by impostors claiming to be the consumer’s attorney, the attorney’s partner or a member of their staff.
LEWISTON, Maine — The Middlebury College field hockey team on Saturday defeated host Bates, 5-0, a result that locked down the No. 2 seed in the NESCAC tournament for the Panthers, who improved to 13-1, 8-1 in league play.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Field Hockey Playoffs
10/26 # 4 Mt. Abe vs. #1 U-32.................. 2-1
10/26 #2 OV vs. #3 Burr & Burton............ 2-0
Girls’ Soccer Playoffs