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February 11th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police spent a lot of time in the past week helping drivers who were having difficulty negotiating snow-covered roads.
NEW HAVEN — A New Haven man has been sentenced to probation following a deal with Addison County prosecutors in connection with a Jan. 20 domestic assault case during which he allegedly threatened to shoot himself.
Michael Lepore-Capek on Feb. 4 was handed down a sentence in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, of nine to 18 months with probation, all suspended with credit for five days served, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team dropped a pair of tight home NESCAC games this past weekend. The Panthers are 11-11, 3-5 in NESCAC play, and will close their regular season with two road games this weekend, at Trinity on Friday and at Amherst on Sunday.
On this past Sunday, Middlebury was even with Bowdoin at the half, but the visiting Polar Bears (20-2, 8-0 NESCAC and ranked No. 20 in NCAA Division III) forced 14 second-half turnovers on their way to a 53-43 win.
SALISBURY — Although the temperatures strayed only a few degrees above zero for much of the tournament, the Lake Dunmore Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, drew 130 participants.
The annual tournament drew entries from 120 adults and 10 children to submit entries at the Kampersville Store. Dan Dragon recorded the largest fish caught, a 6.31-pound pike.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
SOUTH BURLINGTON —Vermont Gas Systems Inc. on Tuesday afternoon announced that it will not proceed with the proposal to build Phase 2 of its proposed Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline — the connection from Middlebury to International Paper’s plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
Our Vermont Constitution requires the state to provide education for all our youth. For many years, the state has designated towns to carry out this requirement of the constitution. In the end it is the responsibility of all of us to educate all our youth.
FERRISBURGH — A year after watching a budget defeat for the first time in recent memory, the Ferrisburgh Central School board has adopted a $3.62 million budget proposal for the 2015-2016 school year that would, if approved, increase spending over the current level by 2.97 percent.