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November 2nd, 2015
Before reacting to the recent initiative by the Middlebury Police Department to grant amnesty to drug addicts seeking help, area residents might first ask themselves one question: Is the current approach working?
Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley, who had previously led a narcotics unit for the Wallingford, Conn. police force before coming to Middlebury, doesn’t think so.
MIDDLEBURY — ACTR is improving its ability to serve the community by making several technology investments, with special grant assistance from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans).
“Maximizing information technology to support all aspects of the organization is one of ACTR’s key Strategic Goals,” said Jim Moulton, executive director. “Beyond several recent changes, ACTR is pursuing other innovative ways to use technology to improve services.”
BRISTOL — Bristol’s Kate Heffernan, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient whose quest for new lungs has drawn widespread interest and financial support from people throughout Addison County and beyond, began breathing on her own on Thursday following an intricate organ transplant operation in Boston the previous day.
MIDDLEBURY — Cycle Addison County, organizers of the Vermont Gran Fondo, recently kicked off a partnership with Local Motion’s Bike Smart program. Proceeds generated from this past June’s Vermont Gran Fondo cycling event will provide funding to bring Bike Smart skills trainings to four Addison County schools during spring 2016.
Bike Smart is a games-based bike skills training program that teaches kids how to ride bikes safely with the goal of keeping them active and injury-free.
MIDDLEBURY — On Friday the second-seeded Middlebury Union High School football team overcame a major obstacle to its quest for a third straight Division I championship, defeating No. 3 Hartford, 21-0, despite the early loss to injury of senior quarterback, safety and kicker Oakley Gordon.
In his stead, junior quarterback Andrew Gleason guided a turnover-free offense that took advantage of a long Jack Hounchell punt return and an Ali Abdul-Sater fumble recovery to score touchdowns late in the first and early in the second halves.
MIDDLEBURY — "Discover the Brain! A Day of Neuroscience for High School Students" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Hall. This event, geared to teens, has come about due to the increased interest in the hot topic of the brain.
BRANDON — The top-seeded Otter Valley Union High School football team thumped visiting No. 4 Mill River on Saturday, 61-27, in a Division III semifinal and will meet No. 2 U-32 in the D-III final this coming Saturday at Rutland High School. Game time will be 2 p.m.
EAST MONTPELIER — Host U-32 on Wednesday eliminated the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team from the Division II playoffs, 2-1, in double overtime.
The loss snapped the No. 5 defending champion Eagles’ eight-game winning streak, and they concluded their season at 11-7. The Raiders improved to 15-2 and moved to a Saturday final vs. No. 2 Milton, the last team before Wednesday to defeat the Eagles.
Maya Mashkui’s goal 50 seconds into the second extra session ended Wednesday’s cold, wet semifinal in Montpelier.