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January 27th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — A refrigerant leak from a cooling system at Hannaford Supermarket in Middlebury released a gas that caused at least four employees to become ill and also prompted the store to close for most of Thursday morning, Jan. 23, according to emergency responders that included members of a state Vermont Hazardous Materials Response Team.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won twice last week to improve its record to 7-4 and stretch its winning streak to five games.
On Wednesday, Justin Stone scored three times as the Tigers outpaced host Harwood, 6-2, after taking a 6-0 lead. Keenan Bartlett (two assists), Devin Dwire (assist) and Kevin Galenkamp (assist) chipped in a goal apiece for MUHS. Nick Audet had two assists, Jordan Stearns helped set up one goal, and goalie Sawyer Ryan stopped 16 shots.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/22 MUHS Boys vs. Harwood ............... 6-2
1/24 MUHS Girls vs. Brattleboro ............ 8-0
1/24 MUHS Boys vs. Burlington ............. 5-0
1/24 OV vs. Leland & Gray ................ 66-55
Editor’s note: This is an open letter to the Vermont Lake Shoreland commissioners.
I am writing as a citizen of Vermont who has spent his life on Vermont waterways. I grew up on the Battenkill River and went to summer camp on Lake Sunset in Benson. I have swum and canoed in lakes from Somerset Reservoir to Lake Memphremagog. I have worked on Lake Champlain for 20 years and am now the coordinator of citizen-science river monitoring program.
PANTON — Ed and Beverly Biello were not considering conservation when they bought a home and land in Panton in 2000. Their property had scenic views of Lake Champlain with good access from Adams Ferry Road so they looked into selling house lots.
This week’s writer is Ron Liebowitz, president of Middlebury College.
Last year several members of the Middlebury selectboard approached the college with a straightforward proposal: Would we join forces with the town to help realize its long-held desire to replace the aging municipal building and gymnasium?
House Bill 526 provides an object lesson in what’s wrong with the legislative mindset.
The bill, which was recently passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, seeks to regulate “lake shoreland protection standards.”
The intent of the legislation, like so many other bills, is all well and good. In short, the mission of the legislation is to ensure clean water in our public lakes. No one, literally, no one, is against that premise.