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November 12th, 2012
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas Systems next month will ask the state utility regulator, the Public Service Board, to review plans for its proposed pipeline expansion into Middlebury and Vergennes. In the meantime it will begin contacting the owners of around 200 parcels through which the new conduit would travel.
WHITING/BRANDON — In the wake of two fatal human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), Vermont Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD, and experts from the Health Department and the Agency of Agriculture will discuss EEE and mosquito control at three informational meetings beginning later this week.
The meetings will be:
• Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Whiting Town Hall.
• Nov. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Otter Valley High School, Brandon.
• Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m., at the Sudbury Town Hall.
CORNWALL — State and local conservation groups are finalizing a deal to acquire and permanently protect a scenic and strategically important, 98-acre parcel of land off Route 125 in Cornwall.
VERGENNES — A happy accident in a Vergennes Union High School hallway led to a gathering in the school library that on Nov. 2 united and honored dozens of current and former long-term VUHS staff members.
All, from food service workers to foreign language teachers, had worked at VUHS for at least 15 years, under the terms set out on the Ray E. Davison Tribute plaque — which school librarian and media specialist Chris Brady recently found by chance.
VERGENNES — Beach Conger, MD — author of “Bag Balm and Duct Tape,” “It’s Not My Fault,” and “It’s Probably Nothing: More Adventures of a Country Doctor”(2011) — will speak at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the library’s Third Thursday series.
BRISTOL — “Have you ever played an instrument?” said Melissa Hernandez, proprietor of downtown Bristol’s secondhand bookstore, Recycled Reading of Vermont. “I tell everyone, you can play a song in 30 seconds.”
MIDDLEBURY — One of the best seasons in Middlebury College field hockey history came to a stunning end on Sunday, when despite the Panthers’ statistical dominance of the NCAA Division III regional final they hosted, DePauw prevailed in overtime, 2-1.
The 18-1 Panthers outshot the 21-1 Tigers by a 22-3 margin in regulation, 13-0 in a one-sided first half that saw Middlebury take a 1-0 lead.
MIDDLEBURY — The Misericordia College women’s soccer team scored midway through the first half of Sunday’s NCAA Division III regional final at Middlebury, and then withstood the determined Panthers to advance in the tournament, 1-0.
The 13-3-1 Panthers outshot the 19-2-1 Cougars, 23-5, but could not find the back of the net, thanks in part to nine saves from Misericordia goalie Maureen Ciccosanti.