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August 26th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — The board of directors of the Middlebury Community House has announced that Jared Moats, owner of Structural Energy Corp. (SEC) of Middlebury, has joined the board.
Moats’ company has renovated and worked on historic buildings throughout Vermont for the last 15 years. In 2011, working with a match grant from Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, SEC completed the restoration of the original timber frame of the lower level at the Community House as well as other energy efficiency improvements.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer program will have only its second new coach in the past four decades this fall, as Bret Weekes, an assistant the past four years, has been hired to take over from longtime head coach Doc Seubert.
Seubert, who led the Tigers to a 16-3 record in 2012, had coached the Tigers since the 1970s, with the exception of a two-year hiatus during which MUHS teacher Jeff Clark led the team.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
8/30 Essex at MUHS ......................... 7 p.m.
8/31 Fair Haven at OV ....................... 1 p.m.
8 31 U-32 at Mt. Abe .......................... 1 p.m.
9/6 Hartford at MUHS ......................... 7 p.m.
The University of Vermont’s business school has decided to be a little more like the state it represents, which means transforming its Master’s of Business Administration to an MBA in Sustainable Entrepreneurship.
RUTLAND — Vermont storyteller Malcolm “Mac” Parker and his former partner, Louis J. Soteriou, are going to jail for swindling millions of dollars from investors in a movie project.
In federal court in Rutland, U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss on Wednesday sentenced Parker, 56, of Addison to 55 months in prison. On Monday in the same court, Reiss sentenced Soteriou, 56, of Middlebury, Conn., to 84 months in prison. According to the Associated Press, the two men will each pay some share of $9 million in restitution they owe to investors.
SALISBURY — Work was returning to normal at the Nop Brothers and Sons Farm in Salisbury this week after a big fire claimed the equipment barn off Route 7 this past Friday night. The new normal, that is, in which the family and their farm workers must take hours of extra time feeding the more than 600 cows they milk each day.
No people or animals were injured in the blaze, which drew firefighters from eight area departments, but the farm lost four critical feed trucks, two skid steers and a tractor that were all used in feeding the cows.
VERGENNES — Work on the new $1.55 million Vergennes police station should begin in about two weeks, with another project, a new solar array at and near the city’s sewer treatment plant, soon to follow, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.
Meanwhile, ongoing work to solve a persistent drainage problem on Monkton Road should wrap up this week, Hawley said.
WALTHAM — One key reason for the dramatic growth of Waltham’s Victory Baptist Church was probably already in place when Pastor Tim Taylor and his wife, Sandy, arrived in 1988.
A few years before, the members of the 19-year-old church had bought an antique shop and several acres on top of Woodman Hill, right on Route 7.
Services at the former shop were drawing about 30 to a church that was founded in 1969 and earlier had gathered in the Bixby Library, the Weeks School chapel and in Ferrisburgh’s Union Meeting Hall before buying its new home.