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ADDISON COUNTY — Starting in the fall of 2013 and running for two academic years, the Middlebury Union High School softball and girls’ basketball and soccer teams will return to Division II, according to recent Vermont Principals’ Association decisions.
12/7 Midd. vs. Hamilton................... 5-4 (OT)
12/8 Amherst vs. Midd. ............................ 4-2
12/8 Midd. vs. Castleton ......................... 3-0
Put aside, for a moment, the national political posturing surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff, the strife in the Mid-East, the growing threat of climate change, and focus for a few minutes on what some senators are calling the most serious threat to democracy facing the nation today: the FCC’s renewed push to allow greater media consolidation in the country’s largest media markets.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College announced on Tuesday that it would take formal steps to consider divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Department of Health (DOH) officials are urging schools, daycare centers, businesses and residents to be on guard for a wave of pertussis — popularly known as whooping cough — that is sweeping through Addison and Rutland counties.
BRISTOL/VERGENNES — Classes might have been cancelled, but school was definitely in session on Tuesday afternoon at Mount Abraham Union High School, where students, teachers and community members packed the auditorium to bid farewell to one of their most beloved teachers, Greg Clark.
VERGENNES — Vergennes officials and some neighbors of the former Briarwood Manor nursing home at 1 Alden Place said they could support the proposed reuse of the property as a 19-bed residential treatment facility for young women dealing with substance abuse and self-injury issues — provided organizers can assure the building will be secure and the program is well-run.
VERGENNES — In October 1982, Linda Cook, then 20, went to work as a retail clerk for Fishman’s Department Store owner David Coen at the corner of Main and Green streets, right in the center of Vergennes.
Since then, Cook’s career has never left the heart of downtown, although she did switch sides of the road: She worked from 1997 to 2005 at Classic Stitching, on the other side of Green Street, after Coen closed Fishman’s in 1997.