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October 17th, 2011
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team shrugged off wind, rain, mud and a tough visiting Colchester squad on Friday to claim a pivotal Division I game, 25-8.
The Lakers dropped to 4-3, while the Tigers are 6-1, 5-1 in D-I. A win at Champlain Valley (5-2) on Saturday should clinch the Tigers a top-four playoff berth and a first-round home game. Quality points rankings (QPRs) will then determine seeds.
While the town might lose some property tax revenue from the Lodge, it will be gaining some from the former Addison County Courthouse at 5 Court Square. That’s because the property will, for the first time ever in its lengthy history, be subject to property taxes this year.
The old brick courthouse was built in 1883 on land originally owned by one of Middlebury’s founders, Gamaliel Painter. The old courthouse became the property of Middlebury College once the structure was replaced by the current Frank Mahady Courthouse, built nearby in 1995 and 1996.
We harvested more potatoes today, on a warm clear afternoon, geese threading south high above. With the first killing frost a few days ago, we now light a fire in the fireplace at night, but steadfastly refuse to turn on the heat during the day. The temperature went down to 58 in the house; sweaters came out, quilts for the beds, the soup pot went on the stove and we began toting firewood.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Supreme Court (VSC) on Oct. 18 will convene for the first time in modern history in Addison County. The five justices will hear six cases and offer local citizens a first-hand glimpse into the workings of the state’s highest tribunal.
Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of articles focusing on the changing role of information technology in various sectors.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously agreed to lease an acre of town property to a nonprofit group to use to house a small solar farm for the next 25 years.
The lease was struck with a local group called “Acorn Energy One Solar LLC” for an acre of land located north and a little west of the Middlebury police station off Lucius Shaw Lane.
MIDDLEBURY — Children will take center stage during two days of festivities this fall as Addison County’s shire town marks its 250th birthday with some epic games, drama and fireworks.
It was back on Nov. 4 of 1761 that Middlebury was chartered by colonial Gov. Benning Wentworth. The charter was awarded to John Evarts and 62 others. The town added a college and grew by leaps and bounds during the ensuing two-and-a-half centuries, to a point where more than 8,400 residents and students now call Middlebury their home.
STARKSBORO — Starksboro resident Will Parini, a former Addison Northeast Supervisory Union elementary school music teacher arrested in March on federal child pornography distribution and possession charges, will plead guilty on one of the two charges in a court hearing on Thursday, according to his attorney