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September 10th, 2015
RIPTON — The Ripton Planning Commission is completing a five-year update of the local town plan that among other things proposes a new overlay zone to protect an endangered species of plant, confirms the designation of Old Town Road as a public way and emergency connector in the event of future flooding, and recommends local standards for the siting of future solar projects.
MILTON — A day before the third anniversary of their son’s death, the Preavy family filed a civil lawsuit against Milton School District for failing to protect him from harassment on the football team, the family attorney confirmed last week.
Obtained exclusively by the Milton Independent, the complaint was filed Aug. 27 on behalf of the late Jordan Preavy, one of three confirmed victims of sexual assault and hazing between 2011-12.
MIDDLEBURY — Dorothea Langevin and Cindy Strate have spent the past few years on the road marketing their artistic creations together at various shows throughout the state.
The two Addison County women have now laid down some retail roots close to home, in downtown Middlebury, with their new store called the Dog Lake Trading Co. at 9 Frog Hollow Alley.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Arts Walk takes place on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Middlebury and the Marble Works. Local artists will be showcasing their craft in local businesses. This month will feature many wonderful examples of photography, painting, sidewalk chalk art and recipe demonstrations.
Some of the featured locations, events and exhibits are highlighted below.
• 51 Main, Main Street, “Catching The Moment: The Art of Photographing Live Performance.”
VERMONT — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made official what has long been assumed — he will run for Vermont governor in 2016.
“I’ve made this decision because I believe too many families and employers are on the economic edge,” Scott wrote in his announcement letter Tuesday.
Scott, 57, says he can bring “new energy” and people of “different backgrounds” together. Vermonters “crave” a change in leadership he says in large part because the state is in trouble financially.
MIDDLEBURY — Is economic inequality a threat to democracy and the American Dream? A Middlebury College symposium, “Ill Fares the Land: Inequality in the Twenty-First Century,” will address these and other related topics on Friday, Sept. 18. The event, the college’s fourth annualInternational Politics and Economics Program symposium, will bring together experts from Middlebury and other institutions in a series of panels that will take place in the Robert A. Jones House from noon to 6:30 p.m.
BRANDON — On the first play from scrimmage in Saturday’s Division III football game vs. visiting BFA-Fairfax, Otter Valley Union High School quarterback Carson Leary bobbled a snap that was a little off target, and the Otters lost six yards.
That was about all that went wrong for OV in what was a rematch of the 2014 state championship game, won by the Bullets.
My mother almost ruined me for sports.
When I was just a kid, eight or ten or so, I was listening to a Red Sox game on the radio at home, and the Red Sox unloaded on an opposing pitcher, scoring a bunch of runs, and driving the poor guy from the game.
I exulted, casting aspersions no doubt on the other team and its woeful pitcher: “Hit the showers, you bum!” I said, or some other such churlish comment.