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March 12th, 2013
BARRE — After the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated No. 2 Burr & Burton in Saturday’s Division II final, 62-49, the No. 1 Commodores’ hundreds of fans — who once again made a neutral site sound like a home game — chanted what their team had accomplished for the first time in program history.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey and girls’ basketball teams dropped Division I postseason games this past Wednesday. The Tiger girls' hockey team was edged in a semifinal game on Saturday.
VERGENNES — When lawmakers return to Montpelier this week after their Town Meeting break, they will continue consideration of where to get revenues for state programs.
Lawmakers at the Legislative Breakfast in Vergennes last week discussed potential increases in existing fees and taxes, as well as Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposed new 10-percent surcharge on break-open tickets sold by various civic groups, including the American Legion Halls.
INCREASED FEES AND TAXES?
BRISTOL — A Starksboro man would like Bristol-area school boards to be a little more transparent when negotiating teacher contracts, and he has filed a lawsuit that could be precedent-setting.
John Jefferies said in a complaint filed in court last week that the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union and Mount Abraham Union High School districts and their boards and committees have gone into executive session without cause during face-to-face and mediated meetings with representatives of the teachers’ union during contract negotiations.
BRISTOL — March is Youth Arts Month across the nation, and for the last nine years, Art on Main in downtown Bristol has marked the occasion with an Emerging Artists Exhibit that gives young Five Town Area artists an opportunity to shine in a professional gallery setting.
Students with exceptional talent and dedication to the arts from Mount Abraham Union High School are selected by Mount Abe art teachers for the annual gallery exhibition. Their art is professionally framed and displayed at Art on Main for the month of March.
MIDDLEBURY — As a child, Joshua Chamberlain loved to take mechanical things apart and put them back together again. He wanted to see what made them tick and make sure they kept ticking when he had reassembled them.
Now 41, Chamberlain is still taking stuff apart — only he is now getting paid for it. He has just opened The Laptop Shop on Middlebury’s Merchants Row, where he works out bugs in computers and a variety of other electronics for customers who might otherwise have to make the trek to Rutland or Chittenden counties.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents and those driving north on Route 7 have been watching the yearlong renovation of 29 North Pleasant St., a yellow house just north of Charter House and the Middlebury Inn dating back to 1901. The building was vacant for several years, in part because it was very energy inefficient.