June 2nd, 2014
The recent deaths of 2-year-old Dezirae Sheldon and 15-month-old Peighton Geraw have caused all of us to question what more we can do to keep Vermont’s children safe. We know that challenging family circumstances, substance abuse, violence and neglect all present significant risks to children. The marked increase in opiate addiction adds new dangers as addicts too often spread violence and crime to their families and their communities.
BRANDON — All 18 members of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to offer the job of RNeSU superintendent to Jeanne Collins under a one-year contract. She implied in an email to theReporter that she would accept the offer.
The vote was taken following a 90-minute executive session in which the board heard the recommendation of the interview committee and deliberated the decision to offer Collins the job and, if so, for how long.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury has a fairly strong and diverse retail market that could be improved by a general merchandise store, more restaurants and more clothing and electronics options. And the community should not fret about a “big box” entity seeking to build a mega store in town, because the amount of shopping dollars leaking from the community to other retail hubs is not enough to induce a developer to build such a store in Addison County’s shire town.
5/28 Hartford at OV Boys........................ 18-0
5/28 MUHS Girls vs. S. Burlington....... 11-10
5/29 MUHS Girls vs. CVU...................... 12-6
5/29 Mt. Abe Boys vs. VUHS................... 7-3
5/30 Burr & Burton vs. OV Boys............. 20-0
5/31 CVU vs. MUHS Boys.................... 12-11
5/31 Burlington vs. MUHS Girls............... 9-7
5/31 Mt. Abe Boys vs. Randolph............ 15-2
BRISTOL — One could argue that stay-at-home moms make the best entrepreneurs. They’re used to long hours, multi-tasking, and inventing quick fixes on the fly.
For the last year and a half, a New Haven mother of three (all under the age of 11) has been building her own business, and has already found quite a bit of success.
Sarah Kaeck is the founder of Bee’s Wrap, a company that produces beeswax-coated cloths used for food storage. She said her products are more environmentally friendly than using plastic containers, plastic wrap or tin foil.
ADDISON COUNTY — Local high school lacrosse teams are waiting for the official playoff seedings after finishing up their regular season this past weekend.
Middlebury girls’ lacrosse closed out the campaign with two wins in its last three games late last week to post a regular season record of 10-4. According to the Vermont Principals’ Association website, that puts the Tigers in a three-way tie for fifth place in Division I.
ADDISON COUNTY — All three local high school teams played against Division I teams in local high school baseball action in the latter part of last week, but two of those local teams are in Division II.
Otter Valley was the only winner, D-I Middlebury lost in its final regular season game, and Mount Abe lost twice, including a narrow loss to the top-ranked team in D-I.
The Vermont Principals Association was set to announce playoff pairings early on Monday.