CHICAGO — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Co. on Thursday announced Austin Robinson of Middlebury Union High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Vermont Football Player of the Year. Robinson is the first Gatorade Vermont Football Player of the Year to be chosen from Middlebury Union High School.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont aviation officials are seeking federal funding to extend and widen the runway at the Middlebury State Airport. But some neighbors of the East Middlebury facility are hoping the project remains grounded due to concerns about a potential increase in air traffic and the required pruning of some buffer trees along the takeoff and landing approaches.
At issue is a proposal to lengthen the Middlebury Airport runway by 700 feet, to a total of 3,200 feet, and also widen it from the current 50 feet, to 60 feet.
MIDDLEBURY — The leader of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations is warning area teens and parents to be on guard for some unsavory side effects of a growing list of social media apps, some of which are leading to teens receiving unsolicited pornographic spam and sexual propositions from strangers.
MIDDLEBURY — More than 100 students, faculty and staff stood, silently, arms raised in front of Mead Chapel on the campus of Middlebury College Monday afternoon.
The time was 1:01 p.m., the same time of day that Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting of the 18-year-old black man reignited a national discussion on racism and police brutality, especially after a grand jury last week declined to bring charges against the officer, Darren Wilson.
ADDISON COUNTY — It’s been another busy year for solar firms in Vermont, and Addison County will host some of the state’s largest arrays.
As of Dec. 1, the Public Service Board had issued Certificates of Public Good to 138 projects across the state, ranging from small rooftop units to multi-acre solar arrays. Twenty-six projects are located in Addison County.
These figures don’t include residential-size projects of less than 15 kilowatts, which do not need a CPG.
BRANDON — Four-year-old Renata Hopkins came running up to her guest with a giggle, and a joke
“If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?” she asked, barely able to contain herself.
“Pilgrims!” she exclaimed with a laugh, and ran into the hallway to find the family’s 20-pound orange Tabby cat, Such-Much.
Want to know how to keep property taxes for school spending down and avoid the projected two-cent hike recently projected by state officials?
In theory, it’s not that hard: just keep local spending per pupil the same as last year.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Norwich held on for a 55-49 victory over the Middlebury College women’s basketball team on Tuesday evening, holding off a late Panther rally to improve to 5-1.
The Panthers dropped to 4-2 heading into a pair of weekend home games that will conclude their first-semester play: They will host Alfred State at 6 p.m. on Friday and Skidmore at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Skidmore game is part of a doubleheader, as the undefeated Middlebury men will host the Thoroughbreds at 4 p.m. following the women’s game.