November 5th, 2009
MIDDLEBURY — Work has begun on a new Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association (MVAA) headquarters off South Street that will give the organization a more than five-fold increase in space and allow it to offer centralized dispatching for fire and emergency services throughout the county.
“We are definitely pleased we were finally able to get this started,” MVAA Executive Director Bill Edson said of the $2.4 million project, to be sited on a one-acre plot just north of Porter Medical Center.
“We will be opening a new building in our 40th year (in 2010).”
MIDDLEBURY — The newest addition to Middlebury’s health care community isn’t rolling out the latest technology or advanced batteries of tests. In fact, in the case of Partners in Palliative and Home Care — the practice launched by two Middlebury-area doctors this fall — a new approach to medicine looks remarkably old-fashioned.
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MIDDLEBURY — Last Saturday afternoon, while others in the neighborhood were readying bowls of fun-sized Snickers bars for the impending wave of trick-or-treaters, Sloan Weinberg lined up four boxes of books on her porch in Buttolph Acres in Middlebury.
BRISTOL — Looking to field a larger football team, school officials in Vergennes and Bristol are beginning to explore the possibility of a cooperative, cross-district team.
If the plan moves forward, the team would be the first cooperative football team in the state.
BRISTOL — At their Tuesday evening meeting, members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board of directors edged toward this winter’s discussion of the 2010-2011 school year budget.
The board at its Oct. 20 meeting charged the high school’s administration with keeping educational spending at the same level as last year — $11,160,648 — as a target for the coming year.
This week, the board looked over a long-range facilities plan prepared by Facilities Manager Reg Wedge, as well as a draft plan of the school’s technology spending for the next two years.
BRISTOL — Bristol selectmen on Monday set the date for a bond vote that could fund substantial repairs for Holley Hall.
The town will decide on Dec. 8 whether to authorize the use of up to $750,000 to make the building more handicap accessible, fix structural and wiring problems, and reorganize the basement town offices.
MIDDLEBURY — Two key plays late in Sunday’s NESCAC quarterfinal gave the No. 3 Middlebury College women’s soccer team a 1-0 overtime win over No. 6 Bowdoin and sent the Panthers on to this weekend’s league final four at Williams.
Leading scorer Annie Rowell headed home a Drew Smith serve in OT for the game-winner, a play made possible by goalie Lauryn Torch’s heady save in the final minute of regulation.
THETFORD — Middlebury Union High School sophomore Emily Anderson capped her successful Vermont fall cross-country season by winning the Division II girls’ individual championship on Saturday at Thetford Academy.