January 13th, 2014
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/8 MUHS Girls vs. Rice ......................... 6-1
1/8 MUHS Boys vs. Burr & Burton ........... 6-1
1/11 MUHS Boys vs. U-32 ...................... 5-0
1/8 Burr & Burton vs. VUHS ................. 74-36
As a lifelong resident, taxpayer, and former selectboard member, I wish to thank Dr. Victor Nuovo for his dedicated and loyal service as a member of the selectboard of the town of Middlebury. It was evident that Dr. Nuovo strived to serve and treat all constituents with respect, kindness and professionalism. However, it is very tragic that he felt compelled to resign due to the vicious witch-hunt that has permeated the town/college proposal since it was first announced.
The UD-3 School Board has a duty to its taxpayers and students (from Middlebury, Salisbury, Bridport, Weybridge, Cornwall, Shoreham and Ripton) to see that their property is used in a way that best serves their needs. Allowing the town of Middlebury to build a rec facility on the Creek Road site clearly is not the best use of that property.
MIDDLEBURY — Sara Nadeau’s teacher advisory (TA) class, part of the Ohana team at Middlebury Union Middle School, in December raised money for the Homeward Bound animal shelter as a community service project.
Monkton residents got the coal-in-stocking treatment from the Public Service board on the day before Christmas Eve when the PSB released a ruling favorable to Vermont Gas/Gas Métro and unfavorable to concerned Monkton residents and landowners.
Having these past few months observed an unfortunate level of heightened discourse over the issues surrounding the Middlebury Town Hall and the corresponding concern over “conflict of interest,” I chose to attend the Jan. 2 meeting of the selectboard, in which a complaint of conflict of interest in three recent votes was being considered.
Gov. Peter Shumlin recently took the unusual step of addressing both the Senate and house health care committees to talk about Vermont Health Connect and how the state needs to prepare itself for Green Mountain Care, the state’s single-payer health care plan.
He made the trip because the issue dominates all others. How it is managed will affect the careers of many of those who spend their time under the dome in Montpelier.
It’s time to pay attention.
VERGENNES — The proposal to convert the former Vergennes nursing home at 1 Alden Place into a treatment center for troubled teen girls and young women has hit a major snag — a dispute between the property’s seller and its contracted buyer.
The sale of the former Briarwood Nursing Home to Valley Vista, which operates a 10-year-old, 80-bed substance-abuse treatment center in Bradford, is either off or on hold, according to versions offered by building owner John Laberge or Valley Vista co-owner Rick DiStefano.