May 3rd, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In Middlebury Union High School tennis in the latter half of last week, the Tiger boys broke through for their first win of the spring, while the Tiger girls dropped their first match, but still won three out of four.
On Friday, the MUHS boys nipped visiting Montpelier, 4-3, winning two singles and both doubles matches. Many individual matches were tightly contested.
• At No. 1 singles, Tyler Cain, Mont., defeated Bo Tran, Midd., 6-4, 7-5.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/1 MUHS vs. Essex.............................. 13-8
4/29 CVU vs. MUHS............................. 13-10
4/29 GMVS vs. OV................................. 11-4
4/30 Milton vs. VUHS............................. 10-9
STARKSBORO — The meeting this Saturday morning to reconsider the spending plan for Starksboro’s Robinson Elementary School will be held in the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium in an effort to accommodate as many voters as possible.
“We didn’t want to have the remotest possibility that we’d overwhelm the space at Robinson,” said Starksboro School Board chair Louis duPont. “It’s better to have a bigger room.”
MIDDLEBURY — Kathy Boe speaks of her husband in the present tense, noting how he loves kids, has a great sense of humor, is productive and hardworking. Perhaps it is because it doesn’t seem possible that such a vibrant, loving and respected man was taken so suddenly in what is being described as a senseless accident two short weeks ago.
BRISTOL — Representatives from Casella Waste Systems on Monday met with the Bristol selectboard to discuss a possible deal through which the trash hauler would help the town fill and close its landfill.
Bristol officials reached out to the Rutland waste management company after efforts to get the state to help pay for landfill closing costs were unsuccessful.
MIDDLEBURY — Replacement of Middlebury’s two downtown rail overpasses probably won’t begin until next spring, but project managers hope to spend this year laying groundwork for the massive project through such jobs such as relocating the Addison County Transit Resources bus stop from Merchants Row to Seymour Street and building an access road for Battell Block parking.
Once the project begins, downtown shoppers, property owners, residents, merchants and travelers will need to brace themselves for up to three construction seasons of upheaval.
VERGENNES — Vergennes officials on Wednesday learned the city will not receive an extension on its $21,000 state grant to support an East Street preschool playground, news that effectively pulls the plug on a project that generated opposition among neighbors and mixed reviews from other city residents.
The city had already received one extension from the Department of Buildings & General Services that required that work on the $42,000, quarter-acre project, proposed for city land next to the municipal pool, be under way by June.