September 12th, 2013
Right now, a workhorse of a machine is sitting in my husband’s woodshop. If it works properly it’s going to make our lives a lot easier over the next couple weeks.
I found it last Saturday through sheer luck and good timing. At the time I was out running errands and whining loudly, as I tend to do, about how we needed an electric apple grinder to go with our cider press. (A grinder, or “scratter,” reduces apples to a pulp to allow for maximum juice extraction.)
FERRISBURGH — About a year-and-half after Ferrisburgh voters narrowly approved the town becoming a Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district, Ferrisburgh homeowners may now apply for a program that could fund energy improvements to their homes with long-term loans.
The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Sept. 3 cleared one hurdle by agreeing to a contract with Efficiency Vermont to administer the PACE program for the town, pending a quick review by the town attorney.
ESSEX — Middlebury Union High School senior Max Moulton won the Division II boys’ race at the Essex Invitational on Saturday, helping the Tiger boys to a second-place finish in a tight battle with Montpelier. Moulton finished the 5K race in 17:14.6, nearly seven seconds ahead of second-place Will LaCroix of Rice.
Ryan Biette, a junior, also cracked the top 10 for MUHS, but the Solons edged the Tigers for first place in team scoring, 50-56.
Opposition continues to be heard to the new Middlebury municipal building proposal, some of it reasonable, but some of it apparently not based on the details of the plan itself.
Rather, some have cited past votes that supported keeping the current site as a rationale to say no to the selectboard’s current proposal. Others expressing opposition seem to be miffed they were not included in the process.
LINCOLN — Harriett “Hattie” Brown has delivered the news from Lincoln for three decades as the town correspondent for the Addison Independent. The 94-year-old is sharp as a tack and more active than most people in their 10th decade; but she decided recently that she is ready to pass the job on to another Lincoln resident.
Her last installment of the Lincoln News appeared in this past Thursday’s edition.
5th Annual Shoreham Apple Fest
Sunday, September 15 – 12:30-5:00 - Shoreham Town Green
Free event and fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/9 MUHS vs. Rice .................................. 1-1
9/9 OV vs. Fair Haven............................. 3-0
9/11 Mount Abe vs. Mt. Mansfield ........... 2-1
9/10 Springfield vs. OV .......................... 7-3
9/11 VUHS at MUHS ............................ Ppd.
9/11 Mt. Abe at U-32 .............................. Ppd.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team’s early-season roll continued on Monday, when the Otters earned a convincing 3-0 win over visiting Fair Haven.
OV improved to 4-0 by defeating the 0-3 Slaters and has outscored its opposition by 12-2.
On Monday, senior co-captain and four-year starter Brittany Bushey sparked the offense with two goals, while the OV defense allowed just one shot on freshman goalie Myliah McDonough, who earned her third straight shutout.