May 5th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Mount Abraham boys split a pair of games, the Middlebury girls won, and the Vergennes and Otter Valley boys came up shorts.
The Tiger boys hosted Mount Mansfield on Saturday; see story on Page 22.
Middlebury residents assumed that our selectboard was developing a proposal, consistent with the town plan, for the renovation/reconstruction of the municipal building and gymnasium on their current sites.
I wanted to take this opportunity to say “kudos” to Skip Brush for giving the taxpayers of Middlebury the opportunity to look at alternatives to the current town hall and gym project. We can take advantage of this opportunity by voting “NO” on the reconsidered article on May 13 or earlier by absentee ballot.
Middlebury Town Plan, Page 129: GOALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
“Community Facilities and Services in Middlebury will:
Be maintained and improved in a manner that is both cost effective and serves the needs of the community;
We will achieve this by:
Maintaining and redeveloping community facilities and town-owned lands as necessary.
Last Thursday on the floor of the House, state representatives debated what Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, would later call “one of the most important legislative issues this year” on an issue that has not received a lot of attention: bias-free policing.
MIDDLEBURY — Carl Ciemniewski, a well-liked and respected longtime physics and math teacher and football coach at Middlebury Union High School, died of an apparent heart attack he suffered on Saturday while attending a varsity boys’ lacrosse game.
Ciemniewski, according to witnesses, was found unconscious late Saturday afternoon near cars parked at the game, which was held at Middlebury College’s Alumni Stadium.
BURLINGTON — Vermont Gas Systems has asked the Public Service Board to approve a protective agreement the company brokered with the Public Service Department, which would limit the public’s access to documents related to Phase II of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.