BRANDON — Like the rest of the nation, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent John Castle is still reeling from news of the unthinkable school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday that killed 26, including 20 first-graders.
“This is one of those things that shakes you to the core,” Castle said of the massacre, where six adults including the school’s principal were also killed. “It’s your worst nightmare as an educator.”
MIDDLEBURY — Monday, Dec. 10, brought the 41st anniversary in the search for former Middlebury College student Lynne Schulze, and with it a new set of eyes to scan some new information in the mountainous case file accumulated over the years by the Middlebury Police Department.
Middlebury police Detective Kris Bowdish is the latest in a long line of local investigators to head up the probe into what happened to Schulze, a first-year student who disappeared from Middlebury College campus back on Dec. 10, 1971.
MIDDLEBURY — Mary Hogan Elementary School directors are considering a new Spanish program for next year that would fit within the parameters of the school day and ensure that young students have a foundation in a second language as they move on to secondary school.
MIDDLEBURY — Ronald Fenn has filed an appeal with the Vermont Supreme Court in an effort to pursue a 16-acre gravel pit on his family’s property off Route 116 in Middlebury.
ADDISON COUNTY — Several Addison County churches have set their schedule for special Christmas events and services.
Brandon Baptist Church will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service on Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s Parish will hold a Christmas Eve service Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. There will also be a Christmas Day Mass, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m.
St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church will hold a Christmas Eve service at Grace Church on Route 73 in Forest Dale Monday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball action on Tuesday, Vergennes won big at home to remain unbeaten, Mount Abraham worked overtime to defeat visiting Otter Valley, and Middlebury suffered not only its first loss, but also a key injury.
ADDISON COUNTY — Official weigh stations across Addison County handled 183 deer killed by bow hunters during the October and December bow seasons and 163 shot during the recently completed December muzzleloader season.
This total of 346 deer bagged locally during the bow and muzzleloader seasons was not the highest count in recent years, but it was very respectable (see story, Page 1A).