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July 21st, 2016
SALISBURY — Kevin Bouchard-Hall of Wadhams, N.Y., shattered the bike course record on his way to winning Sunday’s men’s Vermont Sun Triathlon in 1:00.13. Donna Smyers of Adamant won the women’s race, held at Branbury State Park, in 1:12:46.
Cory Coffey of Vergennes was the top local finisher overall, taking sixth in the men’s race in 1:07:18 while winning his 35-39-year-old age group.
The Vermont Sun Triathlon starts with a 600-yard swim, followed by a 14-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run.
VERGENNES — The host Vergennes Champs on Tuesday defeated their county rival Middlebury Swim Team, 298-171, in Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Vergennes won for the third time this summer, while MST remained with one victory heading into the teams’ final meets of the season, scheduled for this Thursday and next Tuesday.
The Champs will then host the CVSL championship meet on July 29 and 30.
I unreservedly support Robin Scheu to represent Middlebury in the state legislature. We will be fortunate to have someone such as Robin in our corner. To get things done we need doers, experienced team players, planners, people who have the patience and skill to look for the best way to accomplish their goals. Robin is all that and more.
SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Tuesday voted 92 to 61 against repealing a new firearms ordinance intended to promote safety in the most populous parts of town.
The new law, unanimously endorsed by the Salisbury selectboard back on April 26 — prohibits “the firing or discharge of a firearm … within a safety zone of 200 feet from any residence, building or camper in the High Density Residential/Village Center (HDR district), or the Lakeshore District Areas.”
MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to a huge new piece of machinery, the Cabot manufacturing plant in Middlebury’s industrial park will be able to process 4,000 more pounds of cheese curd per hour than the 8,000 pounds the current machine handles.
That’s as much weight as a fully grown great white shark or a large family car … every hour.
In Vermont, where cheese season never ends, that’s an announcement worth moo-ing about.
MIDDLEBURY — Several area businesses will be teaming up to raise money for the Middlebury Fire Department on Saturday, July 23, as part of a fundraiser in honor of former firefighter Adam Myers. Myers was a dedicated member of the Middlebury Fire Department until his tragic death in a car accident on July 20, 2011. He left behind a loving wife, two sons, friends and family, as well as a legacy of community service.