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September 3rd, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union (ACSU) officials on Tuesday unveiled a first-ever strategic plan for Middlebury-area schools, a document that outlines expectations for student achievement during the next five years along with measurement standards to see if the plan’s goals have been met.
“It’s not just about student test scores,” ACSU Superintendent Peter Burrows said of the plan and the future of the educational system.
“It’s about the whole student.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts opens its 23rd season this September with a diverse and exciting array of concerts, plays, exhibitions, dance performances, films and more. Among the highlights of the 2015-2016 season are the Clifford Symposium, titled “The ‘good’ Body”; a month-long exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio, with related performances and celebrations; and artistic events celebrating 50 years of environmental education and leadership at Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury will host Anna Dibble’s upcoming compelling and very personal exhibit, “Lest Our Vine End (L.O.V.E.)” The September exhibit includes an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 11, from 5-7 p.m., and an artist talk titled “Crossing Places” on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 3-5 p.m.
BURLINGTON — She’s at the end of the relationship, devastated by the break-up of her marriage. He appears five years earlier, at the start of the relationship, certain that he’s finally found the woman of his dreams. In the hit musical, “The Last Five Years,” her songs travel back through time to that first meeting, while he travels forward in time to the bitter break-up — a brilliant structure that lays bare the joys and frustrations of a modern relationship.
MIDDLEBURY — At Sunday’s closing ceremonies for the first annual Middlebury New Middlebury Filmmakers Festival judges presented the VTeddy Awards for films judged to have been the best in the show. Vermont Teddy Bear Co., a major sponsor of MNFF, provided specially designed bear awards for the winners.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer on Tuesday played an evenly fought contest against visiting Rutland, but the Raiders made better use of their chances to come away with a 2-1 victory in the opener for both teams.
WEST HAVEN — This past Friday’s “double stock” action at the Devil’s Bowl proved to be a big night for local drivers, as Bristol’s Josh Masterson and Addison’s Chuck Bradford each won twice, and Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. won once.
Each improved their positions in their championship point races in their respective series.
The town of New Haven offers an interesting lesson in the value of property as it relates to the town’s grand list and tax rates. At issue is a proposal by Anbaric Transmission that essentially adds $130 million to the town’s current grand list of roughly $260 million. That 50 percent increase would seemingly create a huge windfall in terms of property tax relief.