March 1st, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — Residents of the seven towns in the Addison Central Supervisory Union on Town Meeting Day will vote on a $1 million bond issue aimed at scrapping the current, failing asphalt shingle roof on the Middlebury Union Middle School and replace it with a standing seam metal room. The budget would also provide for some energy efficiency upgrades in the building.
Voters in the towns of Bridport, Cornwall, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, Weybridge and Middlebury will weigh in on the issue in Australian ballot voting in their local polling places on Tuesday.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Elementary School board candidates Cheryl Brinkman and Susan Ferland were also given the opportunity to speak at Feb. 23 candidates’ forum hosted by American Legion Post 14.
MIDDLEBURY — Greg Vigne has intently listened to more than two decades of sermons from a spot in the pews at the Memorial Baptist Church of Middlebury.
Now Vigne, 49, is learning to appreciate the view from the pulpit, as he is currently delivering sermons to is fellow parishioners.
GRAFTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ Nordic ski team dominated the Division II field in both Friday’s freestyle competitions in Jericho and Tuesday’s classic races in Grafton and won the school’s first state championship in the sport since 1989.
In the midst of news surrounding Town Meeting, the presidential primaries, the Dow cruising over 13,000, North Korea agreeing to cut back on its testing of nuclear weapons, and the continuing threat of war with Iran by the same neoconservatives that pushed us unnecessarily into a war with Iraq, let’s pause for a moment to applaud a local milestone: the MUHS Nordic girls’ ski team won the D-II state championship this week.
It was the first state championship of any MUHS Nordic ski team since 1989.
It’s a special achievement for several reasons:
When my roommate, Nikhil, announced he was going to Mauritius for three months and asked if I could take care of his dog, I thought immediately of body heat. A 70-pound German shepherd throws off a lot of warmth, and I sleep in a poorly insulated room.
“Can he sleep in the bed?” I asked.
“He’s not really supposed to, but…”
“Done,” I said. “When do you leave?”
To New Haven sculptor Dennis Sparling, “art is about the mystery of things.”
Sparling, 67, fabricates sheet copper and wire into dynamic sculpture. Last year, Sparling finished work on his 9-foot-tall, 600-pound representation of Leonardo daVinci. The sculpture integrates daVinci’s drawings and paintings with his feats of engineering, architecture, and anatomy – all ranged around the standing patriarch.