November 12th, 2010
MIDDLEBURY — Leaders of the nine Addison Central Supervisory Union schools and central office will attempt to prepare 2011-2012 budgets that reflect a combined total of $613,340 in spending cuts compared to this year.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectmen on Tuesday got their first look at a draft 2011-2012 municipal budget that would maintain current staffing levels and services, but would require approximately $250,000 more in local tax revenues.
MIDDLEBURY — For the past three years, author Jay Parini has spent countless hours tracing the footsteps of Herman Melville through the streets of New York City and in the halls and bedroom chambers of Arrowhead, the 19th century author’s Berkshire estate.
“I would just sort of drift around the rooms of that house thinking about his life,” Parini said. “So, I know many of the scenes of his life pretty well.”
MIDDLEBURY — Saturday’s 5 p.m. Division II high school football final at Castleton State College between No. 1 Middlebury and No. 3 Rice will offer a contrast of styles, according to Tiger coach Dennis Smith.
The 9-1 Green Knights, who avenged their only regular-season setback with a semifinal win at Champlain Valley, and standout quarterback Christian McCormick like to throw the ball, Smith said.
“I would say (Rice’s offense is) probably 90-10, maybe 95-5, pass-to-run,” Smith said.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board on Tuesday set its educational spending target for the coming fiscal year at $10,893,881, which represents a reduction of 2 percent — or $266,767 — from this year’s spending plan.
The target agreed upon unanimously by the board members would allow Mount Abe to reach the voluntary 2 percent spending cut mandated by the Legislature as part of its “Challenges for Change” law, which aims to trim $23 million from education spending statewide.
VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Supervisory Union committee studying unification of the five-town district took no action at a Tuesday meeting, but reached a consensus that it will offer a positive review of potential one-board governance to the full ANwSU board on Nov. 17.
“It’s fair to say the committee is still very positive and feels that the unified union is a good match for our district,” said committee head Kristin Bristow after the evening meeting at Vergennes Union Elementary School.