Middlebury


DAN BROWN
12/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Swift House Inn co-owner Dan Brown is no stranger to serving his country. Prior to becoming an innkeeper, the U.S. Naval Academy graduate spent 27 years piloting ships, P-3 airplanes and a segment of the Navy’s acquisition management division. Now he’d like to serve his community as a member of the Middlebury selectboard. Brown is one of two candidates to have thus far announced for two spots up for grabs this coming March on the town’s chief governing board. The other is incumbent selectboard Chairman Brian Carpenter, whose current three-year term is expiring. Board incumbent...

CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER way on a new, 6,900-square-foot building at 383 Exchange St. in Middlebury that beginning next spring will accommodate offices for Bee’s Wrap and the Vermont Economic Development Authority. Independent photo/John S. McCright
12/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — There’s new activity buzzing around 383 Exchange St. in Middlebury: A new, 6,900-square-foot, single-story building that will create office space for the adjacent Bee’s Wrap business and for the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA). Spearheading the new construction is Brian Carpenter, Middlebury selectboard chairman and owner of both Champlain Valley Equipment and 383 Exchange St. He explained that Bee’s Wrap moved into the existing 383 Exchange St. complex — which formerly hosted the Sears Hometown Store — last year, and now needs more office space. At the same time,...

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School ninth-grader Mary Johnson prepares to make a difficult transition on the uneven bars during the Tiger gymnastics team’s opening meet at Middlebury Union Middle School vs. St. Johnsbury and Montpelier. Johnson was the Tigers’ top scorer in the bars with a 6.1. MUHS returns to action on Friday in Randolph. Independent photo/John S. McCright
12/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team opened its season on Saturday by hosting St. Johnsbury and Montpelier at Middlebury Union Middle School. The more experienced St. Johnsbury and Montpelier squads finished first and second with 115.95 and 97.95 points, respectively, while the young Tigers scored 92.2 points. MUHS Coach Natalia Harthman said the Tigers, whose only upperclassman is senior Carly Burger, learned skills and unique elements from watching the Montpelier and St. Johnsbury gymnasts, who have more experience because they participate on club teams as well as...
12/26/2019
NEWPORT — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team edged host North Country Union/Lyndon on Saturday with a pair of late goals. Both Tiger scores came in the final four minutes after goalie Abby Hodsden, a late addition to the Tiger roster, held NCU/Lyndon at bay. Hodsden made 26 saves to backstop the victory as the Tigers improved to 2-1. Bella Gale and Merry Kimble netted the MUHS goals, and Taylor Moulton picked up an assist. Gale scored for the third straight game. NCU/L goalie Courtney Lewis stopped 14 shots. Next up for the Tigers is their annual holiday tournament this...
12/26/2019
RUTLAND — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team broke through for its first win on Saturday, 4-1 over host Rutland. Devon Kearns scored twice to pace the Tigers, including a clinching empty-net strike in the final minute. Robbie Bicknell’s unassisted breakaway goal at 10:22 of the first period gave the Tigers the lead, and he picked up the main assist on Kearns’ second goal. The Tigers scored twice in the second period. Hale Hescock netted the first, from Bode Rubright and Joey Niemo, and Kam Bartlett set up Kearns’ initial score. Rutland’s Ethan Coarse scored at 12:53 of the...
12/26/2019
RANDOLPH — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team on Saturday posted its first win since the 2017-2018 season, 41-37 at Randolph. Freshman guard Cady Pitner scored 12 points to lead the Tigers in her varsity debut; she sat out the team’s opening home setback. Sophomore point guard Ivy Doran added eight points as MUHS evened its mark at 1-1. Ella D’Avignon led the Ghosts with 13 points. The Tigers will next visit Missisquoi on Jan. 1 and host the Ghosts at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 4.
12/23/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday got its first glimpse at an $11.5 million draft fiscal year 2021 municipal budget that reflects a spending increase of $359,105 or 3.2%. But town officials are proposing to apply enough surplus funds to limit a tax increase to 1.36 cents on the current municipal tax rate of 80.2 cents per $100 in property value. That’s a 1.7 percent increase. The surplus in question would come from a combination of unspent funds from a prior fiscal year and money accrued in the Cross Street Bridge account. Middlebury voters in March 20, 2008, endorsed a 30-...
12/23/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Bordering is a process of restricting human movement in ways that are increasingly recognized as unethical and partisan. In designing the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ Seventh-Annual Student-Organized Conference, “Bodies at Borders: The Lived Effects of Settler Colonialism,” to be held on Monday, Jan. 13, three Middlebury College students hope to dig deeper into this issue, addressing the ways in which borders and their consequences affect various human populations. This year, the annual conference takes the form of a summit, asking participants to engage critically with the...

Independent photo/John S. McCright
12/23/2019
MIDDLEBURY — An experienced Otter Valley Union High School girls’ basketball team used a big early run to take charge in the Otters’ 51-25 victory this past Wednesday over host Middlebury. A young MUHS team starting one senior and four sophomores held its own early on, and four Tigers scored in the first four minutes as they took an 8-7 lead. The Otters then showed why they hope to be a force in Division III this season. They combined inside scoring with long-range marksmanship in a 15-0 run that spanned the rest of the first period and 2:14 of the second quarter. The Tigers came no closer...
12/23/2019
BARRE — Host Spaulding got past the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team this past Wednesday, 3-1. The Tide improved to 2-0, while the Tigers dropped to 0-2 heading into a Saturday game at Rutland played after the early holiday deadline for this edition of the Independent. Next up for the Tigers is their annual holiday tournament this coming Friday and Saturday. They will host Brookline, Mass., at 7 p.m. on Friday, and play at a time to be determined on Saturday. The Tiger girls are also hosting a tournament those two days, starting with a contest vs. Rutland at 5 p.m. on Friday. On...

Pages

Login for Subscriber Access

Addison County Independent

58 Maple Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100