Appellants filed a notice of appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court of therulings by the Vermont Environmental Court to reaffirm a stormwaterconstruction permit for UPC Vermont Wind’s Sheffield project.‘It is our belief that the Environmental Court’s rulings are based oncritical misinterpretations and applications of Vermont laws involving theWater Quality Standards (VWQS) and the issue of who has the burden ofproof,’ said Stephanie Kaplan, attorney for the appellants. ‘Thedecision is inconsistent with Vermont legal precedent, with legislativeintent, and if allowed to stand eviscerates the VWQS when it comes tostormwater, which cannot be permissible under the Clean Water Act.’The citizens argue that the most significant error the Court made wasruling that monitoring of streams during construction and applying thenumerical standards and anti-degradation requirements of the VWQS are notpractical or necessary in the context of stormwater. The presumption thatstormwater construction permittees that comply with Best ManagementPractices automatically therefore comply with VWQS creates a veryfar-reaching precedent that cannot be allowed to stand.‘What it means is that the State of Vermont is knowingly putting at riskand willingly trading off unique headwater stream ecosystems including thenative brook trout and other species that inhabit them. These ecosystemsexist only in isolated pockets across Vermont’s mountain landscape,’said Paul Brouha, a retired fisheries biologist and one of the appellantswho live adjacent to the project.
The Greensburg Lady Pirates hosted Class A #6 Triton Central Saturday morning and fell 6-2 to the Lady Tigers.The visitors got on the board early with two goals in the first thirteen minutes of play. The Lady Pirates responded when Cara Zeigler played a chip pass over the defensive line to Maddi Hellmich for a Pirate goal at the 11 minute mark. The Lady Tigers struck back quickly with two more goals before halftime. The visitors did not waste anytime time in the second half added another goal two minutes in and their final goal near the half-waymark of the half. The Lady Pirates were able to convert a set play as Michaela Myers found Danielle Schroeder off the direct kick for a goal with seven minutes to play.McKella Lynette made 19 saves against the Lady Tigers while allowing six goals. Emma Overmyer also had two saves in the match. Taking shots in the game were: Hellmich, Schroeder, Myers, Zeigler, Stephanie Bruns and Savannah Harrison.The loss drops the Lady Pirates to 8-7-1 for the regular season. The Lady Pirates and Lady Tigers will meet again on Thursday night in the IHSAA Sectional. Kickoff will be 5 PM at Centerville High School.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — A Batesville High School senior has been named a finalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.Andy Allen, Batesville High School principal, announced that Joseph Matthew Barr is among 15,000 finalists for 2017 from across the country.Barr becomes the 22nd Batesville High School student to reach this status and will attempt to become the third to be named National Merit winner.He will continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered this spring.