VERMONT — Are you a victim of a robbery? Do you know what to do and what to look for? The Vermont State Police want to help local businesses that may fall victim to a robbery by providing tips about how to be safe and how to be a good witness.
Statewide, there have been 50 reported armed robberies in Vermont so far in 2013, including 19 incidents where a handgun was displayed. This is on trend with the four-year average of 50.75 armed robberies each year.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz has left a lasting mark on Middlebury — both the college and the town. Liebowitz this past Thursday announced he will step down on June 30, 2015, from the top leadership position he has held since 2004.
MIDDLEBURY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church officials are sizing up damage to the ceiling within the main worship hall of the historic building on Middlebury’s town green, in hopes of soon resuming regular services in that space.
VERGENNES — On Dec. 19 the Vergennes Opera House will host a CD release party for one member of the theater’s board of directors — Vergennes Union High School senior Matteo Palmer.
Palmer, who organized and played at a 2012 concert at the theater to benefit the Vergennes Opera House, next week will play two sets of music as he introduces his CD, “Out of Nothing.” He recorded the disc with the help of Grammy-winning New Age musician and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Winooski went on a decisive 11-4 run over the final four minutes of the third quarter on Saturday and then hung on for a 19-17 victory over the Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team despite not scoring a point in the fourth quarter.
SOUTH DUXBURY — Host Harwood pulled away in the second half to earn a 53-45 victory over the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team on Saturday in the opener for both squads.
The Highlanders led by just one at the break, 26-25, but claimed the win with three players in double figures, including Jennifer James (17 points).
The Commodores’ K.C. Ambrose matched that game-high total with 17 points of her own, and Paige Coyle added nine for VUHS.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team picked up a pair of wins last week to improve to 4-0. The Tigers and also undefeated Northfield are dueling for first place in Division II.
On Wednesday, the Tigers topped visiting Rutland, 4-1. Timi Carone, Angela Carone and Julia Carone each scored in the second period to spark MUHS, and CareyAnne Howlett scored the final goal. Tiger goalie Baily Ryan recorded six saves.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Otter Valley and Mount Abraham union high school boys’ basketball teams opened with road losses on Saturday, while Vergennes saw its home opener postponed.
The Commodores’ Saturday game vs. Montpelier was moved to this coming Saturday, also at 11:30 a.m. Their opener will instead come vs. BFA-Fairfax at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Middlebury will also open at home on Tuesday at 7 p.m., when the Tigers will host Fair Haven.