March 19th, 2014
When the definitive history of Vermont is written, skiing may not be much more than a footnote.
But the New England Lost Ski Areas Project ensures it will be a lively footnote. And the project reminds us that skiing is an inextricable part of the history of Vermont and even Addison County.
Extending natural gas to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga will save Vermonters $45 million of the cost to deliver natural gas to Rutland by 2020 — 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible — and help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.
I have seen an ad for a “medical supervisor” for Planned Parenthood to work in several clinics, including Middlebury. The new location is still conveniently located on our excellent bus system, from the middle and high schools, not to mention the college.
MIDDLEBURY — “The Green Mountain Upset,” the feature-length documentary film that chronicles the 1982-83 Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team’s surprising undefeated season and state title, will premiere at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater on March 28.
Although we in the Great White North are all still suffering through snow, ice and temperatures colder than an NFL owner’s heart, rumor has it that the first day of spring coincides with the publication date for this issue of the Independent.
My dogs, who these days often dig in their heels at the doorway in protest when asked to venture out into the frozen tundra, certainly don’t trust the calendar.
MIDDLEBURY — The early season struggles continued on Tuesday for the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team with a 14-7 loss to visiting St. Lawrence that dropped the Panthers to 1-4.
A combination of youth — only four starters return from the Panthers 2013 13-3 team — and a tough early season schedule — the 3-1 Saints were the third top-20 NCAA Division III team Middlebury has faced — has contributed to the slow start.
TROY, N.Y. — Nine athletes on the Addison Otters Swim Team qualified for and participated in the Adirondack Gold Short Course Championship this past weekend at the Robison Pool in Troy, N.Y. Peter Bicknell coaches the Bristol-based team.
Qualifying for this meet is very difficult and gives the athletes the opportunity to swim against the best swimmers in the Adirondack league. To attend this meet the swimmer must have swum in two Adirondack meets in this swim season (October-March) and obtain a qualifying time.
MIDDLEBURY — Wrestlers from the Otter Valley youth program fared well this past weekend at an elementary school-age tournament held in Middlebury; according to a team official five Otters finished first and five more earned second-place finishes.
Taking first place for the Otter team were Caleb Whitney, Isaac Whitney, David Williams, Chase Cram and Ethan Corey. The team’s second-place finishers were Ethan Blow, Grant Blow, Nick Marcoux, Sam Martin and Simon Martin.