May 19th, 2016
MONTPELIER — Hiking Vermont’s hillsides is a great way to enjoy a spring day, but the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont recommend you check to see if the area you’re planning to hike or climb is open. Several cliff areas are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
In my English Composition class at the Community College of Vermont, I have worked with students from China, Japan, Vietnam, Iraq, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Nepal. These students struggle to simultaneously learn English and adapt to our culture while navigating the demands of college assignments.
To support my work with international students, I recently attended a workshop called “The Culturally Responsive Classrooms.” The facilitator, Dr. Marie Terese Claes, is an expert in intercultural communication.
BURLINGTON — More than 30 farmers were in federal court this past Friday to express their views on a proposed $50 million settlement between farmers and Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and its affiliate Dairy Marketing Services (DMS).
Several Vermont farmers spoke at a hearing to determine the fairness of the proposed settlement. Last year, U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss rejected a proposed settlement after hearing from farmers, sending the two sides back to the drawing board. Farmers in the Northeast filed the class action suit seven years ago.
MIDDLEBURY — Thanks in part to a pair of dramatic tiebreaker wins on Monday, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team edged visiting BFA-St. Albans, 4-3, and in the process the Tigers maintained their perfect record and hold on first place in Division I.
Both No. 1 senior singles player Nick Holmes and No. 4 junior Owen Hammel won their first sets, lost their second sets and trailed late in the first-to-nine-point, win-by-two tiebreakers before rallying to win.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team posted a second-round NCAA Division III victory over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham on Sunday by the misleading score of 12-7, and as a result will host an NCAA Regional this weekend.
The 18-1 Panthers led FDU by 12-0 early in the second half before making mass substitutions and surrendering seven goals in the late going against the 14-7 Devils, who had an 11-game winning streak snapped.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action all on Tuesday, Middlebury played well against a top Division I team before losing, Mount Abraham stunned a D-I foe, Otter Valley picked up a win, and Vergennes took a close loss.
The Tigers (3-7) played a solid game in a 6-0 loss to visiting St. Johnsbury on Tuesday. Pitcher Jordan Stearns, making just his second start of the spring, held the Hilltoppers to two runs, one earned, through the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team won an NCAA Division III regional this past weekend on its own courts and advanced to next week’s Elite Eight in Kalamazoo, Mich. The trip to the NCAA quarterfinal round is the team’s second straight and fifth overall. The Panthers are hoping for their first trip to a semifinal since 2005.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team won an NCAA Division III regional on its home courts this past weekend with a pair of 5-0 victories and as a result advanced to next week’s Elite Eight in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Panthers reached the NCAA final a year ago and have won two NCAA titles, most recently in 2010.
The 18-2 Panthers, ranked No. 3, have reached the quarterfinal round for the 13th time in 14 years. On Monday they will play Washington-St. Louis, a team they have not faced this spring.