May 13th, 2010
My daughter Annie, 12, has managed to resist the siren song of lacrosse in Middlebury and is playing seventh-grade softball this spring, under the tutelage of Brett Ringey, son of Mike — the patriarch of the Cornwall Ringeys, the first family of Addison County baseball (and now softball).
Mike has handed Annie the “tools of ignorance,” so now she is ensconced behind the plate as catcher. Her team, the Middlebury Union Middle School Tigers, have split their first two games, winning one and losing one.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Goodrich Corp., which has a branch on Panton Road in Vergennes that is the city’s largest employer, in late April announced solid first-quarter results and a generally — if still cautiously — optimistic forecast for the balance of 2010.
The local plant, according to a corporate spokesman last month, is seeing an up-tick in business, and was seeking to fill 30 jobs, which he described as for “technicians and professional positions.”
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On the Ball: Men’s lax wins; RPI next
As expected, the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team held serve on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament, defeating visiting Goucher, 10-6.
Before getting to details of that game, let’s look ahead: The 12-5 Panthers will visit 14-2 Rensselaer (to avoid typos henceforth referred to as RPI) on Saturday for a second-round match-up. The game is a rematch of an April 20 contest, also played in beautiful downtown Troy, N.Y., won by the Panthers, 9-6.
BRISTOL — Erin Swigart popped up onto the toe stops of her well-worn, broken-in roller skates. She dashed forward on tiptoe, almost like a dancer preparing for a ballet leap, and then the eight wheels on her skates hit the concrete floor of the Bristol Recreation Club’s hockey rink, and she was off.
ADDISON COUNTY — The days are getting warmer, and soon farmers markets will be springing up again all around the county.
All five area markets will sport changes in operations that each hopes will better serve those who want to buy locally produced vegetables, fruits, other food products and crafts.
ORWELL — The decision to go to auction didn’t come easily to the Barnes family, longtime dairy farmers at Red Sky Farm in Orwell. But a silver lining to the family’s choice to leave the dairy industry in 2004 is a budding farm stand that has ensured the exodus of cows hasn’t given way to fallow agricultural land.
MIDDLEBURY — At a ceremony that packed the atrium of Middlebury College’s six-year-old library with hundreds of students, faculty and trustees, President Ron Liebowitz announced the long-secret new name for the building: “The Davis Family Library.”
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Work crews this week were scheduled to begin more than $5 million in resurfacing work on a substantial segment of Route 125 in East Middlebury, Ripton and Hancock.
The work will involve more than 9.5 miles of the designated scenic highway, a stretch that begins at the intersection of Route 7 South and spans through East Middlebury Village, all the way through Ripton village and up to the entrance of the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.