April 25th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Many of Vermont’s small towns have a Civil War monument, but how many local residents still come to these piles of marble or granite as places of memorial and healing and how many just drive by with their eyes fixed ahead on a downtown parking spot?
These kinds of questions — What do we commemorate as a nation and as a community? Whose story do we tell? And how do we tell it? — are behind the current exhibit in Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library of a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.
BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School sophomore softball pitcher Audrey Shahan might never enjoy an easier pitching win in her career.
Certainly Shahan did her part on Thursday vs. visiting Rice, allowing four hits and just one first-inning unearned run while striking out six Green Knights in her five-inning stint.
But Shahan hardly needed to be that sharp. The Eagles used 23 hits (including three homers), 12 walks, 11 stolen bases, eight wild pitches and nine Rice errors to win, 32-1, and improve to 2-0 with the five-inning victory.
ADDISON — The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is best known for the annual visit of thousands of snow and Canada geese to its farm fields and wetlands. But Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department officials say — and many year-round visitors already know — there is much more to the 2,858-acre site that includes land in Panton and Bridport as well as Addison.
ADDISON COUNTY — in local high school baseball action late last week, Vergennes split a pair of games to break into the win column, while Middlebury and Mount Abraham each lost once.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball play late last week, Middlebury moved over .500 with a road win, Otter Valley split two road games, and Vergennes dropped two contests.
Mount Abraham hosted Rice on Thursday; see story.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/21 Springfield vs. OV 4-3 (8)
4/21 MUHS vs. CVU 15-2
4/21 Rice vs. Mt. Abe 32-1
4/21 S. Burlington vs. VUHS 15-2
4/23 VUHS vs. Randolph 7-1
4/23 Brattleboro vs. OV 2-1
In the aftermath of the New York Republican primary, Democrats and Republicans are looking for future reforms in very different ways. For establishment Republicans, the party is trying to reduce the opportunity for non-party voters to participate, while among Democrats a growing number are considering the prospect of opening their primaries to independents.
Recent changes at Porter Medical Center have resulted in a circling of the wagons and a regrouping. Rather than looking inside the ring, Porter and Middlebury may be better served by looking a bit outside.