March 5th, 2014
Editor’s note. The writer sent this too late to appear before this week’s vote, but she asked that it be printed now because of the broader issues it raises.
We have decided in Vermont to ban “fracking.” We can be proud of that decision. How do we then justify using the product of the fracking? It is such avarice, greed and hypocrisy that it is embarrassing.
Twilight is reaching the North Pole. Soon the sun will start shining there and the north can stop sending us cold.
Actually other places are warmer than usual. The Iditarod sled dog race in snow was moved further north due to warm weather.
Flowers have been growing in northern Europe for weeks.
It is colder in Siberia. In Dzalinda, it might get up to minus 1 F today and minus 23 tonight.
As I am not a Middlebury resident, I hold no financial stake in the debate as to the best location for the Middlebury town offices and gym yet, as the controversy unfolded, I was disturbed by a sense of inconsistency in Middlebury College’s role on this issue. I find a rather glaring disconnect between words and actions when it comes to Middlebury College’s position on the environment.
MIDDLEBURY — A quarterfinal upset on Saturday ended the Middlebury College women’s hockey hopes for the NESCAC playoff championship and the league’s automatic NCAA Division III tournament bid, but the Panthers could still earn an at-large bid to the national championships on Monday.
BENNINGTON — The Vergennes Union High School wrestling team saw senior 160-pound wrestler Kaegan Pearsall win the state championship as the Commodores took fifth at this past weekend’s state championship meet.
The Commodores scored 102 points and were the top team that normally competes in Division II in the standings; Vermont wrestling does not recognize divisions.
MEDFORD, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team opened its season on Saturday with a 12-8 win over host Tufts. The Panthers were ranked No. 3 in the preseason NCAA Division III poll and will travel to Connecticut College this coming Saturday.
Middlebury took to a 10-2 halftime lead and withstood a Tufts rally in what was the NESCAC and season opener for both teams on this past Saturday.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team split a pair of games to open its season, dropping its home opener to a NESCAC foe on Saturday before winning a non-league road game on Tuesday. The Panthers will host league foe Connecticut on this coming Saturday at 1 p.m.