September 29th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — It is with great pride that the MHS/MUHS Alumni Association will induct Carl Ciemniewski posthumously into its Hall of Fame. Breaking with tradition, the association decided that Carl would be the only person honored this year because he epitomized all that is best about Middlebury athletics and academics: excellence, determination and integrity.
MILTON — The Division III Otter Valley Union High School football team erupted for 30 points in Friday’s second half on the way to a 44-22 victory over host D-II squad Milton.
Junior back Carson Leary scored four touchdowns for the Otters, who improved to 3-1 and are 2-0 in D-III. Milton dropped to 2-3.
Leary’s scored twice in the first half, on a six-yard run in the first quarter and on a 62-yard screen pass in the second quarter, as OV took a 14-8 lead into intermission.
HINESBURG — The Middlebury Union High School football team remained undefeated with another one-sided victory this past weekend, defeating host Champlain Valley, 48-21, on Saturday.
The 5-0 Tigers, as they had the weekend before vs. Rutland, scored six first-half touchdowns. They led the 1-4 Redhawks at halftime, 41-7.
Bobby Ritter (six carries for a 92 yards) scored three rushing touchdowns in the first half and also caught a 61-yard scoring pass from quarterback Austin Robinson.
The Town Hall Theater forum, very effectively chaired by Independent publisher Angelo Lynn, let the three active candidates for Middlebury’s two legislative House seats address some challenging state issues with unrushed answers to open-ended questions.
I get very upset with the misinformation fed to the public by the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union school boards.
In the summer of 1997, Florida architect Alfred Browning Parker, who had a second home in Lincoln, proposed a futurist design for a restaurant that would sit atop of the old mill powerhouse at the edge of the Middlebury Falls on Otter Creek. A front-page sketch of Parker’s vision (published on June 27, 1997) resembled a three-story space needle-like structure with magnificent views of the falls and river.
MIDDLEBURY — Noted journalist and climate movement activist Bill McKibben has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award, which is sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.”