January 2nd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team dropped both games of its own holiday tournament, both of them closely contested. The Tigers’ record dropped to 2-4.
On this past Friday, visiting Northfield topped the Tigers, 4-2. Justin Stone and Rio McCarty scored for the Tigers, and goalie Sawyer Ryan made 19 saves. Northfield goalie Riley Corey stopped 15 shots.
STARKSBORO — Jeffrey Keeney, the Starksboro man who was having trouble with the Vermont Health Connect website and the focus of an article in our Dec. 19 issue, told the Independent this week that he completed the application for himself and his family Dec. 24. Keeney said a VHC representative told him that his family’s insurance should begin on time on Jan. 1.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split a pair of games at the Tigers’ own holiday tournament last week, losing a key matchup to a D-II rival before bouncing back for a shutout victory. The Tigers are 6-2.
When I went home for breaks during college, I would sub at the schools I attended growing up. Sometimes teachers wrote detailed lesson plans, other times nothing — leaving me with 80 minutes of instructional time and a classroom of students.
This year, I found Christmas to be exceptional in terms of good will, good food, good company and moments I can genuinely describe as “merry.” It was, all in all, a wonderful holiday season.
Boy, am I glad it’s over.
Most days I drive down South Street and stop at its intersection with South Main Street. Lately I have been looking for an architectural treasure on an invaluable piece of town land, as all other letter writers seem to see. What I see is a tired old high school, its upper floor missing after a fire that occurred in my childhood, on an odd shaped piece of land. This building has served Middlebury as town offices for over 60 years, longer than it was its high school. It is time to move forward.
’Twas the night before Christmas when decisions were made.
Gas companies a marching, easements soon paid.
Folks from Middlebury, Shoreham, Cornwall and more
Rise up and resist for all that it’s for.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
Or is there?
And do we forfeit our historic values of independence, self-reliance