July 16th, 2014
WINOOSKI — The Mount Abraham-Middlebury 9-and-10-year-old Little League Softball All-Star team last week won the District 1 championship at Winooski High School to earn a berth in this weekend’s Vermont tournament in Swanton.
The Mt. Abe-Middlebury squad avenged its only loss in the District I tournament by edging South Burlington, 7-6, on July 11. Mt. Abe-Middlebury held off a rally by the defending champion Rebels in the top of the 6th inning — SB scored once, but could not push the tying run across.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Panthers defeated visiting Burlington Country Club in and out of the pool on Tuesday to pick up their second Champlain Valley Swim League win of the season.
According to a Middlebury official, BCC failed to provide the required number of officials for the meet, and the result was declared a forfeit before the teams hit the water. However, the Panthers then made the point moot by outpointing their visitors, 212-180.
From Clint Dempsey’s goal 30 seconds into the U.S. men’s national team’s first game to unlikely German hero Mario Gotze’s extra-time game-winner vs. Argentina in the final, the World Cup provided a lot of entertainment, except to fans of the defenseless Brazilian home side.
Here’s just a short list of indelible memories:
BRISTOL — At the barn at Baldwin Creek, the curtain will soon fall on a summer tradition for the final time. For 18 summers, Shakespeare in the Barn at Mary’s has staged plays in the makeshift theater, but this year will be the last.
It’s not dwindling attendance or financial woes that are the cause — in fact, organizers expect a full house for every performance this year. Rather, the folks who put on the plays said it was just time to call it quits.
BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log recounting the large number of incidents with which they dealt during the month of May — some of great importance, others were routine police work.
The Independent has already published the first part of that log. Also during the that month, Bristol police:
CORNWALL — A former Cornwall farm worker has pleaded innocent in Chittenden Superior Court, criminal division, to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other charges stemming from his alleged attacks on two fellow laborers on July 7.
VERGENNES — The Vermont Agency of Education has sanctioned the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union by withholding state and federal grant funds, calling the ANwSU’s financial record “very weak” in a July 3 letter and citing many accounting problems in a July 1 report summarizing a June 10 fiscal monitoring visit.
That monitoring visit came two months after the AOE suspended many ANwSU grant funds because of the district’s failure to file required reports in a timely or satisfactory manner, ANwSU officials acknowledged last week.
MIDDLEBURY — State health care officials have promised to find additional financial support for a joint effort by Porter Medical Center and the Counseling Service of Addison County to expand medication assisted treatment services to local residents who are addicted to opiates.