February 11th, 2015
HANOVER, N.H. — The Middlebury College ski team took fourth in this past weekend’s Dartmouth Winter Carnival with 695 points. UVM won with 926, followed by the Dartmouth (841) and New Hampshire (791). Alpine events took place at the Dartmouth Skiway, while Nordic events were contested at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center.
The Panthers host their own carnival this Friday and Saturday at the Middlebury Snow Bowl and the Rikert Ski Touring Center.
VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association has selected North Country Union High School senior Whitney Bernier and Spaulding senior Sam Kuckuk as its December Athletes of the Month.
In statewide balloting of VSMA members, Bernier, a hockey player, was named the December Female Athlete of the Month, and Kuckuk, a wrestler, was named the December Male Athlete of the Month.
Each was first nominated by a VSMA member based on his or her accomplishments in December
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which spawned the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, is the central linchpin of the federal education agenda. Signed into law in 1965 by Lyndon Johnson, it has set forth federal agendas on education and has been the primary pathway for federal funding to state and local agencies.
VERGENNES — In a busy week between Feb. 2 and 8, Vergennes police handled incidents that included truck enforcement, minor drug cases, alcohol offenses at Vergennes Union High School and Northlands Job Corps, and a number of traffic accidents.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On Feb. 2 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Walker Avenue call.
• On Feb. 2 responded to a one-car accident on Jersey Street in Panton on behalf of Vermont State Police.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to five vehicle accidents between Feb. 2 and Feb. 8, four of which involved wintry road conditions, two of which caused at least minor injuries, and two of which resulted in citations being issued.
VSP are reminding drivers to be careful on snowy and icy roads.
During that week, VSP:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police spent a lot of time in the past week helping drivers who were having difficulty negotiating snow-covered roads.
NEW HAVEN — A New Haven man has been sentenced to probation following a deal with Addison County prosecutors in connection with a Jan. 20 domestic assault case during which he allegedly threatened to shoot himself.
Michael Lepore-Capek on Feb. 4 was handed down a sentence in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, of nine to 18 months with probation, all suspended with credit for five days served, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team dropped a pair of tight home NESCAC games this past weekend. The Panthers are 11-11, 3-5 in NESCAC play, and will close their regular season with two road games this weekend, at Trinity on Friday and at Amherst on Sunday.
On this past Sunday, Middlebury was even with Bowdoin at the half, but the visiting Polar Bears (20-2, 8-0 NESCAC and ranked No. 20 in NCAA Division III) forced 14 second-half turnovers on their way to a 53-43 win.