November 3rd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Last year at this time, members of the Congregational Church of Middlebury were staring at four major capital projects totaling a combined $2.5 million to repair and expand their majestic worship hall at 27 North Pleasant St.
Two down, two to go.
MIDDLEBURY — Poetry readings generally last one hour — not even the most devoted versaholic is expected to sit still any longer. So when I heard that the Middlebury College Department of Classics had organized a three-day marathon reading of a single poem, Virgil’s epic The Aeneid, I had to see for myself.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — On Oct. 26, 2013, the No. 5 Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team had its high hopes of the program’s first-ever championship dashed.
On that day, vs. No. 5 Harwood in a Division II quarterfinal, the Eagles earned edges of 10-1 in corner kicks and 8-5 in shots on goal, but lost, 2-1, in overtime.
That loss continued frustration for a program that had lost in a semifinal in 2012, and in 2011 earned a No. 4 seed but was upset in OT by a No. 13 seed.
MIDDLEBURY — The next game for the undefeated defending Division I champion Middlebury Union High School football team is the D-I final at Rutland High School on Saturday, and the next opponent is also undefeated St. Johnsbury.
On this past Friday, the top-seeded, 10-0 Tigers posted their fourth shutout in their past five games, 42-0, over visiting No. 5 Colchester. On Saturday, No. 2 St. Johnsbury defeated No. 3 Essex, 26-6.
MIDDLEBURY — In a Wednesday Division I field hockey semifinal played at Middlebury College, No. 4 Middlebury Union High School fell to No. 1 Essex, 2-0.
Essex, the defending champion, improved to 13-0-1 and went on to defeat Champlain Valley, 2-1, for the title on Saturday. The 8-5-2 Tigers suffered only their second loss in eight games, both to Essex.
BRANDON/FAIRFAX — In Division III high school football semifinals on Saturday, No. 1 Otter Valley won, but No. 6 Mount Abraham came up short in its attempt at a second straight playoff upset.
The Otters ousted visiting No. 4 Windsor, 43-14, while host No. 2 BFA-Fairfax blanked the Eagles, 14-0.
MONTPELIER — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 15, and ends Sunday, Nov. 30.
A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip. The main beam counts as a point, regardless of length. Spike-antlered deer, mostly yearlings, are protected during this season.
In the race for Vermont’s lone congressman, incumbent Democrat Rep. Peter Welch is our overwhelming choice, and he should be Vermont’s clear favorite as well.