Archive - May 27, 2009
By KATHRYN FLAGG
MIDDLEBURY — More than 500 students took their diplomas in hand on Sunday at Middlebury College, marching across an outdoor stage on the college quad into a job market that, recent grads agree, proves as daunting a challenge as any final exam.
The graduates are heading into a marketplace where, according to a recent study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers expect to hire 22 percent fewer new grads this year than they hired last year.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
BRISTOL — “Studying history is about taking a leap of imagination,” Kristen Farrell told her students last week, standing in her history classroom at Mt. Abraham Union High School.
On Friday, that leap took students out of their classroom and back in time, when an annual Living History celebration brought the past to life at a small military encampment beside the Bristol high school.
By JOHN FLOWERS
MIDDLEBURY — Faced with the prospect of having to raise municipal water and sewer fees due to declining use of those services, Middlebury selectmen are toying with such options as adjusting fees to woo more commercial users and marketing town water service to neighboring towns as a way to boost revenues.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BRANDON — An eighth-inning single by Kristy Pinkham, three double plays, Sam Hansen’s squeeze bunt and the usual stellar pitching of Ashley Sanderson on Tuesday accomplished a lot for the Otter Valley Union High School softball team.
Not only did those key efforts give the Otters’ a 2-1 win over rival Rutland, their second over the Division I Raiders (11-4) this spring, but the result may have nailed down the No. 1 seed in Division II for 14-1 OV.
By Matt Dickerson
An ESPN talk show host recently complained about the sport of baseball. He argued that what mattered in sports were memories, particulars, and memories of particulars, and that baseball was all about numbers. Actually, he sounded slightly less articulate than that, and somewhat louder, angrier and whinier. Nonetheless, I agreed with the first half of what he said: Beauty is in the particulars.