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February 27th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — On Friday at Middlebury Union High School saw two boys’ basketball teams, the host Tigers and visiting Vergennes, with a combined seven wins battled hard to finish their regular seasons on a high note.
And battle they did. Both rallied from deficits, and the fourth quarter saw five lead changes and six ties before the Tigers eked out a 73-70 win to finish at 5-15.
At a New England-wide newspaper conference in Boston this past weekend, one 90-minute forum featured a panel of five national journalists debating how the press should respond to Trump’s attacks on the fifth estate.
It was not what most Americans would think liberal New England media elites would be saying, even after Trump has spent the past week trying to discredit the media’s work. No, the press was anything but vindictive, nor cowed, but rather questioning and second-guessing the fairness of their coverage. As ever, we are our harshest critics.
This is a very important Town Meeting election in Ferrisburgh. We will be choosing a new selectboard member along with several other town officials, in particular the town clerk and town treasurer.
What makes an effective mayor? An effective mayor listens; an effective mayor builds strong relationships with city council members to instigate action; an effective mayor respects and works well with city staff; an effective mayor represents the city professionally outside of the city, building working relationships with neighboring governments.
VERGENNES — Three local wrestlers who won state titles at this weekend’s Vermont high school championship wrestling meet at Vergennes Union High School.
Mount Abraham Union High School sophomore Roman Mayer claimed the 120-pound title, Brandon Cousino of the host Commodores prevailed at 182, and Otter Valley’s Tyson Cram earned the 145-pound crown.
Middlebury Union High School’s Dustin Davio finished second at 138.
In team scoring, Mount Abraham earned the best team finish among the local schools by taking fifth.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey last week finished strong in its first winter back in Division I, winning twice to finish at 11-7-2.
That record is the best among the four D-II teams that moved up to D-I this past offseason and will apparently earn the Tigers the No. 6 seed.
This week’s writer is Ripton resident Mark Nelson, chair of the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ basketball late last week as the regular season concluded, Mount Abraham dropped a pair of games, one to Fair Haven, while Otter Valley lost on the road to finish at .500.
The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release official playoff pairings on Monday morning.