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January 12th, 2017
I am writing in response to the article recently posted on solar fields. I have seen solar fields popping up all over Vermont. We as Vermonters have always valued the beauty Vermont has. We passed laws to preserve the beauty of Vermont by outlawing billboards along our roadways. I feel solar fields are just as bad as billboards, they stick out like a sore thumb.
As your paper has reported, Mount Abraham Union High School replaced its gymnasium floor last fall.
In effort completely modernize the feel of the basketball games at the Mount Abe, the community wanted a new scorer’s table. Bristol Youth Sports, a non-profit community organization, helped organize a fundraising effort to purchase a scorer’s table, to then donate it to Mount Abe.
BYS networked and mobilized our parents and area businesses to help us make this purchase.
PERU, N.Y. — Vergennes Union High School senior Brandon Cousino won the 182-pound weight class, while Middlebury junior Dustin Davio and Mount Abraham sophomore Kevin Pearsall took thirds at 138 and 182, respectively, to highlight local teams’ efforts on Saturday at the Peru Wrestling Classic, a competitive tournament in Peru, N.Y.
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team picked up a win and a tie at NESCAC rival Amherst this past Friday and Saturday.
The Panthers improved to 6-2-2, 4-1-1 in league play. They are dueling Connecticut (7-2-1, 4-1-0) for first place in the league. Amherst dropped to 4-4-2, 1-3-2 NESCAC. Middlebury hosts non-league foes Stevenson and Endicott on this Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m., respectively.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team opened league play with two home wins this past weekend. The Panthers improved to 11-1 and could move up in the NCAA Division III rankings after starting last week at No. 22.
The Panthers face road challenges this weekend: They visit No. 8 Tufts (11-2, 2-0 NESCAC) on Friday night and Bates (11-3, 2-0) on Saturday afternoon.
On this past Saturday, Matt St. Amour scored 31 points to lead five Panthers in double figures in a 97-89 victory over Connecticut College (8-4, 0-2 NESCAC).
And, so, another new year has started. And, to be honest, I’m not sure what to expect. Volatility seems to be the operative word for the year.
1/11 Colchester vs. MUHS....................... 1-1
1/11 MUHS vs. Burl/Colchester................ 4-0
1/9 VUHS vs. Montpelier...................... 42-13
1/10 MUHS vs. Missisquoi................... 51-39
ADDISON COUNTY — A Charlotte man was pulled from the frigid waters of Lake Champlain near the shores in Ferrisburgh on Sunday afternoon.
Vermont State Police report that Daniel Doyle, 74, was walking on a section of ice approximately 10-15 feet from shore in Town Farm Bay, north of Long Point just off Annex Road. A little before 1:45 p.m., the area of ice that Doyle was walking on broke away, and he became partially submerged in open water.