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May 18th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — When Paul Sommers came to begin his teaching career at Middlebury College nearly 30 years ago, he didn’t envision himself sitting outside on chilly spring afternoons watching softball. Now in his 10th year as the faculty affiliate for the Panther softball team, the Paige-Wright Professor of Economics continues to enjoy time spent as an academic resource and an all-weather fan.
MIDDLEBURY — In recognition of Memorial Day, Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will be closed Monday, May 25. There will be no bus service. This applies to Tri-Town Bristol, Tri-Town Vergennes, Middlebury Shuttle, Burlington LINK, 116 Commuter and RutlandConnector. The Community Transportation Center will be closed. Normal operations resume Tuesday, May 26.
For more bus schedule information, call ACTR at 388-ACTR or visit www.actr-vt.org.
BRANDON — The Brandon Artists Guild presents “Art of the Flag,” featuring works by guild members Warren Kimble, Karen Deets, Robin Kent and Mike Mayone, from June 4-30. An opening reception is on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team emerged from three games in four days last week with three wins and a 7-1 record, good for a first-place tie in Division I.
In each game, the Tigers outscored their opponents in the second half. And, after allowing nine goals in the first half vs. high-scoring Burlington on Wednesday, the Tiger defense allowed only 13 goals over the next two-and-a-half games, including a one-goal win at Mount Anthony on Tuesday and a three-goal decision over visiting Mount Mansfield on Saturday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball play late last week, Vergennes kept winning and Mount Abraham ended a losing streak, while Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
MIDDLEBURY — The following students at Middlebury Union Middle School have been recognized for their academic achievement during the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.
Academic High Honors
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team finished fourth in Wednesday’s Southern Conference Division III championships, held at the Neshobe Golf Club. The Otters, led by Tom Kingsley’s 96, shot a 397.
Mill River won the Division II crown with a 369, led by medalist Johann Russell (83).
Woodstock (392) came in second, with Fair Haven (396) and OV (397) right behind. Defending champion Springfield (420) took fifth.
Rounding out OV’s scorers were Colin Nicklaw (99) and Joey Scarborough and Eric Laughlin (101 each).
ADDISON COUNTY — In area boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury won a road game, Mount Abraham won once and lost once, and Vergennes lost in triple overtime on the road.
On Friday, the Tigers pelted host Spaulding, 20-5. Details of the game were not available. The Tigers improved to 7-2 and moved into first place in Division I, percentage points ahead of Essex (8-2). MUHS will visit Essex on Tuesday and then host a makeup game vs. Mount Mansfield on Wednesday.