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October 9th, 2014
MIDDLBURY — Zach Bechhoeffer is only 18, but he can already lay claim to being a visionary of sorts. It was in 2011 when Bechhoeffer, then a Middlebury Union High School freshman, called for creation of an electronics club at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center.
MIDDLEBURY — Peter Hamlin has long had an ear for experimentation. In kindergarten he learned to put together simple electroniccircuits, and in fifth grade he used a tape recorder to record all kinds of noises and then mix them together.
MIDDLEBURY — Finding a parking space in downtown Middlebury can be a challenge during business hours.
But town officials are arguing there’s adequate parking; you just need to know where to look. And not enough people are looking at the municipal lot on Mill Street in the Frog Hollow district, where only 30 percent of the 66 spaces are typically occupied, according to a 2012 parking study.
Vermonters have an interesting choice in this year’ race for lieutenant governor.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team overcame visiting Middlebury’s good goaltending and defense on Tuesday to win in overtime, 2-1, on the second of senior Jake Dombek’s two goals.
The Commodores improved to 4-5-2 with their fourth win in five games, while the young Tigers, who lost several starters to graduation and three more who decided to focus on club soccer, dropped to 2-9.
Dombek said better teamwork and effort have made the difference for VUHS.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team on Saturday took another step toward its best season since winning the Division IV title in 2005, thumping visiting D-III rival Poultney, 48-20, to improve to 4-1.
THETFORD — A solid finish by the Middlebury Union High School boys highlighted local cross-country teams’ efforts at Saturday’s Thetford Woods Trail Run, a major midseason meet that drew five-dozen teams from around New England.
The Tiger boys placed five runners in the top third of the more than 800 finishers and took 16th, led by senior David Dregallo in 58th with a time of 18:26.92 of the 5K course. All five scoring Tiger runners finished in 19:20.82 or better and in at least 176th place.
So, are those Boston sports teams’ glasses half-full, or half-empty?
First, let me say glasses containing 50 percent of their potential volume are always half-empty, and I’m an optimistic person.