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November 24th, 2014
LEXINGTON, Va. — The No. 2 Middlebury College field hockey team fell to fourth-ranked The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon, 2-0, in one of NCAA Division III semifinals played at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va.
The Panthers concluded their season at 19-2, tying a program record for wins in a single season and earning the NESCAC playoff championship, but falling short in their quest for Middlebury’s second NCAA field hockey title.
NCAA Final Four in Lexington, VA
11/22 College of N. J. vs. Midd................ 2-0
11/20 Midd. vs. Castleton..................... 64-62
11/22 Salve Regina vs. Midd............... 61-54
This week’s writer is Stephen Dale, executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association.
Vermont’s school districts provide very generous health insurance benefits to their employees — among the most generous health insurance benefits available to any Vermonter. The current cost of these benefits is contributing to rapidly rising property taxes, limiting the ability of schools to invest in the education of our students.
BRANDON — Matthew Dickerson and Susan Nop will be at Brandon Music on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. to present a concert celebrating their Christmas CD “The Brilliant Whiteness of Snow.”
A suggestion for more parking downtown would be to construct a permanent multilevel garage at the location of the current parking lot on Mill Street.
Pedestrian access to the second level could be a street level bridge off of College Street where the steps are. The current lot doesn’t get much use probably because it is hard to get to. An elevator would make access to either level handicap-accessible and convenient to downtown.
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Mount Abraham Union High School student Abby Boss in reaction to the article she wrote (“Battle with Heroin Hits Home, Calls for Prevention”) for the school’s Bird’s Eyepublication, which ran in the Nov. 13 edition of the Independent. It is printed here with permission.
Dear Ms. Boss,
If several Vermont environmental groups and key policy makers have their way, the Legislature will impose a tax on gasoline and heating fuels, raising the price of a gallon of gas an estimated 45 cents. This will be Vermont’s way to help cut greenhouse gas emissions.
They are delusional.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lottery Commission officials on Friday morning were still waiting to hear from the lucky person who purchased the winning lottery ticket at Middlebury Beef Supply for a Megabucks jackpot of $2.45 million that was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Whomever won Wednesday’s jackpot will have the option of receiving the $2.45 million (before taxes) prize spread out over 25 years, or in a lump sum amounting to roughly $1.28 million (again, before taxes).