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June 10th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College athletics program finished seventh among 322 NCAA Division III colleges and universities that registered points in the 2014-2015 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Panthers earned their 12th straight top-10 finish, including winning the cup in 2011-12.
In this competition, schools are given points in 18 intercollegiate sports based on how well each team performed. The overall champion is the institution with the highest number of points.
MIDDLEBURY — The Ralph Myhre Golf Course had a busy docket last week, with faculty-staff-retiree and alumni tournaments as well as the regular Thursday afternoon men’s golf competition.
On June 3, the course hosted the nine-hole faculty-staff-retiree tournament. In mixed-team results, the foursome of Cory Buxton, Karen Carpenter, Derek Hamel and Cindy Wemette carded a 34 to top the 37 shot by the second-place team of KJ Krasco, Sarah Raunecker, Abigail Copeland and Katie Cobb.
It was Friday morning, and we’d just loaded our fishing gear into the car, but neither of us had a preference for any particular stretch of river. As I sat behind the steering wheel in my driveway trying to decide which way to go, I suggested pike fishing in Otter Creek, probably from my canoe.
WEST HAVEN — Defending American-Canadian Tour champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr. on Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway won a caution-free People’s United Bank 100. His victory was part of a four-division card that also saw Bucko Branham, Dylan Rabtoy and Chris LaVair carry the checkered flag.
Hudson, N.H., racer Polewarczyk started seventh on the 26-car field and conserved his tires in the first half of the race as Wayne Helliwell Jr. of Dover, N.H., and Barre’s Nick Sweet, each a three-time Devil’s Bowl winner, waged a see-saw battle for the lead.
VERGENNES — The third vote this year on a Vergennes Union High School spending plan finally won voter approval.
BRISTOL -- Mount Abraham Union High School has a budget for the coming school year.
Voters in the five-town area on Tuesday approved a $13,947,738 spending plan for fiscal year 2015-2016; the tally was 852 in favor and 597 opposed.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that he will not seek another term as the chief executive of the Green Mountain State.
In a press conference in the Statehouse, Shumlin said that by the end of his third term in January 2017 he will have completed what he set out to do as governor. He outlined what he said were his accomplishments as governor.
Here is the text of the speech Shumlin delivered:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials last week identified next April as the start-up time for the estimated $50 million reconstruction of the community’s two downtown rail overpasses, a project they again stressed would be messy, noisy and inconvenient during up to three years of work that will ultimately yield additional green space near St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and a concrete tunnel that will someday accommodate double-stack train cars.