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April 24th, 2014
Vermont Gas is getting the jump on its next public information campaign by hosting a series of community hearings for Phase III of its natural gas pipeline extending from Middlebury to Rutland. The target is to complete that section of the pipeline by 2020 at a cost between $130 million to $160 million.
For affected landowners in Middlebury, Salisbury, Leicester, Brandon and south, an open house in Brandon will be held May 8. (See story on Page 1A.)
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Colby upset the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday, 14-11, putting the Panthers’ chances of hosting a first-round NESCAC playoff game this weekend in jeopardy.
The Panthers, losers of three of their past four games, dropped to 10-4, 6-3 in NESCAC play, good for fourth place, a game ahead of fifth-place Colby (7-5, 5-4).
MIDDLEBURY — Finally playing on its home field, the Middlebury College baseball team dropped three weekend games to NESCAC West rival Amherst. The second-place Jeffs moved to 21-5, 7-1 in league play, while the Panthers fell to 4-15, 2-10. They have been eliminated from postseason play.
On Friday, The Jeffs swept a doubleheader, 3-0 and 2-1 in 10 innings.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited three drivers for driving under the influence of alcohol this past weekend, including one for DUI, second offense.
That last citation came on Friday, April 18, when police responded to a car that had jumped a Main Street curb in front of the Ryan Block. Police issued the DUI-2 citation to the operator, Jody P. Harrington, 35, of Charlotte.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a call from a Monroe Street resident on April 15 whose credit card was stolen and used at several locations.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report on April 14 that some household items had gone missing from a rented Airport Road residence on April 14.
• Were informed that some diesel fuel and hand tools had been stolen from the Cobble Hill Farm on April 14.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball play, all on Tuesday, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley won big, while Middlebury lost a tight game on the road.
Vergennes’ game at St. Albans was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
ST. JOHNSBURY — The Middlebury Union High School baseball team made the long bus ride to St. Johnsbury pay off on Tuesday, knocking off the Hilltoppers, 6-4, in the Tigers’ season opener.
Josiah Benoit earned the pitching win, going 6.1 innings, allowing six hits while striking out three and walking one. Aaron Smith came on to nail down the victory, allowing two hits but striking out two batters to finish the game.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team fell to visiting Burlington on Tuesday, 3-0, a result that left both teams with 1-1 records.
Seahorse hurler Holden Jones tossed a complete-game two-hitter vs. the Eagles, striking out 11, to earn the win.
Jones outdueled Mount Abe’s Josh Cyr, who went the distance and surrendered five hits.