February 13th, 2017
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes bested host Mount Abraham to highlight area high school boys’ basketball play late last week. In other games, Fair Haven topped Otter Valley in a Marble Valley League showdown, and first-place St. Albans subdued Middlebury in a Lake Division contest.
The Commodores led for most of the way, but the Eagles hung close as VUHS prevailed, 58-51, on Friday in a packed Mount Abe gym.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team split two games last week; its record stands at 8-6-2, good for sixth place in Division I.
On Wednesday, the Tigers defeated host Colchester, 3-1, as Brett Viens, Henry Hodde and Tyler Giorgio each found the back of the net. Tiger goalie Doug DeLorenzo stopped 22 shots, while Max Brault scored and Jake Rocheleau made 25 saves for Colchester, which fell to 3-11-1.
Governor Scott proposed a radical change to Vermont’s education funding system as the centerpiece of his state budget plan for the coming fiscal year. His request to freeze education spending and put off school budget votes until May would have put school boards in an impossible position. Rep. Dave Sharpe, in his guest editorial in your edition of Feb. 2, laid out a strong case for rejecting the governor’s proposal, and now the legislature has done so.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split two games last week, missing an opportunity to gain ground on first-place Essex in the process.
Entering this week, Essex, which lost on Wednesday and tied on Saturday, remains in first place at 13-2-1, followed by Rutland (13-3-1) and MUHS (11-4-1).
Editor’s note: This was sent to President Trump
Dear Mr. President, I am writing in response to your executive order barring refugees from Muslim countries. I am a first generation American born child of European Jewish refugees.
SHOREHAM — Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday. This year Shrove Tuesday is Feb. 28.
Another name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them with some flour and make pancakes.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/8 MUHS vs. Colchester......................... 3-1
2/11 CVU vs. MUHS................................. 2-1
2/8 MMU/CVU vs. MUHS................. 2-1 (OT)
2/10 MUHS vs. South Burlington.............. 7-1
BRISTOL — The Early Education Program of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANESU) will hold its developmental screenings on Wednesday, March 15, 1-4:30 p.m.
Children will have the opportunity to play in an early childhood classroom using art materials, blocks, puzzles and imaginative play materials. Parents can share information about their child and learn more about their child’s communication, social, play and motor skills.
The screening is free and will take about one hour.