April 21st, 2016
In his April 14 column titled “It makes sense to go slow on pot bill,” Eric L. Davis makes several critical errors of fact and logic.
First, Davis claims that there has been evidence of an increase in underage marijuana use in Colorado following legalization. This is incorrect. Two comprehensive surveys of marijuana use have been conducted (including one by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), and neither found a statistically significant change in Colorado’s underage use rates following legalization.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team on Saturday defeated host Trinity, 11-10, after rallying from a four-goal deficit in fourth quarter. The Panthers, ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, improved to 9-4, 6-2 in NESCAC with their fifth straight win, while the Bantams dropped to 3-9, 1-7 in league play. Middlebury next visits league foe Colby on this coming Saturday.
In the Democratic presidential primary, New York was a turning point for Hillary Clinton not only because it reversed the string of eight wins by the unexpectedly popular Sen. Bernie Sanders, but because she will enter the convention in July with a solid majority of delegates, as well as the bulk of the Super-delegates. There will likely be, in other words, little doubt as to which candidate has won the most state contests, the most delegates, and a solid majority of the popular vote by the time the convention convenes.
When my friend learned that treatments were no longer working and the cancer was spreading throughout her body, she embraced the next and final chapter of her life with grace and equanimity. She had been a teacher and a writer whose great love was to inspire others in their journey of learning. Her last weeks of life held this lesson for me.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high school baseball teams all dropped their season openers on the road on Tuesday in Metro Conference play.
Another opening day of trout season has come and gone. Many anglers were enjoying the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour at the Town Hall Theater and the Otter Creek Classic fly-fishing tournament. Thanks to a lack of melting snow, they were fishing in the best early April fishing conditions Vermont has had in years. Sutton Doria won the pro division of the tournament with a record eight trout on opening weekend. Stephen Dokus, who won the amateur division, was not far behind with seven fish — enough total inches that he would have had second place even in the pro division.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on April 15 dealt with an assault and a separate dispute at which a blow was allegedly struck.
In one incident, they cited Christopher Zeno, 49, of Vergennes for repeatedly punching another man. Police said Zeno argued with the other man because he had allegedly stolen something from Zeno. The other man during the argument pushed Zeno, and Zeno then allegedly began punching, police said. Police cited Zeno for simple assault and released him with conditions.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/19 St. J vs. VUHS.................................. 2-0
4/19 Essex vs. MUHS............................ 10-0
4/19 Mt. Mansfield vs. Mt. Abe............... 11-2
4/19 St. J vs. VUHS.................................. 9-6