ADDISON COUNTY — Sixteen members of the Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury union high school field hockey teams earned postseason honors in 2016 from either the Metro Conference or the Marble Valley League A Division.
Two Eagles were named First Team Metro All-Stars: senior midfielder Ashley Turner and senior forward Jackie Reiss. Joining them on the Metro First Team was Tiger senior forward Lily Smith.
The MVL A Division coaches named two Otter seniors as First Team All-Stars: forward Allison Lowell and midfielder Courtney Bushey.
Driving home on the Northway the other day, I was getting tired of hearing ads promoting the use of more plastic money; songs supposedly representative of a season, but more so a performer’s take on updating a past favorite; radio personalities editorializing about their take on election results and what the future will bring. I zoned out for a while, thinking of seasons past. I remembered someone saying “It’s too bad summer is gone” and replying that “It does not have to be!”
NEW LONDON, Conn. — In a duel of two women’s college hockey teams that entered the weekend ranked in the top 10 among NCAA Division III teams, visiting Middlebury and Connecticut College settled for a split this past Friday and Saturday.
The Camels, then ranked No. 9, won the opener, 3-1, while the Panthers, then ranked No. 3, bounced back to win the Saturday rematch, also by a 3-1 final.
12/2 Conn. vs. Midd.................................. 3-1
12/3 Midd. vs. Conn.................................. 3-1
12/2 Conn. vs. Midd.................................. 4-2
12/3 Tufts vs. Midd................................... 5-3
Editor’s note: This is the 16th and final in a series of essays about the Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677) and his thoughts concerning nature, God and politics.
What does it say when President-elect Donald Trump invites Al Gore for a visit to talk about climate change on Monday, then on Wednesday nominates Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency? What does it say when he calls the president of Taiwan in a direct affront to China, and then says it was all just an off-handed phone call instigated by Taiwan — even if he knows that is an outright lie?
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are seeking more information about the circumstances surrounding a man found unconscious and unresponsive in a Green Street parking lot at about 5 a.m. on Nov. 28.
Police said the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took the man to Porter Hospital, but he was soon transported to the UVM Medical Center. There he was diagnosed with what they described as internal head trauma, and police said as of earlier this week he remained in an induced coma.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated two separate reports of tires being slashed on vehicles parked off Seminary Street Extension on Dec. 1. Both vehicles belonged to people who were hiking in Means Woods. One of the vehicles had two tires slashed, while the other had all four tires put out of commission, according to police.
That same day, police were informed that someone had slashed a tire on a vehicle parked on Middlebury College’s Old Chapel Road. It was unknown if these incidents were related.