January 19th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team on Monday edged visiting Milton, 114.75-109.6, in a meet the Tigers hosted at Middlebury Union Middle School, their home court.
Taking first-place finishes for the Tigers were Aly Chione and Olivia Beauchamp. Lian McGarry also earned first-place points for MUHS after finishing second in the vault behind Fair Haven independent Julianna Williams, who trains with the Tigers.
The top three finishers in each event were:
A couple of weeks ago, I began to ask my friends how they were coping withthe national election and how they were responding to the changing of the guard. Some are coping by withdrawing. One says that she listens to WOKO instead of public radio. Others have built strategies for regulating the amount of distressing news that they take in in a day, and listen to music, talk about other things with friends, work out more, hug their spouse closer or spend more time in nature or museums.
I applaud Joanna Colwell for her fine critique of Wayne Dyer’s unhelpful aphorisms (Ways of Seeing, Jan. 12). She deserves further applause for pointing out similar “harmful ideas” even in her own field of yoga. (Incidentally, the word “spiritualism” means so many different things to different people that it is completely useless. Let’s not use it anymore.)
In a front-page story, Addison Independent, Dec, 15, 2016, Middlebury College President, Laurie Patton announced that the college is now carbon neutral, meaning that it has brought its carbon footprint to zero. Bill McKibben says the college has won an important battle in an all-out war on climate change.
ADDISON COUNTY — Last week seemed to be the perfect time for young male drivers to crash their cars and hoof it away from the scene before the police arrive; at least that’s what can be gleaned from the recent Vermont State Police reports.
First, on Jan. 10 troopers were notified by an Addison County sheriff’s deputy of a vehicle travelling east on Leicester Whiting Road at an extremely high rate of speed. When the deputy had seen two vehicles racing on Route 30 in Whiting, he activated his emergency blue lights, but only one vehicle pulled over.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team picked up a pair of non-league home wins this past weekend to improve to 8-2-2.
The Panthers, No. 6 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll, return to NESCAC play this weekend with two games at Bowdoin.
On this past Saturday, the Panthers racked up a 39-13 edge in shots and blanked visiting Endicott, 3-0. The Gulls, then ranked No. 10, dropped to 12-2-1.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split a pair of weekend NESCAC games on the road before returning home on Tuesday to win a non-league contest.
The Panthers, at 13-2, 3-1 in NESCAC play, are ranked No. 15 in NCAA Division III. They will play at NESCAC rival Williams on Sunday afternoon.
On this past Friday, the Panthers’ eight-game winning streak ended with a 91-85 loss at No. 6 Tufts (13-2, 4-0). The Jumbos scored the last seven points of the game to secure the victory.