September 27th, 2012
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes avenged an earlier setback to Middlebury to highlight local high school girls’ soccer play on Tuesday. In other action, Mount Abe won at home, but Otter Valley could not defend its home turf.
VUHS OVER MUHS
The Commodores edged the visiting Tigers in overtime, 1-0, turning the tables on MUHS, which had defeated them in OT on the road earlier this season.
In the battle against the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus (two area men died this summer because of it), there is but one hope: to contain the spread of the Culiseta melanura mosquito, and to eradicate it wherever it is found.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team posted one of the program’s biggest wins in recent years on Tuesday, knocking off previously undefeated South Burlington, 1-0, in Bristol.
The result left the two teams tied for first place in the Metro Conference at 5-1-1 at the regular season’s midpoint. The win also extended the Eagles’ unbeaten streak to six games and moved them closer to clinching the program’s first winning season since 2007, when their five-year Division II championship streak was snapped.
BRANDON — The visiting Woodstock Wasps came out flying on Monday and dealt the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team its first Division II loss of the year, 3-0.
Woodstock (4-3) dominated the first 20 minutes of the game and scored at 21:28 and 16:11 as the Otters seemed unable, at least early on, to match the Wasps’ determination.
The Otters (4-3-1) countered and controlled the final 10 minutes of the first half and long stretches of the second half, earning an 11-4 overall edge in penalty corners.
A lot of people cook a turkey for Thanksgiving. A few people even raise their own. But I’m probably the only person in Addison County who has spent the past week giving her Thanksgiving turkey physical therapy.
See, not long ago a neighborhood dog attacked the four turkeys we raised this summer, killing one and making this one’s life flash before her eyes. We put her affairs in order but within two days she had made a miraculous recovery.
It didn’t last.
“We’re all bozos on the bus, so we might as well enjoy the ride.”
— Wavy Gravy
There’s something about the Maine coast that just swallows up your daily cares.
It buries them in the sandstone that’s shot through with quartz veins rising up from the ocean floor. Splinters them in the light playing off dark blue lagoons. Washes them away in the swell of waves slamming the shore and slipping back into the deep.
BRISTOL — Police in Bristol on Sept. 17 responded to a complaint of a woman, believed to be intoxicated, driving from Bristol Beverage.
A search on the license plate revealed the vehicle belonged to Susan Paquin, 49, of Bristol, said Police Chief Kevin Gibbs. Police soon received a second report that Paquin was at a Mountain Street residence.