May 18th, 2015
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School golf team finished fourth in Wednesday’s Southern Conference Division III championships, held at the Neshobe Golf Club. The Otters, led by Tom Kingsley’s 96, shot a 397.
Mill River won the Division II crown with a 369, led by medalist Johann Russell (83).
Woodstock (392) came in second, with Fair Haven (396) and OV (397) right behind. Defending champion Springfield (420) took fifth.
Rounding out OV’s scorers were Colin Nicklaw (99) and Joey Scarborough and Eric Laughlin (101 each).
ADDISON COUNTY — In area boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury won a road game, Mount Abraham won once and lost once, and Vergennes lost in triple overtime on the road.
On Friday, the Tigers pelted host Spaulding, 20-5. Details of the game were not available. The Tigers improved to 7-2 and moved into first place in Division I, percentage points ahead of Essex (8-2). MUHS will visit Essex on Tuesday and then host a makeup game vs. Mount Mansfield on Wednesday.
ADDISON COUNTY — In tennis play last week, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ team swept three matches to improve to 6-3, while the Tiger girls’ team split a pair of contests and stands at 10-2.
On Wednesday, the Tiger boys picked up their fourth and fifth wins of the spring by defeating host North Country twice, 7-0 and 6-1. The Falcons forfeited doubles matches in both contests, which were played with single-set matches to eight games to allow both to be completed after an earlier rainout.
It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day, this Legislature and the Shumlin administration passed a couple major pieces of legislation, and overcame several significant budget hurdles in crafting a reasonable budget in tough times.
The major legislation focused on cleaning up the state’s waterways (particularly Lake Champlain) and passing a major reform of school governance and cost containment. Both pieces of legislation were introduced early in the session, were thoroughly discussed and rehashed over and over, before being passed by large majorities.
Dear Mount Abraham Union High School board members,
I read this headline in the May 7 edition of the Addison County Independent: “Juvenile cases flood court system. County officials say opiate addiction, troubled families cause caseload to spike.”
How much does it cost to “fix” these problems?
In the interest of a balanced discussion regarding the airport in East Middlebury, I would like to make a few comments.
This is not just about East Middlebury; the airport serves all of Addison County and some of Rutland County, too.
BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs on Monday updated the Bristol selectboard on his department’s policies, most notably changes in its Video/Audio/Still Recording Equipment Policy that were triggered by the department’s purchase of body cameras.
Town Administrator Therese Kirby said the previous policy was so outdated that it “used to refer to tapes.” The updated policy spells out how the digital footage and audio captured by the body cameras is stored, how it may be accessed, and who may access the material.