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MIDDLEBURY — The No. 8 Middlebury Union High School field hockey team dominated visiting No. 9 Brattleboro in a first-round Division I playoff game on Wednesday and claimed a 2-0 win.
The 6-6-3 Tigers out-shot the 6-8-1 Colonels, 15-2, and scored a goal in each half to earn a shot at undefeated top-seed Champlain Valley (14-0) in the quarterfinal round. CVU will host that game at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The Tigers lost twice to the defending champion Redhawks this fall, 2-0 at CVU, and 2-1 in overtime at home on Oct. 10.
ADDISON COUNTY — An Addison County lawmaker is pushing for legislation that would make it easier for approved Vermont users of medical marijuana to obtain the drug. That effort comes as the Obama administration earlier this week directed federal prosecutors not to pursue cases against drug users complying with state medical marijuana laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chief United States District Judge William K. Sessions III of Cornwall was confirmed today by the Senate as chair of the United States Sentencing Commission. Sessions had been nominated for this post by President Barack Obama on April 20, 2009.
ADDISON — New York and Vermont transportation officials on Friday afternoon closed the Champlain Bridge because of safety concerns.
The move was taken after experts inspecting the 80-year-old span that links Addison, Vt., with Crown Point, N.Y., found a structural support that worried them.
“It was their decision to close it,” said John Zicconi, Vermont Agency of Transportation Director of Planning, Outreach and Community Affairs. Officials said two of the piers are deficient.
MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, Williams held off a late surge by the Middlebury College football team to earn a 37-27 win over the host Panthers. Williams (3-1) had a slight edge in yardage (454-403), but with an effective ground game that translated into a major advantage in time of possession (38:38-21:19) over the 1-3 Panthers.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will receive $200,000 in federal grant money in each of the next three years to increase service along three of its bus routes.
The grant awards, confirmed late last week by state officials, will benefit ACTR’s Middlebury Shuttle, Tri-Town Shuttle, and Burlington Link service that is run in cooperation with the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA).
ADDISON COUNTY — This Saturday, Oct. 24, people will be cycling through the streets of Kitale, Kenya. In Beirut, Lebanon, others will ride buses handing out flyers. The people of Chitral, Pakistan, will play an all-day game of freestyle polo. And in towns throughout Addison County, people will eat, ride bikes, drum and ring church bells.
The cause that unites these far-flung events is climate change. The vehicle: 350.org, an organization started close to home, in Middlebury.
BRISTOL — In a competitive match on Tuesday, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team scored twice in the first 41 minutes and then held off determined host Mount Abraham to win, 2-0.
The win was the third straight for the 6-5 Commodores after a four-game losing streak. Unofficially, they are No. 5 in the Division-II standings.
Senior midfielder Gen Cohn, who set up sophomore Kenadi Dattilio’s pad goal in the second half’s first minute, said the Commodores have bounced back from their losing streak.