Archive - Jun 18, 2009 - Page
By KATHRYN FLAGG
BRISTOL — In a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss the draft of a new Bristol Town Plan, Bristol residents had one consistent bit of advice for town planners: it’s all in the details.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
Before every varsity girls’ lacrosse game, the athletes line up for a stick check. The referees place a ball in the pocket of each of their sticks to make sure they are legal — not too deep — and thus don’t give the athlete a ball-control advantage.
That official ritual popped into my head when I read about the controversial disqualifications of a Burlington long jumper and a Champlain Valley girls’ relay running team at the May 30 New England qualifying meet in Essex.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BURLINGTON — Monday afternoon’s rain let up to allow the Division II high school baseball final to be played at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field, but unfortunately for top-seeded Mount Abraham, No. 2 Lyndon and ace righthander Buddy Lamothe never let up.
Lamothe tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 16 Eagles and walking just one, as the 18-0 Vikings avenged their 2-0 loss to Mount Abe a year ago with a 9-0 victory this time around.
By CHELSEY PLETTS
BRISTOL — At a tense Tuesday night meeting, the Mount Abraham Union High School board publicly censured member Dick Merrill for adding “fuel to the rumor mill” with a series of actions that Chairman Lanny Smith said undermined the board’s credibility.
By JOHN FLOWERS
SHOREHAM — Students at Shoreham Elementary School got their summer vacation off to an early start this year — not to go out and enjoy good weather, but rather because a good number of kids were under the weather.
When around five students in the fifth-grade class exhibited flu-like symptoms on Thursday, June 11, school officials — in consultation with the Vermont Department of Health — decided to release that entire grade for summer vacation.