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MIDDLEBURY — It was almost a storybook ending for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Friday night.
Down 3-0 against the Brattleboro Colonels going into the third period, the Tigers hit for four goals in the first five minutes to take the lead. Ultimately, however, MUHS couldn’t hang on, and Brattleboro came out on top, 6-4, in a Division II clash.
It was game largely dominated by the short-staffed Tigers (6-9-2), who ran only two lines but managed to keep the puck in the Brattleboro zone most of the night and outshoot the Colonels by a wide margin.
STARKSBORO — Two newcomers are running to fill the Starksboro selectboard seat being vacated by incumbent Alice Dubenetsky, who is not running for re-election.
Mathew Norris and Peter Ryersbach both seek the three-year term on the selectboard that will be up for election on Town Meeting Day.
Norris, 37, grew up in Starksboro, and worked as the postmaster in town until he was promoted to the position of postmaster in New Haven.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team edged visiting Stowe on Friday, 4-3, to improve its record to 10-8 and clinch a .500 season in its first season in Division II. The Tigers won just twice a year ago playing in D-I before this winter’s rebound.
The Tigers twice faced one-goal deficits in Friday’s victory and won despite being outshot, 24-10. Stowe’s Stacy Tomlinson scored at 1:31 into the first period, unassisted. Middlebury’s Maria Ploof evened things up about a minute later, with an assist from Emmy Hescock.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are reporting that a lone, armed suspect robbed the Marble Works Pharmacy at 187 Main St. in Vergennes last Thursday morning around 8:45 a.m.
As the Independent went to press last Friday police weren’t releasing details about what kind of property was stolen, or what the value of that property might be.
VERGENNES — Bright lights, Little City, big win.
Bathed in the glow of the new lights in the Vergennes Union High School gym, the Commodore boys’ basketball team flicked on a switch for a 14-0 first-half run in Thursday’s game vs. rival Mount Abraham.
That surge — in which VUHS senior forward Connor Merrill shone with 10 straight points — sparked VUHS to a 25-9 second-quarter lead on the way to a 61-34 victory over their friendly rivals as the usual Eagle-Commodore boys’ crowd of more than 1,000 cheered.
ADDISON — An estimated 1,700 vehicles used the new ferry across Lake Champlain during its 24 hours of operation on Monday, a volume that prompted New York and Vermont transportation officials on Tuesday to request that a second ferry boat be put into service.
The second ferry, due this month, is to accommodate extra traffic during peak morning and afternoon commuting hours, according to Jon Zicconi, director of planning, outreach and community affairs for the Vermont Department of Transportation.
ADDISON COUNTY — The number of low-income students in Vermont’s schools is on the rise, and teachers and administrators reacting to these shifting demographics are struggling to close the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher-income peers.
Schools in the Addison County area, like those around the state, are trying different strategies to approach the problem.
MIDDLEBURY — Dr. Michael Kiernan is no stranger to Haiti, having made around 10 medical humanitarian visits to the Caribbean nation during the past 20 years.
But is with a sense of real urgency that Kiernan — a Weybridge resident and emergency room physician at Porter Hospital — is returning this week to the earthquake-ravaged nation to deliver his expertise and thousands of dollars of medical supplies.