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May 11th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Middlebury all won games before rain washed out Saturday’s contests.
Otter Valley hosted Mill River on Friday; see story.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both came up short in matches late last week, as did the Otter Valley girls.
On Thursday, host BFA-St. Albans blanked the Tigers, 7-0. The individual results were:
• At No. 1 singles, Sam Costes, B, defeated Elliott Abbott, M, 6-3, 6-3.
• At No. 2 singles, Jake Remillard, B, defeated Bo Tran, M, 7-6, 6-1.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Middlebury boys’ and girls’ teams kept winning, while the Mount Abraham and Vergennes boys each dropped a pair. The Otter Valley boys were idle, but will host VUHS on Monday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/7 MUHS Girls vs. CVU........................ 18-8
5/7 Rice vs. Mt. Abe Boys...................... 13-6
5/7 MUHS Boys vs. Essex.................... 15-7
5/7 Stowe vs. VUHS Boys..................... 16-1
5/8 MUHS Girls vs. BFA.............. 16-15 (OT)
People have lots of ideas about why to reject the current proposal for the town gym and offices when they vote this Tuesday. Many have ideas about what Middlebury could do instead.
Here is mine.
I’m the gardener at the Ilsley Library. The back garden there, though very small, has become a place that welcomes not only people but honeybees, bumblebees, praying mantises, grasshoppers, rabbits, lots of different birds and butterflies, a neighbor cat, and a toad.
A mailing from the Citizens for Middlebury’s Future asks for our thoughts. Here are mine.
You are asking Middlebury residents to give up one of the best financial opportunities the town has had in a long time, if not ever.
The new location for town offices, in accordance with the town plan, keeps the offices downtown; the office building design is efficient and welcoming. The new location for the municipal gymnasium nestled among athletic fields is incredibly convenient for students at Mary Hogan, the middle school and the high school. The plan which was passed is a good one for the town of Middlebury now and well into the future, and most importantly, it is one we can afford.
I wish to thank all those who attended my retirement party on April 19. After 33 years as town clerk and treasurer for Whiting, it was nice to visit and reflect with so many of you at the party.
I also wish to thank all those who brought food and donated money for the Whiting Food Shelf. It was a great boost for the food shelf.