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May 23rd, 2016
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury won twice to highlight area high school baseball action late last week. Meanwhile, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, and Vergennes and Otter Valley each lost twice.
On Thursday, the Tigers edged Spaulding, 5-4, a key result for their hopes of making the Division I playoffs: The two teams are battling for the final playoff spot.
EAST MONTPELIER — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team defeated host U-32 on Wednesday, 6-1, to improve to 8-6.
With one match left in the regular season, at home vs. Harwood on Monday, the Tigers have clinched a winning record heading into the Division I playoffs.
The individual match results on Wednesday were:
• At No. 1 singles, Bree Cotroneo (M) defeated Alex Hepp (U), 6-1, 6-3.
• At No. 2 singles, Claire Wulfman (M) defeated Grace Dellinger-Pate (U), 7-5, 6-3.
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury split two games, Otter Valley won once in three outings, and Division III Mount Abraham and Vergennes lost to visiting D-II teams.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/19 MUHS vs. Rice................................. 9-8
5/20 MUHS vs. Essex.............................. 9-7
5/18 MUHS vs. Mt. Mansfield................... 9-5
5/18 Rutland vs. OV............................... 14-9
The Beltway chatter among political pundits, as well as the Democratic Party elite, have been hammering home a single storyline for the past two weeks: Bernie Sanders’s continued presence in the primary is hurting Hillary Clinton’s chances to beat Republican Donald Trump.
To the extreme minority of folks that are climate change deniers like the letter writer (Addison Independent, May 12, 2016, “Sorrell joins the ‘global warmists’”), they would have to be conspiracy theorists or lacking in knowledge to not understand the clear consensus that climate change is happening and that human activities are contributing greatly to it.
Our pioneers ventured to an expansive new land of country fertility and vast horizons. An opportunity for a new life, where in England and Europe they were oppressed and religiously persecuted. The Homestead Act, the Boston Tea Party, Jamestown settlements — all our forerunners indicated they wanted to be fair, just and equitable in giving a new generation an opportunity of a lifetime.
Your May 12 “Dunne outlines formula for economic recovery” disappointed me because it gave no indication that the interviewer (presumably the article’s author, John Flowers, but perhaps the editorial board or others, as well) asked follow-up questions, such as are essential in getting beyond any candidate’s mere boilerplate responses.