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April 21st, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team won three matches at home this past weekend, including a victory over the No. 1 team in NCAA Division III. The Panthers were ranked No. 7 in the most recent coaches’ poll and improved to 9-3 with the victories. They will next travel to meet MIT on Saturday.
On Friday the 15th, the Panther dealt No. 1 Emory (18-4) its first loss to a D-III foe, 5-4.
Getting out of bed a while back, I heard a creaking sound.
It was me.
I’m not saying I normally expect to wake up, spring to my feet, jeté into the hall and then somersaulting down the stairs like a Slinky. My mornings start with a subdued but single-minded shuffle from the bed to the coffeemaker.
But this winter I started noticing a measurable lapse of time between “sitting up in bed” and “standing up.” My muscles and joints seem to resent the sudden change in plans.
I just turned 48. What gives?
Most of us have moved on from winter. But for skiers, the memories of the past season echo like one long car crash.
Most Vermonters have enjoyed a winter of lower heating bills and the occasional day without wool hat and gloves. Skiers and boarders, though, have suffered through the worst winter in living memory.
Someone reported that this was the mildest winter since 1955-56. I can’t really confirm that, having been three years old at the time.
April’s school vacation week is a perfect time to take a “Hibernation Vacation” by turning off or unplugging all unneeded appliances before everyone heads out.
Heating water is the biggest household electric hog. Have you considered turning off your water heater when gone for longer periods of time and freezing pipes aren’t a concern?
RUTLAND — Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website.
A total of 2,672 teeth were received from successful rifle season hunters. When added to the 1,937 deer examined by biologists during the youth and rifle seasons, the department was able to get accurate ages for 4,609 deer.
Vandalism in Middlebury Cemetery. Along the road from the tennis courts at Middlebury College to Route 30, someone has been destroying flags.
Not only is this disrespectful of the American flag, it is trespassing on private property (family gravesites), but also disrespectful of the veterans that fought for our country.
As you walk or drive down the row, you can see the flags have been ripped off and only the wooden dowels are left. Local police and college security have been alerted.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team on April 15 defeated visiting Lake Region, 6-0, in the process improving to 4-0 this spring. The Tigers are off until April 28, when they are scheduled to visit Harwood.
The second doubles match was not contested. In individual matches for the Tiger players:
• At No. 1 singles, Charlotte Keathley won, 7-6, 6-0.
• At No. 2 singles, Claire Wulfman won, 6-2, 6-0.
• At No. 3 singles, Monroe Cromis won, 6-1, 6-2.
Among the most disturbing aspects of this bizarre election season is the absence of any serious discussion of America’s foreign affairs.
Endless debates have produced simplistic themes that play to the gut feelings of parts of the electorate. But relatively little attention has been paid to the most critical world issues America will have to face in the years ahead.