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November 2nd, 2015
EAST MONTPELIER — Host U-32 on Wednesday eliminated the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team from the Division II playoffs, 2-1, in double overtime.
The loss snapped the No. 5 defending champion Eagles’ eight-game winning streak, and they concluded their season at 11-7. The Raiders improved to 15-2 and moved to a Saturday final vs. No. 2 Milton, the last team before Wednesday to defeat the Eagles.
Maya Mashkui’s goal 50 seconds into the second extra session ended Wednesday’s cold, wet semifinal in Montpelier.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Field Hockey Playoffs
Division II Final at UVM
10/31 #2 OV vs. # 4 Mt. Abe 1-0
Division II Girls’ Soccer Playoffs
10/28 #1 U-32 vs. #4 Mt. Abe 2-1 (2OT)
BRANDON — A man who worked as a cultivator at the medical marijuana dispensary in Brandon was arrested last week after he admitted growing pot in the basement of the building where he lives.
Brandon police arrested Benjamin St. George, 37, on Oct. 18 at his Steinberg Road apartment. Another tenant in the building had called police after he reported finding four marijuana plants growing in the building’s cellar.
MIDDLEBURY — After a public hearing at which no residents spoke, the Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday evening adopted a “public nuisances” ordinance that will require landlords to police noisy, disruptive tenants.
In recent months, some tenants, many of them Middlebury College students, have drawn complaints, particularly in the Weybridge and Shannon street neighborhoods near the college campus.
VERGENNES — An education website has named Vergennes Union High School as one of its annual choices for the “41 Most Innovative K–12 Schools in America.”
Noodle.com, which describes itself as “an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning,” cited VUHS — one of only 17 public schools it recognized — for its alternative education program, the Walden Project, and four other “building-wide initiatives”:
MIDDLEBURY — After hearing a presentation from two NexBridge Partners LLC principals on Tuesday, the Middlebury selectboard unanimously voted to form a committee to work toward a memorandum of understanding with NexBridge to create a multi-use development behind the Ilsley Library and next to the Cross Street Bridge.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents will be asked on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to weigh in on some proposed safety and traffic-related upgrades at the intersection of Court Street, Charles Avenue and Monroe Street.