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November 12th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — After winning its third consecutive NESCAC playoff title this past weekend, the Middlebury College field hockey team will host an NCAA Division III Regional this coming weekend.
The No. 3 Panthers (17-1) will open NCAA play at 11 a.m. on Saturday, when they will meet the winner of a game late Wednesday between Commonwealth Coast Conference champion University of New England (16-6) and Great Northern Athletic Conference winner Simmons (13-5).
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
11/15 North-South Game at Castleton State College 12:30 p.m.
NCAA Regional at Middlebury
11/15 Midd vs. Simmons/UNE.......... 11 a.m.
CASTLETON — A dozen Middlebury, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham/Vergennes union high school football players will join their counterparts from around the state this Saturday at Castleton State College, which is hosting the 2014 North-South Senior All-Star Football Game.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The defending NESCAC champion Middlebury College women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end on Saturday with a 2-0 loss to host Williams in a NESCAC semifinal.
The Ephs, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, improved to 16-1, but lost to Connecticut on penalty kicks in the league final on Sunday. The Panthers, who reached the NCAA final four in 2013, finished at 10-7.
AMHERST, Mass. — No. 6 Bowdoin eliminated the No. 4 Middlebury College men’s soccer team on penalty kicks in a NESCAC semifinal at Amherst College this past Saturday. The 9-6-2 Polar Bears edged the Panthers (9-3-5) by a 3-2 count in penalty kicks to advance to Sunday’s final. Bowdoin also defeated top-seeded Amherst via PKs in that game.
I don’t get it. Why are there all these complaints about the fields of solar arrays being so ugly? Eye of the beholder, I say.
I write to correct a potential misunderstanding in the Independent’s Thursday, Nov. 6, article titled “BMP Leader Urges Action on Report.”
The article could be read to imply that the creation of an Exchange Street Improvement District was my idea. To the best of my knowledge the idea was formulated and spearheaded by Brian Carpenter and some other Exchange Street property owners.
The evening before Election Day, I told my wife, Marian, that no matter what the outcome I had won. This feeling came from the support I have received from so many people in the four towns of Addison-4.
When you run for office, especially in a hotly contested race, you have to put yourself out there, and at times, you are a bit vulnerable. Having people write letters of support, donate their hard-earned cash and assist in your door-to-door efforts is huge and humbling.