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June 10th, 2015
Wow. In my 88th year I shall (may) have the opportunity to vote for a truly Independent presidential candidate, the honorable Sen. Bernie Sanders, a genuine man of and for the people, with a social consciousness that could save this country.
We need a leader with ideas and solutions. Sen. Sanders is that leader — his record speaks for itself. He is the right man, in the right place, at the right time.
Hopefully the voters will not miss this wonderful opportunity to carry him to the White House.
Those of us in the Middlebury business community who own or operate a facility that is currently dependent on fuel oil and/or propane have been waiting patiently for the arrival of natural gas to our area. The economic benefits are substantial and will result in substantially healthier bottom lines. As we see operating costs, property taxes and the minimum wage rise, these utility savings will enable us to stay competitive in the region and continue to be a vibrant contributor to our area’s economy.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brandon, for paving Route 7 from McDonald’s to Champlain Street as well as the other paving projects being done. What a pleasure it is now to drive and not run into potholes and the like on Route 7.
The crosswalks being painted early are also very nice. Brandon is really starting to shape up. Great job and THANK YOU again.
MIDDLEBURY — With 8:19 to go in Tuesday’s Division I boys’ lacrosse semifinal on Middlebury College’s Alumni Field, Essex attacker Henry Adams bounced home his third goal of the game to give his fourth-seeded team a 10-8 lead.
EAST MONTPELIER — Athletes from Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes won events at Saturday’s Division II championship meet at U-32 High School in East Montpelier.
MUHS junior Hannah Buttolph repeated as the girls’ high jump champion, clearing five feet, two inches to win by six inches. That height would have won the D-I meet by four inches.
Mount Abe freshman Lydia Pitts continued her dominance in girls’ D-II hurdling, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 16.46 and the 300 in 49.84.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College athletics program finished seventh among 322 NCAA Division III colleges and universities that registered points in the 2014-2015 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Panthers earned their 12th straight top-10 finish, including winning the cup in 2011-12.
In this competition, schools are given points in 18 intercollegiate sports based on how well each team performed. The overall champion is the institution with the highest number of points.
MIDDLEBURY — The Ralph Myhre Golf Course had a busy docket last week, with faculty-staff-retiree and alumni tournaments as well as the regular Thursday afternoon men’s golf competition.
On June 3, the course hosted the nine-hole faculty-staff-retiree tournament. In mixed-team results, the foursome of Cory Buxton, Karen Carpenter, Derek Hamel and Cindy Wemette carded a 34 to top the 37 shot by the second-place team of KJ Krasco, Sarah Raunecker, Abigail Copeland and Katie Cobb.
It was Friday morning, and we’d just loaded our fishing gear into the car, but neither of us had a preference for any particular stretch of river. As I sat behind the steering wheel in my driveway trying to decide which way to go, I suggested pike fishing in Otter Creek, probably from my canoe.