WINDSOR — Area high school basketball players — and coaches — will be well represented at Saturday’s annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North-South senior all-star games at Windsor High School.
Vergennes Union High School seniors Shep Carter, Zach Ouellette and Stanley Salley will play for the North Division I and II boys’ team that will meet the South team at 5 p.m. And VUHS coach Peter Quinn will lead the North D-I and D-II boys in that game.
WOODSTOCK — The Vermont state champion girls’ U-14 ice hockey team from the Middlebury Area Hockey Association had an impressive showing this past weekend at the New England Regional tournament in Woodstock.
The team went 3-0 in their initial tournament playdowns, beating elite teams from New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. This effort placed them as the No. 1 seed for their division in the semifinals.
Peter Quinn, social worker: He’s a school-based clinician at Vergennes Union High School, employed by the Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC). For 20 years, he directed the Kingsland Bay School in Ferrisburgh, a residential facility for troubled adolescents.
3/20 Midd. vs. RPI ................................ 12-8
3/20 Midd. vs. St. Lawrence ................. 11-4
NCAA D-III Elite 8 in Salem, VA
3/22 Midd. vs. North Central (Ill.) ........ 8 p.m.
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, insurgents against the government in power there killed at least 65 people, and wounded more than 240, in the deadliest day in that strife-torn country this year. The attacks that killed the people were thought to have been led by al-Qaida’s Iraq arm.
I have a confession to make: Despite growing up in a family of theater people, I never “got” Shakespeare. In fact, though I wouldn’t go so far as to say I hated Shakespeare, I pretty much had to be forced to pick up one of his plays. I was also almost always unmoved by the professional productions I saw growing up; “The Tempest,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and “Midsummer” all had cool sets and costumes, but I still couldn’t understand what anyone was saying.
Is Vermont’s answer to climate change blowin’ in the wind?
Virtually all the climate change experts have concluded that yes, wind has to be part of the solution.
Unless renewable energy becomes a substantial portion of America’s energy mix, they say, we will continue our dangerous reliance on coal and natural gas for electricity.
Because these fossil fuels release carbon that is driving us over the climate change cliff, we have to find safer alternatives, and do it now.