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MIDDLEBURY — A group of Addison County residents gathered at Middlebury’s Triangle Park this past Thursday evening to express dismay at recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for killing unarmed black men. The event, billed as a candlelight “Black Lives Matter” vigil, was one of many nationwide events urging greater police accountability and more justice for communities of color.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team on Saturday completed its preseason goal of an undefeated first semester, but it took a dramatic comeback, some good luck and a last-second hoop from a player who had missed his first five shots.
Sophomore guard and former Missisquoi Valley Union High School standout Matt St. Amour made the most of a broken inbounds play with 7.2 seconds to go and visiting Skidmore — and former Vergennes Union High School all-star Connor Merrill — leading, 56-55.
ADDISON COUNTY — In season-opening high school basketball action this past weekend, the Vergennes boys’ won on the road, but the Middlebury girls and Otter Valley and Mount Abraham boys all dropped home contests.
On Saturday at Montpelier, the Commodores bolted to a 30-13 halftime lead on the way to a 58-48 win at Montpelier. The closest the Solons came in the second half came in the final minute.
MANCHESTER — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team’s opening game at Burr & Burton was suspended on Saturday with the score tied at 0-0 after two periods.
MUHS coach Derek Bartlett said the Zamboni at Burr & Burton’s rink malfunctioned between the second and third periods, damaging the ice surface past the point it could be repaired to allow the game to continue in a timely manner.
Officials from both schools were set to talk on Monday morning to work out a way to wrap up or reschedule the game, Bartlett said.
NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team opened with a 2-0 loss at Northfield on Saturday.
The Tigers outshot the Marauders, 11-10, but surrendered two second-period shorthanded goals to Northfield’s Claudia Gee, one of them scored while the Tigers had a five-on-three advantage.
Northfield goalie Analiese Morvan made 11 saves, while the Tigers’ Baily Ryan stopped eight shots.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/6 Northfield vs. MUHS......................... 2-0
12/6 MUHS at Burr & Burton........ Suspended
12/5 Mill River vs. OV.......................... 59-46
This is the time of year where we pause to give thanks for the riches we all have. We express gratitude for our family and friends, a bounty of food and our health if we are fortunate enough have those. We also stop to express appreciation for those who do big and little things to care for us and those we love.
The lower cost of solar PV panels has led to a huge increase in solar projects in Addison County. Unfortunately the current regulatory model to govern the siting of solar projects is based on traditional large centralized power generation, transmission and distribution. This model is not appropriate for small distributed power generation such as solar PV or bio-fuels projects.