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April 29th, 2013
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team came back from a tough home loss to BFA-St. Albans on Thursday to claim its first victory of the season in a game against Harwood in Duxbury on Saturday.
BFA-St. Albans rode a stellar pitching performance from southpaw Ryan Connor and a free-swinging attack to convincingly beat the Eagles, 12-1, at the Mount Abe diamond on April 25.
RIPTON — A good ski season, boosted in large part by new snowmaking at Rikert Ski Touring Center at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus, is helping set the stage for a renaissance in winter tourism in the greater Middlebury area.
“The past season was great in a lot of ways,” said Rikert Ski Touring director Mike Hussey. “While the weather was up and down, a real roller-coaster throughout the year, we were able to host our major events without worrying about whether we’d have adequate cover on the trails.
ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — Otter Valley and Middlebury Union both claimed victories in high school softball action late last week, while Vergennes and Mount Abraham both suffered setbacks.
OV BLASTS RUTLAND
Junior Taylor Aines had an excellent outing on the mound for OV on Friday, allowing only two hits in a 10-0 shutout vs. Rutland in Brandon. She struck out eight and walked none.
Rutland did not get to first base until the fourth inning, when Rutland’s Karli McGinnins and Bree Crossman both singled.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/25 Woodstock vs. OV ....................... 16-2
4/26 Milton vs. VUHS.............................. 6-0
4/25 OV vs. Woodstock ....................... 13-5
4/25 BFA St. A vs. Mt. Abe .................. 12-1
CORNWALL — Many residents of Cornwall are hoping to convince Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) to leave their town off its list of potential routes for a new pipeline that would funnel natural gas from Middlebury to the International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — For Marci Hayes and her family scouring the roads and byways in their hometown of Goshen and neighboring towns has become a rite of spring.
“I’ve been doing it forever, since I was growing up,” said Hayes.
Of course, there is a reason behind the Hayses’ annual ramble that many in Vermont will recognize. They are taking part in Green Up Day, and Marci Hayes is Goshen’s Green Up coordinator.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community House trustees on May 6 will seek public input in solving an ongoing operating budget deficit that threatens to eat away at an endowment fund that is supposed to be reserved for major repairs to the historic downtown structure.
If Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) wants to built a pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y., it must concede two points: 1) the public good of such a route is not a slam dunk and, if push comes to shove, VGS will likely face a legal challenge; 2) the economic benefits of partnering with the towns they want to go through will almost certainly outweigh the negative consequences of waging battle against them.