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May 12th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Congressional delegation will host a White House cabinet official at Middlebury College on Friday.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch for a panel on energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change.
The panel will be held at the McCullough Student Center at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to the public.
FERRISBURGH — Construction will begin soon on the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline extension that will serve Vergennes and run about three miles along Plank Road from a new New Haven distribution station to Route 7 and from there to the city, according to company officials.
Along the south side of Plank Road, the pipeline extension will pass through parts of Ferrisburgh and Waltham as well as New Haven, and it could serve homes in those towns, said Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark late last week.
SHOREHAM — Some came displaying colorful banners, bearing such slogans as “Tap lines, not gas lines,” and “Plant trees, not pipelines.”
Others recited poems and prayers.
All who walked up to the microphone spoke passionately.
MIDDLEBURY — “Timing is everything,” or so the old saying goes. And unfortunately, the timing couldn’t be worse for the Harrison family of Middlebury — at least as it pertains to graduation ceremonies this year.
ADDISON COUNTY — Groups of students from Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high schools took part in a recent “Sticker Shock” day around the county.
The purpose of Sticker Shock is to reinforce public awareness about the minimum drinking age law by placing stickers on packs of beer larger than a six-pack. The goal of this project is to discourage adults and older peers (those who are 21 or over) from providing alcohol to minors.
BRANDON – The Otter Valley Union High School softball team celebrated Friday afternoon’s dedication of the program’s field to longtime Coach Pattie Candon by thumping visiting Mill River, 27-0, in five innings as senior pitcher Taylor Aines tossed a no-hitter.
MIDDLEBURY — Given second life by the NCAA Division III selection committee after losing an April 26 NESCAC quarterfinal, the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team made the most of that chance on Saturday, when the Panthers opened the NCAA tournament by thumping visiting Endicott, 19-7.
The 12-5 Panthers, healthier after their two-week layoff, bolted to a 10-1 lead before Coach Missy Foote began substituting freely and watched her team coast past the 14-4 Gulls.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham won, Otter Valley split a pair of games, while Middlebury lost at home.