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May 14th, 2014
It was the spring of my seventh-grade year. It was my first year in the public school system, and as baseball season came around, it was the first time I wouldn’t be coached by my father.
I had heard about the middle school baseball coach, but never laid eyes on him. All I knew was that he ran camps for kids and I knew players that attended them, he had coached for a while, and his name was Mike Ringey. I couldn’t for the life of me tell him apart from a teacher at Middlebury Union Middle School.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball action earlier this week, Otter Valley knocked off rival Fair Haven at home, Middlebury lost twice, and Mount Abraham fell on the road.
Mount Abraham also visited Vergennes on Tuesday for a key Division II game — see story on Page 1B.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ lacrosse action earlier this week, Middlebury dropped a heartbreaker to a fellow Division I contender; Vergennes won twice, once over Otter Valley, which also dropped another contest; and Mount Abraham won a tight game at home to return to .500.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Yvonne Shum, 59, of Proctor and a juvenile, for disorderly conduct on Route 7 south on May 7. Police said Shum and the juvenile had been involved in a dispute near the Vermont Field Sports business.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated the report of Subarus allegedly “drag racing” on Valley View Road on May 5.
MIDDLEBURY — Voters in Middlebury have for a second time approved a $6.5 million bond to build a new town office and town gym.
In a revote of a measure that passed on Town Meeting Day, residents on Tuesday OK'd the same question; the vote was 880 in favor, 714 opposed. Residents on March 4 voted 915 to 798 in favor of the plan.
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday approved revised budget proposals for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School. Both budgets had been rejected on Town Meeting Day.
The vote for the VUHS budget was 687-584. The FCS vote was closer, 246-217.
Voters also approved the tech fund at FCS, by a vote of 270-194, and the capital improvement fund at VUHS, by a vote of 773-498.
VERGENNES — Through the Community Visit process Vergennes community members have settled on three areas in which to build new initiatives to improve the city. Later this month, some of Vermont’s top experts in those areas will visit the city for a Resource Meeting, at which they will work with citizens to set up action plans to make these goals possible.
BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking residents to be extra vigilant after receiving a report of the theft of items from a car.
Police said someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a Church Street home and stole cash, fuel, three silver necklaces and a cell phone. Police believe the theft occurred between 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, and 6 a.m. on Monday, May 12.