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September 22nd, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — All three area high school field hockey teams faced tough challenges late last week: Otter Valley avenged its only loss, while Middlebury lost in overtime and Mount Abraham dropped a one-goal game at home.
VERGENNES — After Friday’s high school girls’ soccer game between rivals Mount Abraham and host Vergennes, both coaches talked about confidence.
Eagle coach Dustin Corrigan saw five players score in a 5-0 win that was his Division II team’s fourth straight after two close opening losses to tough D-I opponents.
All that had been missing, Corrigan said, was for the Eagles to show offensive consistency, something they showed in outshooting the 2-4 Commodores, 30-3.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer in the latter half of last week, the Middlebury girls and boys posted wins, the Vergennes boys earned a tie, but the Mount Abraham boys and both Otter Valley teams came up short.
The VUHS girls also hosted Mount Abe on Friday, and the local boys’ teams saw more action in the second day of the Tigers’ annual tournament; see stories.
Here’s a comment by a Vermont solar company executive that offers as much hope as it presents concern: “In the future, solar panels are going to be as ubiquitous as barns and silos, and we should be working toward it, not against it.”
FERRISBURGH — Champlain Oil Company’s major project on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, including a Jiffy Mart and a McDonald’s Restaurant, is under construction now and expected to be completed before the end of the year, according to Champlain Oil President Tony Cairns.
FERRISBURGH — Residents of Ferrisburgh are invited to gather on Robinson Road this Saturday afternoon for what town officials hope will continue to grow into an annual fixture on the town’s social calendar — Ferrisburgh Day.
MIDDLEBURY — They’ve been together longer than the Beatles, had almost as many members as Spinal Tap, and have traveled half a million miles on the road. Now, they’re preparing to commemorate their 15th anniversary with a big reunion.
They’re the band with the Addison County roots known as The Grift, and after dozens of tours, thousands of shows and six albums, the band is still going strong.
LINCOLN — As the United States grapples with burgeoning health care costs and Vermont trudges its way toward a single-payer system, a Lincoln woman is harking back to treatments of an older time — herbal medicine.
Emily French, a clinical herbalist, runs Sweetgrass Herbals out of her home. Through the business, she teaches classes about herbalism and natural medicine, and provides consultations for people seeking relief from simple rashes to chronic pain.