May 5th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school tennis action, both the Middlebury and Otter Valley girls’ teams dropped matches last week.
The Tiger boys were scheduled to play twice, but both matches were postponed. Their Wednesday home match vs. Harwood was moved to May 13, and their Saturday match at Montpelier was moved to this Friday.
MIDDLEBURY — Coming into Saturday’s game vs. overmatched Mount Mansfield, the most important thing for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team was to play well and to do so for 48 minutes after a lackluster, 6-2 victory at Woodstock on the previous Monday.
That goal was met: The Tigers scored 10 goals in the first quarter and allowed only four shots on their net in a 19-1 victory that pushed their record to 5-1.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Mount Abraham boys split a pair of games, the Middlebury girls won, and the Vergennes and Otter Valley boys came up shorts.
The Tiger boys hosted Mount Mansfield on Saturday; see story on Page 22.
Middlebury residents assumed that our selectboard was developing a proposal, consistent with the town plan, for the renovation/reconstruction of the municipal building and gymnasium on their current sites.
I wanted to take this opportunity to say “kudos” to Skip Brush for giving the taxpayers of Middlebury the opportunity to look at alternatives to the current town hall and gym project. We can take advantage of this opportunity by voting “NO” on the reconsidered article on May 13 or earlier by absentee ballot.
Middlebury Town Plan, Page 129: GOALS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
“Community Facilities and Services in Middlebury will:
Be maintained and improved in a manner that is both cost effective and serves the needs of the community;
We will achieve this by:
Maintaining and redeveloping community facilities and town-owned lands as necessary.
Last Thursday on the floor of the House, state representatives debated what Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, would later call “one of the most important legislative issues this year” on an issue that has not received a lot of attention: bias-free policing.