March 5th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team’s season ended on Saturday with a 78-75 loss to Williams in a NESCAC semifinal played at Amherst College.
The 17-9 Panthers led at the half, 50-39, but the 23-4 Ephs rallied in the second half. Williams fell to host Amherst in the NESCAC final on Sunday. Both those teams received NCAA Division III tournament bids, but the Panthers’ six-year NCAA streak was snapped.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting No. 5 seed Bowdoin knocked the No. 4 Middlebury College men’s hockey team out of the NESCAC playoffs on Saturday, 6-3, in a quarterfinal matchup.
The result ended the Panthers’ season at 11-11-3 and halted their four-game unbeaten streak. Bowdoin (15-8-3) will head to this weekend’s NESCAC final four at No. 1 Trinity.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police — who as of Tuesday were more than halfway moved into their new North Main Street headquarters — dealt with a variety of incidents between Feb. 24 and March 2, including fireworks tossing, car accidents and online harassment.
In that seven-day period, city police:
• On Feb. 24 dealt with a minor two-car accident on Adele Drive.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police checked the welfare of a Seymour Street resident who was having mental health issues on Feb. 26. Police said the resident was suicidal and not answering her telephone or the door at her residence.
Officers connected with the female, who they said was intoxicated and suicidal. Authorities took her to the Porter Hospital Emergency Department, where she was admitted for a psychiatric evaluation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — On Friday, Feb. 28, at approximately 12:32 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to the report of a family fight in Starksboro. Because a trooper was in the immediate area on patrol, he arrived at the site of the reported fight in five minutes.
MIDDLEBURY —Middlebury residents on Tuesday voted 915-798 in favor of a $6.5 million bond to erect a new municipal building and recreation center. Voters rejected, by a 955-731 tally, a citizens’ petition that sought to direct the selectboard to instead rebuild or renovate the municipal building and gym at their current location at 94 Main St.
Voters also elected Dean George, Brian Carpenter and Laura Asermily to vacancies on the town selectboard. Incumbent Selectman Craig Bingham was defeated in his bid for a fourth consecutive term on the board.
Former Middlebury town planner Fred Dunnington sent along photos taken in the tropics with the underwater camera he got as a retirement present this past summer. With the temperature on Monday night hovering at zero, selectboard Chairman Dean George said at Middlebury’s town meeting he was glad someone was enjoying warm weather somewhere.
Dennis Cassidy asked the moderator, former Gov. Jim Douglas, if he was ready to declare he was running for governor again. Douglas dryly quipped that Cassidy was “out of order on many fronts.”