February 24th, 2011
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team used a big fourth quarter to defeat visiting Milton on Tuesday, 43-34.
The Eagles improved to 12-7 heading into Thursday’s regular season finale, a home game vs. Middlebury. Mount Abe has already clinched no worse than a No. 3 seed for the Division II playoffs, but could move up to No. 2 with a win over the Tigers, coupled with a loss by Lyndon (13-6) in the Vikings’ finale.
VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team rallied past host Vergennes on Friday, 44-31, to keep the Tigers’ hopes for a Division II home playoff game — or possibly even two — alive.
At 7-10, the Tigers are now in fifth, just behind U-32 (8-9) and just ahead of Fair Haven (7-11). They have left two road games — at winless Missisquoi on Tuesday and at Mount Abraham (11-7) on Thursday — and a tough home game vs. D-I Rice on Saturday.
VERGENNES — The recent release of last fall’s New England Common Assessment Practice (NECAP) test scores brought mixed news to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, ranging from positive results at Addison Central School that earned statewide notice to stagnant math scores at Vergennes Union High School that disappointed local administrators.
Results at Vergennes Union Elementary and Ferrisburgh and Addison central schools bettered state averages, and students at VUES, FCS and ACS also showed improved math and English test scores over time.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters on April 13 will vote on a 2011-2012 Mary Hogan Elementary School spending plan of $5,899,867, which represents a 2.22-percent increase compared to this year.
It is a budget that maintains current staffing levels, does not add any new programs and recognizes an enrollment increase of 10 students (for a total of 400), according to Mary Hogan Elementary Co-Principal Tom Buzzell.
MIDDLEBURY — Montpelier is the only state capital in the country without a McDonald’s restaurant.