October 3rd, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School officials usually frown upon folks tossing their trash on the campus lawn.
On Tuesday they encouraged the practice — and ironically, for the future betterment of the environment.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team won four recent games to improve to 7-1, 4-1 NESCAC, and move up to sixth in the NCAA Division III coaches’ poll.
On Tuesday, Middlebury scored four goals in a 13:55 span in the second half on its way to a 4-0 win over visiting No. 12 Skidmore (8-2). The Thoroughbreds saw their winning streak stopped at seven.
NEW HAVEN — An unlikely duo of recent Vermont transplants is teaming up to put on a first-of-its-kind event.
Christine Snell and Maura Lester are organizing the first annual New Haven Farm and Food Festival, a celebration of all the local food producers in the town. The festival will be held Oct. 20 at Tourterelle, the restaurant on Route 7 that Snell owns with her husband, Bill.
Snell and Lester came up with the idea back in July, when discussing how many other towns in Addison County have fall events, but New Haven does not.
WALTHAM — If the two pegboards overflowing with ribbons and medals in John Lent’s Waltham home aren’t enough evidence of his commitment to long-distance running, then the spreadsheet he keeps of every marathon and ultramarathon he’s ever run is meticulously organized proof.
When I saw my older daughter walking away from the car after I dropped her off for her first middle school dance recently I felt a little tug of the heartstrings and knew that with every step she took she was going one step farther away from her daddy, one step closer to life on her own as an independent individual.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School seniors Sophie McKeever-Parkes and Kate DaPolito took a break from classes last month to do some traveling. But it’s not like they were on vacation; they were pitting their academic skills against fellow students from 28 countries at a spot almost halfway around the world.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team snapped a three-game losing skid in convincing fashion on Monday, scoring five unanswered second-half goals to defeat visiting Windsor, 7-1.
Winless Windsor cut into the Otters’ 2-0 lead in the second half’s first minute, when striker Brandon Tillman’s hard shot from the right side bounced in off OV senior goalie Shane Quenneville.
Next Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the most important campaign finance case since Citizens United. The case involves a challenge to a statute limiting the aggregate amount of money individuals may contribute to all federal candidates and party committees.