April 29th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — Otter Valley and Middlebury Union both claimed victories in high school softball action late last week, while Vergennes and Mount Abraham both suffered setbacks.
OV BLASTS RUTLAND
Junior Taylor Aines had an excellent outing on the mound for OV on Friday, allowing only two hits in a 10-0 shutout vs. Rutland in Brandon. She struck out eight and walked none.
Rutland did not get to first base until the fourth inning, when Rutland’s Karli McGinnins and Bree Crossman both singled.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/25 Woodstock vs. OV ....................... 16-2
4/26 Milton vs. VUHS.............................. 6-0
4/25 OV vs. Woodstock ....................... 13-5
4/25 BFA St. A vs. Mt. Abe .................. 12-1
CORNWALL — Many residents of Cornwall are hoping to convince Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) to leave their town off its list of potential routes for a new pipeline that would funnel natural gas from Middlebury to the International Paper Co. in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
ADDISON COUNTY / BRANDON — For Marci Hayes and her family scouring the roads and byways in their hometown of Goshen and neighboring towns has become a rite of spring.
“I’ve been doing it forever, since I was growing up,” said Hayes.
Of course, there is a reason behind the Hayses’ annual ramble that many in Vermont will recognize. They are taking part in Green Up Day, and Marci Hayes is Goshen’s Green Up coordinator.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Community House trustees on May 6 will seek public input in solving an ongoing operating budget deficit that threatens to eat away at an endowment fund that is supposed to be reserved for major repairs to the historic downtown structure.
If Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) wants to built a pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, N.Y., it must concede two points: 1) the public good of such a route is not a slam dunk and, if push comes to shove, VGS will likely face a legal challenge; 2) the economic benefits of partnering with the towns they want to go through will almost certainly outweigh the negative consequences of waging battle against them.
Marci Hayes couldn’t have summed up the meaning of Green Up Day better: “I’m motivated by the idea of taking care of the environment where you live. It’s good practice to respect the land. And it looks better after.”
MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe announces that Addison County artist Phoebe Stone’s artwork will grace its 2013 Mother’s Day card — the 12thannual Mother’s Day card in the Local Women Artist Series.