May 2nd, 2013
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School baseball team on Tuesday followed the formula that allowed the Commodores to win the 2012 Division I title: pitching, defense and timely hitting.
The result was the program’s first win, 2-1, that anyone at VUHS on a sunny spring afternoon could recall over Metro Conference and Division I power Essex.
ADDISON COUNTY — Things did not go well for area teams in recent high school softball action, as Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each lost a pair of games while Middlebury and Vergennes dropped a game apiece.
I knew I had a problem when my friend Ben, from California, e-mailed me after watching “42,” the Jackie Robinson story, and being profoundly moved. He said, “Tell me again why you’re not looking forward to seeing this movie.”
True, I have expressed ambivalence. I sometimes tire of the exclusivity of the focus on Jackie Robinson. The more I have learned about the African-American experience in baseball, the more rich stories and worthy figures I have become aware of.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/29 VUHS vs. OV................................. 12-1
4/30 MUHS vs. Spaulding .................... 12-3
4/30 GMVS vs. Mt. Abe ........................ 10-6
4/29 MUHS vs. Mt. Anthony ................ 15-13
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with several recent incidents triggered by strained relationships between mothers and daughters.
On April 16, city police stood by to keep the peace while an adult woman moved her belongings out of her mother’s home.
On both April 19 and 28, Vergennes police had to ask a city woman’s mother to stop sending allegedly harassing text messages. Police said the mother was concerned about what she believed was her daughter’s irresponsible behavior.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report of extensive vandalism to vehicles operating in a gravel pit off Case Street on April 23. Anyone with information on this crime should call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Served a no-trespass order on April 22 on a woman who had refused to leave McDonald’s Restaurant.
• Assisted Middlebury firefighters as they dealt with a brush fire off Halladay Road on April 22.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a recent spate of break-ins in the lakeside towns of Addison and Panton.
On April 24, troopers responded to a burglary complaint on Lake Street in Addison, where someone entered the residence between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and took various items.
On April 26 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone broke into a residence on Lake Road in Panton and stole various items.
If Middlebury is to grow jobs close to home by attracting new businesses and industry and cultivating telecommuters, as the Better Middlebury Partnership has done in recent months, then the greater-Middlebury community also has to provide a way for the young professionals who are likely to fill these jobs to easily and effectively assimilate into the community.
The rejuvenation of a “young professionals” group is one answer that’s under way.