Archive - Jun 2009
By ANDY KIRKALDY
Before every varsity girls’ lacrosse game, the athletes line up for a stick check. The referees place a ball in the pocket of each of their sticks to make sure they are legal — not too deep — and thus don’t give the athlete a ball-control advantage.
That official ritual popped into my head when I read about the controversial disqualifications of a Burlington long jumper and a Champlain Valley girls’ relay running team at the May 30 New England qualifying meet in Essex.
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BURLINGTON — Monday afternoon’s rain let up to allow the Division II high school baseball final to be played at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field, but unfortunately for top-seeded Mount Abraham, No. 2 Lyndon and ace righthander Buddy Lamothe never let up.
Lamothe tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 16 Eagles and walking just one, as the 18-0 Vikings avenged their 2-0 loss to Mount Abe a year ago with a 9-0 victory this time around.
By CHELSEY PLETTS
BRISTOL — At a tense Tuesday night meeting, the Mount Abraham Union High School board publicly censured member Dick Merrill for adding “fuel to the rumor mill” with a series of actions that Chairman Lanny Smith said undermined the board’s credibility.
By JOHN FLOWERS
SHOREHAM — Students at Shoreham Elementary School got their summer vacation off to an early start this year — not to go out and enjoy good weather, but rather because a good number of kids were under the weather.
When around five students in the fifth-grade class exhibited flu-like symptoms on Thursday, June 11, school officials — in consultation with the Vermont Department of Health — decided to release that entire grade for summer vacation.
That 250 avid ATV riders showed up at a Agency of Natural Resources hearing in Montpelier on Tuesday to lobby for access to state lands for trail riding is a testament to those particular individuals’ passion for the sport, not public support of the idea. Nor did the 250 riders represent an unusually large number, considering there are16,000 registered ATVs in Vermont and another 32,000 that are illegally unregistered.
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by tamara hilmes, intern
I came home to my latest issue of The Atlantic earlier this month, started flipping through the magazine, and discovered — lo and behold! — that one of our Middlebury neighbors has a prominent place in the magazine's featured "Ideas: Fixing the World" section.