May 5th, 2016
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on April 25 cited a Waltham man for simple assault that they said occurred in the New Haven Road parking lot of the Eagles Club.
Police cited Michael T. Smith, 36, of Waltham for allegedly striking another man several times outside the clubhouse, causing minor injuries. Police the next day also issued an abuse prevention order to Smith.
In other incidents between April 25 and May 1, Vergennes police:
What if Sen. Bernie Sanders wins the remaining primary races? Or even all but a few?
Would that late surge shift the perception of Hillary Clinton’s inevitability as the Democrat’s presumptive candidate? Would it shift the hearts and minds of the Superdelegates in the one single calculus that is supposed to be their raison dêtre: supporting the candidate they think stands the best chance of beating Republican front-runner Donald Trump?
For many Republicans, Tuesday was doomsday. What no one thought possible just nine months ago — when real estate billionaire Donald Trump entered the race among 17 other Republican leaders — came to pass. Presidential nominee Donald Trump trounced Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, prompting Cruz, and, hours later, candidate John Kasich, to drop out of the race. The candidate who once was considered a joke, who’s candidacy was a commercial farce meant to build up his personal brand, has bested the best of the Republican leadership.
It was the last day of April. At 11 a.m., the water temperature in the New Haven River was 49 degrees F. Still below the ideal metabolism all of Vermont’s trout species except lake trout, but I’ve caught trout in much colder water. More disturbing was how low and clear the river was. Looking at the exposed rocks, riffs and gravel bars I might have thought it was already mid June if the trees above me were not still scratching the sky with leafless sticks.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/3 MUHS vs. Essex............................ 12-11
5/2 MUHS vs. St. Albans.......................... 9-7
5/2 Mt. Abe vs. U-32............................... 16-8
5/2 Hartford at OV....................... Ppd. to 5/21
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s golf team this past weekend on its home course won its eighth NESCAC title and fifth in six years, in the process earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championship tournament. That event will take place from May 10 to 13 at the Midvale Country Club and Mendon Golf Club in Rochester, N.Y.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Middlebury College softball team’s season came to an end with three losses at NESCAC West rival Williams this past weekend. The Panthers finished at 21-11, 5-7 in league play.
The Panthers entered the weekend with a chance to qualify for the NESCAC playoffs, but almost certainly needed to sweep the first-place Ephs (29-8, 11-2). Instead, Amherst (23-10, 7-5) became the second NESCAC West team in the four-team league championship tournament.
As we prepare to leave Berkeley, California and return home to Vermont, here are some Berkeley stories from the past five months of our family’s sabbatical: