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June 16th, 2014
VERGENNES — In Saturday’s continuation of the Division II softball semifinal game, the No. 2 Vergennes Union High School Commodores outlasted previously undefeated No. 3 BFA-Fairfax, 3-1, to advance to Monday’s final against No. 5 Otter Valley.
Saturday’s game was started on Wednesday but was suspended with VUHS leading in the bottom of the first, 2-0, and then in what has been a prevailing theme throughout this season, rain caused the game to be moved to the weekend.
I was moved by the June 9 guest editorial, “Make your bed perfectly, and don’t ring that bell.” I also had read and watched the video of the commencement address delivered by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven to the University of Texas graduates. I highly recommend reading or watching his speech in its entirety. They truly are “words to live by.”
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
D-II Girls Semifinal
6/12 #3 Fairfax at #2 VUHS..................... 3-1
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
D-II Girls Final at Poultney
6/14 #5 OV vs. #2VUHS...................... 7 p.m.
Spectators are advised to consult school websites for the latest schedule updates.
While most cover singers in opera may never get on stage unless a member of the main cast is unable to perform, with the Opera Company of Middlebury covers are guaranteed one show per run. The cover cast of the OCM's recent run of Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers performed Friday, June 6, to a full house.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) on Wednesday, June 11, narrowly rejected a request from the town of Cornwall that the panel rescind its earlier vote indicating a majority opinion that Vermont Gas’s proposed Phase II pipeline could comply with the county’s regional plan.
VERGENNES — This past Friday night, family, friends and community members packed into the hot and sweaty Vergennes Union High School gymnasium to celebrate the graduation of 89 students.
In the class of 2014, eight students graduated with honors, 10 belonged to the National Honor Society, and nine were members of the National Technical or Arts honor societies.
MONKTON — Lillian “Lil” Cota thought she was headed for a normal day at Monkton Central School on Tuesday. But the 39-year veteran instructional aide was in for quite the surprise when she arrived in the school’s gymnasium to a luncheon in her honor.
Relatives and colleagues of Cota, who is retiring at the end of this year, came to honor Cota for her service — and present her with an enormous strawberry cake.
After the celebration, the still-teary-eyed Cota sat down with the Independent to talk about her long career.