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June 25th, 2015
VERMONT — The Vermont Soccer Officials Association is offering a series of clinics for those interested in becoming an official for girls’ and boys’ high school soccer games in Vermont.
The clinics are a required step for anyone who would eventually like to officiate high school games, according to the association.
The clinics are being offered:
• July 29 at Black River High School in Ludlow at 6 p.m. The contact for this clinic is Gary Blodgett at [email protected].
COLCHESTER — The Addison County American Legion baseball team started out its season by dropping three games late last week to perennial Northern Division contenders.
AC had also been set to play two games at Montpelier on Sunday, but bad weather forced those games to be postponed. A new date was not immediately announced.
BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Panthers opened their Champlain Valley Swim League season on Tuesday by edging host Burlington Country Club, 222-214.
A trio of Panther swimmers won three races apiece to lead the way: Mary Ann Eastman, Ellie Ross and Oliver Poduschnick.
Devon Kearns added two wins, and the Panther 12- and 14-year-old boys and girls swept four relay races.
The Panthers are set to host Racquet’s Edge on Thursday at 6 p.m.
We are writing in support of the new Bristol Fire Station and to encourage others in the town of Bristol to support it as well.
I was distressed to find out that by week’s end (June 27), there will no longer be a full-time Vermont Health Connect Navigator in Addison County. The person who has been doing this job, at Porter Hospital, will no longer hold the position, owing — so I am told — to the loss of a grant for the program’s support.
The one-sided argument on fossil fuel consumption goes like this: All things related to fossil fuels worsen global warming, the crisis of our times, and must be banned or reduced. No exceptions. From an environmental perspective, it’s a compelling argument that is difficult to refute.
An open letter to the Middlebury Union High School community and area businesses:
With the sounds and sights of the 28th consecutive Project Graduation celebration still fresh in my memory, I write this letter of thanks to all the businesses and individuals whose generosity contributed to the joy and experiences of Commencement and Project Graduation for the MUHS Class of 2015. It was truly special and memorable.