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April 28th, 2014
PANTON — In recent meetings the Panton selectboard made a number of appointments and began considering how to fill two key openings.
On April 8, the board began dealing with the vacant Panton seat on the Vergennes Union High School board, a position most recently held by Karrie Beebe, and a vacancy on the joint planning commission/development review board, a position most recently filled by Ben Chamberlain.
BRISTOL — 5Town Friends of the Arts will present a staged reading of David Mamet’sclever drawing-room comedy, “Boston Marriage.” Diana Bigelow directs fellowBristol thespians Susanne Peck, Kendra Gratton and Gretchen Cole in thissophisticated and fanciful play.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite taking a 6-0 first-half lead, the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team walked off Kohn Field on Saturday with its NESCAC and its NCAA Division III hopes almost certainly gone, as No. 6 Colby rallied to stun the third-seeded Panthers in a NESCAC quarterfinal, 11-10.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team saw its season come to an end last week with a pair of losses to Williams, the second one by a 13-9 count in a NESCAC quarterfinal on the Ephs’ turf.
That game was played at Williams because the Ephs had won at Middlebury, 9-7, in the teams’ regular season finale on Wednesday. The winner of that game earned the No. 4 seed, and the loser was given the No. 5 seed for the NESCAC tournament.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ lacrosse team dropped a home game to Lamoille on Friday, 16-3.
Tyler Crowningshield scored two of the Commodores’ goals and set up the third, and VUHS goalie Broc Clark stopped 10 shots.
RANDOLPH — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season while splitting two games late last week. OV is 1-5.
On Thursday, the Otters defeated host Randolph, 8-5, as Vytas Nielson returned to the lineup and led the attack with three goals. Colton Leno added a pair of scores, and Derek Bassette, Keenan Pratt and Robertas Nielson tossed in a goal apiece. Goalie Carson Leary backstopped the win with nine saves.
FERRISBURGH — The annual Bixby Gala hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh is scheduled for Friday, May 16, this year. Gala co-chairs Julie Adams and Shanon Atkins, along with Bixby board members and Basin Harbor staff, are once again planning a festive event packed with value and fun. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and time to schmooze, a four-course sit-down dinner with dinner music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for Red Sox tickets and, for those who choose to get out on the dance floor, dancing to the inimitable sounds of The Grift.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball play late last week, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Middlebury all picked up wins before a weekend full of postponements.
OV was set to visit Mount Abe on Saturday, but that game was moved until this Friday. Middlebury’s Saturday home game vs. North Country was also postponed, with no make-up date immediately set.