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April 14th, 2014
BRATTLEBORO — Host Brattleboro defeated the Otter Valley Union High School softball team on Thursday, 7-1, dropping the Otters to 0-2 heading into their spring break.
Both of the Division II Otters’ setbacks have come to D-I teams on the road. They are now off until April 22, when they are scheduled to travel to Windsor.
WESTMINSTER — The Otter Valley Union High School baseball opened its Division II title defense on Friday by defeating host Bellows Falls, 6-1.
C.J. McCullough tossed a complete-game three-hitter for OV, striking out six and walking two.
Mike Winslow led the Otters with three hits, and John Winslow chipped in a pair of safeties.
OV returns to action on Monday at 4:30 at home vs. Windsor.
This week’s writer is Gail Conley, a Huntington resident who is retired after 40 years as an educator in public schools, including serving as interim superintendent of the Addison Central Supervisory Union from 2011 to 2013. He delivered these remarks to the Vermont House Ways and Means and Education committees on April 9.
Last weekend I submitted a letter to the editor of this paper, with my opinion on how the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) should vote this week on Vermont Gas Systems’ (VGS) Phase II pipeline proposal. My letter arrived too late for Monday’s paper, and my recommendations would have been moot, so I agreed with the editor that I should withdraw that letter and, instead, comment on the ACRPC vote after the fact.
Green-Up Day is in trouble. Earlier this year, news reports noted that three major corporate sponsors had opted not to renew annual donations that had comprised about 20 percent of the non-profit organization’s approximate $120,000 budget. Efforts to find other sponsors are ongoing, says Melinda Vieux, who heads the organization, but she noted that if they can’t come up with extra funds they would have to curtail efforts by 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/10 Mt. Anthony vs. OV Boys............... 21-0
4/11 Stowe at Mt. Abe Boys ....... Ppd. to 5/5
4/11 MUHS Girls vs. Rutland............... 14-10
4/11 VUHS Boys at Milton........... Ppd. to 5/5
4/12 MUHS Boys vs. Rutland................. 15-3
4/12 Mt. Abe Boys vs. U-32.................. 11-10
4/10 Brattleboro vs. OV............................ 7-1
MIDDLEBURY — Diana Nyad, who last year defied the odds and dangers to achieve her lifelong goal to become the first person to swim the 110 miles between Cuba and Florida without the aid of a shark cage or fins, will deliver the 2014 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 25.
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