February 19th, 2014
The Shumlin administration plans to launch a single-payer health care system in Vermont on Jan. 1, 2017. The administration needs to provide Vermonters with more information on those plans, preferably before the November 2014 elections.
Shoreham voters: Please consider me, Kathleen Brisson, as “write-in” candidate for town treasurer.
I have lived in Shoreham for 23 years. Before that, I grew up in Cornwall, graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1983, earned a BS in hotel administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1987, and worked in the hotel industry, and then I returned to Vermont.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team locked down a home playoff game on Tuesday by pulling away in the second half from visiting Missisquoi to win, 65-37.
The Commodores got a career-high 27 points from junior point guard Liam Hayes and a strong defensive effort after the break that allowed them to coast after leading by just 27-25 at the half.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team split two NESCAC road games this past weekend and has earned the No. 3 seed for the league tournament.
The Panthers finished the regular season at 16-8, 6-4 in NESCAC play, and will host No. 6 Hamilton (14-10, 5-5 NESCAC) at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be a rematch of a Feb. 2 game at Hamilton won by the Continentals, 76-74.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school basketball action earlier this week, Otter Valley and Middlebury picked up road wins, while Vergennes lost at home.
The Commodores also hosted Missisquoi on Tuesday; see story.
The 9-9 Tigers were also set to visit Mount Abraham on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue of the Independent. The 4-14 Eagles will conclude their season with a visit to St. Albans on Friday night; they will open the Division II postseason on the road.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Division II girls’ basketball playoffs got under way Tuesday, when 11th-seeded Vergennes bowed out with a loss at No. 6 Lake Region, 81-41.
When the Vermont Principals’ Association released pairings on Monday, Mount Abraham (15-4) was, as expected, awarded the No. 1 seed.
But the Eagles were idle on Tuesday because two teams, including No. 16 Middlebury (1-19) elected not to participate in the postseason.