April 7th, 2014
BRISTOL — Alex Trebek was nowhere in sight, but scores of elementary students from the ANeSU sending towns got together April 2 for a contest based on “Jeopardy!” — the popular game show Trebek hosts.
“It was so wonderful, the students were so excited to connect with each other,” Mount Abraham librarian Laura Mina said. “There was a hum and buzz throughout the library.”
MIDDLEBURY — Sammy Barnes and Greg Alexander were looking for a business opportunity following their relocation to Addison County from the Dallas, Texas, area this past winter. They were prepared to acquire an existing store of some sort, but changed their minds after hearing the following comment from an acquaintance:
“What this town (Middlebury) needs is a kitchen store.”
MIDDLEBURY — A promising season for the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team began in dramatic fashion on Saturday, when the Tigers held off Division I newcomer Burr & Burton, 13-12, on the turf surface of Middlebury’s College’s Kohn Field.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team continued its recent surge by defeating visiting Bates on Saturday, 10-7. The Panthers used a 4-1 third-quarter run to erase a 5-4 deficit en route to the NESCAC victory.
The Panthers, winners of their last three, improved to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in NESCAC play. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday with a game at Springfield. The Bobcats dropped to 4-6, 1-6 in league play.
LEWISTON, Maine – The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team rallied past host Bates on Saturday, 7-6, by outscoring the Bobcats in the second half, 5-1.
The Panthers, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, improved to 9-1, 6-1 in NESCAC play. They will host Cortland on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and defending league and national champion Trinity on Saturday at 2 p.m. Bates, ranked No. 14, dropped to 7-5, 3-4 in league play.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/5 MUHS Girls vs. Burr & Burton ....... 13-12
4/5 MUHS Boys vs. Woodstock............. 17-5
4/5 OV Boys at Randolph...................... Ppd.
4/5 U-32 at Mt. Abe Boys........... Ppd. to 4/12
I was struck by a headline in the April 2 Burlington Free Press: “Conservation department updates plan to clean up Lake Champlain.” Here we are, the state of Vermont, trying to clean up the lake, yet Vermont Gas Systems (owned by a Canadian corporation, Gaz Métro) wants to lay a natural gas pipeline under the lake to feed the profits of International Paper, who owns a mill in New York state.