April 21st, 2016
Among the most disturbing aspects of this bizarre election season is the absence of any serious discussion of America’s foreign affairs.
Endless debates have produced simplistic themes that play to the gut feelings of parts of the electorate. But relatively little attention has been paid to the most critical world issues America will have to face in the years ahead.
MIDDLEBURY — In a Sunday match that came down to two top-four NCAA Division III teams’ No. 1 singles players squaring off, host No. 4 Middlebury edged previously undefeated No. 2 Bowdoin, 5-4.
The teams were knotted at 4-4 when Panther Noah Farrell, ranked No. 1 in D-III, and Polar Bear Luke Tercek, ranked No. 10, met in singles, and Farrell prevailed in a three-set match, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, to give the Panthers the 5-4 NESCAC victory.
This week’s writer is Dr. Fred Kniffin, interim CEO of Porter Medical Center
In my first “Community Commentary” as the interim CEO of Porter Medical Center, I focused my message on the status of adult primary care here in Addison County and the recent loss of a number of valued physician colleagues. Clearly, this is among the most immediate and important issues we need to address as an organization and community.
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Trinity on Saturday dealt the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team its first setback, but the Panthers bounced back to post home wins over two other ranked teams and stand at 12-1, 7-1 in NESCAC play heading into an 11 a.m. Saturday home game vs. Colby.
The Panthers dropped from No. 2 to No. 6 in the NCAA Division III rankings with Saturday’s setback, while Trinity (11-2, 7-1 NESCAC) moved from No. 10 to No. 7.
RANDOLPH — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ lacrosse team outscored host Randolph on Monday, 14-11, in a Division III clash.
OV evened its record at 1-1, while the Ghosts dropped to 0-3.
Colton Leno led the OV attack with four goals and four assists, while Collin Eugair had three goals and an assist and Tyson Cram scored three times.
Keenan Pratt scored twice and set up one goal, Erik Sherman recorded a goal and an assist, Fran Hunt netted one goal, and Will Ross assisted two scores to round out the Otter offense.
The next time the Vermont House Law Enforcement, excuse me, Judiciary Committee takes testimony on any criminal justice legislation, Ripton Rep. Willem Jewett should leave the hearing table, put on his police uniform, and sit in the audience with the cop lobbyists.
Bradley D. Myerson
CLINTON, N.Y. — The Middlebury College baseball team took two of three games from host NESCAC West foe Hamilton this past weekend to improve to 8-12 overall and 5-4 in league play.
That NESCAC West mark is good enough for second place in NESCAC West heading into this weekend’s home set with first-place Amherst (16-6, 4-2). The teams will meet at 4 p.m. on Friday and the play a noon doubleheader on Saturday. The Panthers were also set to play at Plattsburgh on Wednesday.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women and men’s track and field teams both won their only home meets of the season on Saturday, when they outpointed five visiting teams.
The Panther women scored 226 points behind school-record performances by Carly Anderson in the javelin and Alexandra Morris in the 400-meter dash to outdistance second-place Southern Maine (177), while the men racked up 288 to edge Bowdoin’s total of 277. In addition to Southern Maine and Bowdoin, the Panthers welcomed Castleton, Green Mountain and Sage.