May 10th, 2015
VERGENNES — Vergennes residents this past Tuesday, by a 4-1 margin, backed adding a first-floor room to the Vergennes Opera House’s lease in City Hall.
By a 359-89 tally on May 5, voters gave the Vergennes City Council permission to amend the 2003 lease the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House Inc. signed with the city to include “the so-called ticket booth.” That vote was held in conjunction with the second vote on a Vergennes Union High School budget proposal.
MIDDLEBURY — Longtime English teacher Richard “Doc” Seubert has become part of the commencement tradition at Middlebury Union High School, assisting with graduation rehearsal and Project Graduation.
Next month, he’ll be among those passing on to the next phase of life.
“I’m finally going to be able to graduate,” Seubert said with a broad smile. “And the beat will go on.”
He has certainly earned it, after 44 years as an MUHS educator.
MIDDLEBURY — Michele Forman was three years old when she knew she wanted to be a teacher. She recalled enviously watching her five-year-old sister go to school in the morning. When she came home in the afternoon, big sister would play teacher and Michele would assume the role of student.
“I always wanted to be the teacher,” Forman said.
And wow, did her dream come true.
MIDDLEBURY — The Lazarus building that borders Printer’s Alley on Middlebury’s Main Street was a no-man’s land for the final few years of its existence, as it had been vacated in anticipation of its removal, which occurred this past January.
ADDISON COUNTY — The improving Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team came up short of its second win on Thursday, but two Tigers earned their first-ever singles wins as the squad fell to visiting BFA-St. Albans, 5-2.
Also on Thursday, the Tiger girls’ team kept rolling, edging host BFA-St. Albans, 4-3, to improve to 7-1, but the OV girls were unable to earn their second win of the spring, falling to visiting Division II power Woodstock, 7-0.
MIDDLEBURY – The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team took six minutes to get on the board vs. visiting Colchester on Friday and led by just 3-2 after one period, but kicked it into gear after that on the way to a 15-6 victory.
The Tigers improved to 7-1 at the 3-5 Lakers’ expense and remained in first place in Division I in what has been a solid spring.
Coach Dennis Smith said he was happy once the Tigers got rolling on Friday.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury defeated Vergennes for the first time in recent years to highlight local high school softball action earlier this week. In other games, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, and Otter Valley came up short at Fair Haven.
VUHS VS. MUHS
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Host South Burlington on Friday dealt the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team its first loss of the spring, 13-6.
The Tigers fell to 4-1 and will look to bounce back at home on Monday vs. Essex. The Rebels improved to 6-2.
The Tigers had an advantage of 23-19 in shots on goal, but Rebel goalie Danielle Boucher stopped 17 shots. SB standout Sarah Fisher also scored five goals and set up a pair of scores.
Alexis Ouellette paced the Tigers with two goals, and goalie Baily Ryan made five saves.