College sports league cancels fall athletics

MIDDLEBURY — The presidents of the nine NESCAC colleges, including Middlebury College, this past Friday, July 10, issued a joint statement announcing the cancellation of all fall athletic conference competition.  The announcement by the NCAA Division III league follows the Division I Ivy League’s July 8 announcement that it had canceled all of its conference play for this fall.  Two NESCAC schools, Bowdoin and Williams, had already decided not to participate in intercollegiate athletes for the rest of 2020. … (read more)

Pandemic claims several signature summer events

ADDISON COUNTY & BRANDON — In Vergennes, the city council on Tuesday made it official there will be no Vergennes Day for the first time since the event was founded decades ago. Organizers of July’s multi-day Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon have cancel … (read more)

Vermont Brew’s first season cancelled

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Brew Professional Arena Football Team has cancelled its inaugural 2020 season due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.   According to a team press release, the team, which had arranged to play its home games in Middlebury’s Memorial … (read more)

Events cancelled as organizers stress social distancing

ADDISON COUNTY — The threat of the coronavirus is prompting cancellation of many activities that would require a gathering of people. One need only look at the Addison Independent calendar to see that events, meetings, church services and other activities … (read more)