May 27th, 2010
In the past few years, the Vermont Principals’ Association and coaches’ associations in several sports have tinkered with divisional alignments.
It’s never an easy task.
Opinions vary. Mine has changed over the years; I used to be in favor of fewer divisions and “true” state championships. Now, I am more interested in competitive balance within the divisions.
MIDDLEBURY — In a well-played duel for first place in Division II, the only mistakes on Tuesday cost the visiting Mount Abraham Union High School softball team and allowed Middlebury to claim a 1-0 victory.
The 10-5 Tigers took over the top spot in D-II, although 11-3 Lyndon is lurking in second and has an easier schedule. MUHS ends its season on Thursday at D-I power Essex.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Historical Society’s latest exhibit is full of familiar names and faces: those of neighbors, brothers, fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. For each one there are many other men and women who’ve represented Addison County in the armed forces.
Ask Norman Steadman, the curator at the historical society’s museum, and he’ll tell you that these are the faces of service, the embodiment of the sacrifices that Addison County residents have made for their families, towns and country over the decades.
• Beet greens
• Edible Flowers
• Mustard Greens
• Salad greens
An outside observer in the kitchen at the Hannaford Career Center last Thursday evening might have wondered what could possibly bring a room full of adults to be passing around a large jar full of liquid, shaking it as hard as they possibly could.
The answer was raw milk cream that would very soon be butter.
ADDISON COUNTY — First comes the milk check, smaller than expected, followed by the mounting bills that just can’t seem to be met. Emotions are running high on dairy farms throughout Vermont, where many farmers continue to earn less for their milk than it costs to produce it.
It’s with those concerns in mind that a new statewide mental health hotline is reaching out to farmers struggling to make sense of catastrophically low milk prices and the stress that accompanies prolonged economic downturns.
ADDISON — Since moving to Addison 16 years ago, Cuban-born composer Jorge Martín’s musical career has moved on a steadily upward path.
Martín’s operas, chamber and classical music pieces, and song cycles have been performed to acclaim in a dozen states, from Massachusetts to California, from New York to Florida.
MIDDLEBURY — By all accounts, the late Sonny Cyr would respond to pretty much any call for help at any time of day during his 42-year career with the Middlebury Department of Public Works.
Cyr’s history of dedication and self-sacrifice won him a lot of friends, who mourned the man’s passing this past January at the age of 67. Now those friends, with the hearty endorsement of Middlebury officials, will pay a lasting tribute to Cyr. On Wednesday, May 26, at 3 p.m., Middlebury will officially dedicate the Sonny Cyr Public Works Facility at 1020 Route 7 South.