February 3rd, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School basketball team started and finished strong on Saturday, and that proved to be enough to earn a 67-47 victory over visiting Milton that lifted the Tigers to 7-6.
The Tigers went on a 28-4 run that spanned the first and second periods that stretched a one-point lead into a 38-13 bulge.
They still led by 25 until getting careless in the final 20 seconds of the half, when they allowed Milton’s Eric Menard to hit two treys to cut the lead to 19 at the break, 43-24.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team picked up a pair of wins last week, which, coupled with a loss by Burr & Burton, moved the Tigers into first place in Division II with a 12-3 record.
On Wednesday, the Tigers downed host Hartford, 6-1, as senior Timi Carone poured in four goals and set up one of sister Angela Carone’s two strikes. Angela Carone also picked up an assist, and goalie Baily Ryan stopped 15 shots. The Tigers outshot the 5-7 Hurricanes by 39-16.
ST. ALBANS — Three teams of Middlebury Union High School girls’ and boys’ Nordic skiers posted top-four finishes on Friday at a six-team relay meet hosted by BFA-St. Albans at Dickinson’s Field.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
1/29 MUHS Girls vs. Hartford .................. 6-1
1/29 MUHS Boys vs. Milton .................... 4-2
1/31 MUHS Girls vs. U-32 ...................... 4-0
1/31 MUHS Boys vs. Stowe ................... 3-2
1/29 MUHS vs. Missisquoi ................. 63-42
1/29 Mt. Abe vs. Milton ....................... 50-46
As Vermont has witnessed with campaign finance reform and Entergy, it’s costly to pursue things legislatively that might not meet judicial muster. The Legislature may be on that same questionable path once again with the proposal to unionize the state’s childcare providers.
The town and gown relationship that exists between Middlebury College and the village of Middlebury is the envy of many New England schools. Naysayers to the college’s offer have their right to object, but to cast the college as devious, pursuing only its self-interest; as being involved in a “land grab”; to talk of conspiracy; to vilify a respected citizen and selectman, Victor Nuovo — is as sad as it is ludicrous.
Roy Vestrich writes, “This piece is a tribute and remembrance for Pete Seeger, and I know from conversations overheard at the local bagel shop, that he is in many of our thoughts.”
The Unbroken Petals
for Pete Seeger
At a table near mine
in a local café
two older men are sipping coffee
and talking about you,
about the specifics of your voice
thinning into time
and the worn banjo strapped
Editor’s note: The following is an open letter sent to the Vermont Public Service Board and Public Service Department.