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February 19th, 2017
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team split two games last week and held onto sixth place in Division I entering the final week of regular season play.
The Tigers’ 9-7-2 mark is good for a slight edge in quality points over U-32 (10-7-1) and Stowe (8-7-2) in seventh and eighth.
The Tigers finish up this week by hosting Rice on Wednesday and then visiting U-32 in a key Saturday matchup.
On this past Saturday, the Tigers won at Stowe, 3-1. Details on this game were unavailable before Sunday’s deadline.
Congressional Republicans and recently appointed Secretary of Defense James Mattis have the opportunity in Michael Flynn’s replacement as national security adviser to shore up America’s defense against Russia and solidify its commitment to America’s international alliances. To do that, they must ensure Trump’s next pick for national security adviser hones closer to Mattis’ view of the world, and is a seasoned professional with an understanding of international affairs.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/15 St. Albans vs. MUHS........................ 5-1
2/18 MUHS vs. Stowe.............................. 3-1
2/15 MUHS vs. Colchester....................... 7-4
2/18 MUHS at Northfield........................... 2-1
SHOREHAM — Longtime Shoreham resident and former farmer Terry Norris this week replaced former Addison-Rutland House Rep. Alyson Eastman, I-Orwell. Norris, who was appointed by Gov. Phil Scott on Monday and sworn in at a Statehouse ceremony on Tuesday, now represents Shoreham, Whiting, Orwell and Benson in the Vermont House.
Eastman, who was re-elected to her second term last November, resigned from the post in late December after Scott picked her to serve as his deputy secretary of agriculture.
MIDDLEBURY — Citing increased professional and family responsibilities, Middlebury Selectwoman Donna Donahue confirmed on Tuesday she will resign from her post, effective March 8.
The Middlebury selectboard will now solicit interest from local residents interested in serving out the one year left on Donahue’s original, three-year term.
BRISTOL — The old North Street firehouse in Bristol has been standing empty since last July, when the Bristol Fire Department moved into its station on West Street.
Now three parties are vying to bring new life to the century-old building as a machinery museum, a bed and breakfast or a private residence.
The potential purchasers of the historic village property on Monday presented their ideas to the Bristol selectboard, which quizzed each on its plans. Selectboard members postponed the final selection until their next meeting, Feb. 27.
VERGENNES — Ross Sheehan is back in town, again. He and his wife, Cat Cutillo, bopped from New York City (where they met), to Reno, Nev., to San Francisco, to Vergennes, back to San Francisco, and are now back in Vergennes. Maybe this time for good?
The first time they moved to Vergennes in 2011, the couple fulfilled a longtime dream and opened Outerlands Gallery — showing their own work as well as others — at 37 Green St. But “dream jobs” pulled them back to the Bay Area in 2014.
MIDDLEBURY — As a winter blizzard blanketed Boston with snow this past Saturday the Middlebury Union High School Jazz Ensemble blew into The Hub and played some hot music that earned the band top honors in their class at the largest high school jazz competition in the nation.
“Midd Jazz,” as it is known, won first place in Large Ensemble Class 4 — a category that included 15 schools — in the 49th annual Berklee High School Jazz Festival.