May 3rd, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s golf team this past weekend on its home course won its eighth NESCAC title and fifth in six years, in the process earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championship tournament. That event will take place from May 10 to 13 at the Midvale Country Club and Mendon Golf Club in Rochester, N.Y.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Middlebury College softball team’s season came to an end with three losses at NESCAC West rival Williams this past weekend. The Panthers finished at 21-11, 5-7 in league play.
The Panthers entered the weekend with a chance to qualify for the NESCAC playoffs, but almost certainly needed to sweep the first-place Ephs (29-8, 11-2). Instead, Amherst (23-10, 7-5) became the second NESCAC West team in the four-team league championship tournament.
As we prepare to leave Berkeley, California and return home to Vermont, here are some Berkeley stories from the past five months of our family’s sabbatical:
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel at the April 26 city council meeting praised his department’s work over the past year at its annual awards ceremony while singling out two members for honors and also recognizing one citizen and the city’s public works department.
Merkel presented a pin to Detective Sgt. Jason Ouellette for what he called “outstanding narcotics investigation” efforts.
MIDDLEBURY — The second annual “Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride” slated for Monday, May 2, has been called off because of rainy weather.
The event, organized by Middlebury Safe Routes, raises money for a scholarship fund in honor of Boe, a Middlebury resident who was killed after being struck by a car while cycling in Weybridge on April 14, 2015.
MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, May 2, a survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan, and the grandson of the man who ordered the attack will appear together at a talk at Middlebury College.
Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima survivor and a Hiroshima Maiden, and Clifton Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman, will discuss the moral and political consequences of the events that ended World War II.
The event, called “Responsibility, Reconciliation, and the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Energy Committee will be presenting the 2016 Sustainability Expo on Saturday, May 14, at Middlebury Union Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sustainability Expo builds on the success of the previous 2015 Sustainable Living Expo, which was attended by over 500 residents and local businesspeople.
Editor’s note: Middlebury College recently decided to allow faculty and staff to bring their dogs to offices on campus. Here is the letter from college President Laurie L. Patton announcing the new policy.
Dear Middlebury Friends,
I write to share news of a pilot project that several members of the community have proposed and which we will be launching this coming September.