Archive - May 2012
The mild winter seemed too good to be true. And it was. The downright tolerable temperatures allowed an unprecedented number of ticks to survive and, according to the news, they’re out in force this year.
If you’re the kind of person — like me — who lives in a constant state of unease, believing that bugs exist primarily to crawl on you, summer is already a nerve-wracking time of itchy paranoia. Now there’s a bumper crop of critters that want to bury themselves in your skin, suck your blood and spread disease.
Kill me now.
MIDDLEBURY — Despite plenty of effort in Thursday’s home game vs. traditional rival Woodstock, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team came up just short, 7-6.
The 10-4 Wasps scored the only two goals of the fourth quarter to erase an MUHS lead, while the Tigers committed a few too many mistakes and Wasp goalie Ben Orr made three of his seven saves.
MIDDLEBURY — Mount Mansfield Union High School’s boys’ and girls’ track teams took first place at a Tuesday meet hosted by Middlebury, while Mount Abraham’s teams took second.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County poverty fighting organization Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) has put out a new plea for donations in wake of a depleted food shelf and big surge in people asking for help in paying utility bills.
“I have never seen this before; people are calling asking about help every day,” said HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross, who has led the poverty fighting organization for more than a decade.
“This is amazing.”