September 24th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — A member of an ad hoc committee charged with reviewing the only development proposal for a town-owned parcel off Bakery Lane urged the selectboard on Tuesday to instead shift its focus to a Mill Street property that he believes would be better suited for a mixed-use project — and potentially a multi-story parking garage.
VERGENNES — An elephant in the room and a moving student speech highlighted Vergennes Union High School’s 11th annual Peace One Day celebration on Monday morning on the school’s soccer field.
The student-organized all-school event honors the United Nations International Day of Peace, which the U.N. in 2001 adopted as Sept. 21 after a grassroots effort organized by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley.
BRISTOL — Middlebury boys placed seven runners in the top 10 to highlight Tuesday’s five-team meet at Mount Abraham Union High School on a sunny fall Tuesday.
Henry Ganey won the boys’ race on the hilly Mount Abe course in 18:44 as the Tigers scored 23 points to outpace second-place Colchester (50). Rice (92) took third.
The Eagle boys, led by Jude Bunch in 17th (20:17), took fourth at 101, with Richford (122) in fifth.
MIDDLEBURY — Local runners and walkers enjoyed pleasant early fall weather and good trail conditions during the 12th running of the annual TAM Trek, this past Sunday.
The event, organized by the Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT), benefits conservation work and trail maintenance on the 18-mile Trail Around Middlebury, affectionately known as the TAM. By the end of Sunday’s races, MALT raised $10,000 in sponsorships and registration fees, an amount that MALT’s Executive Director Carl Robinson said is comparable to funds raised in past years.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team split a pair of recent games, losing a road NESCAC contest on Saturday before winning a non-league tilt on Tuesday. The Panthers are 4-1, 1-1 in NESCAC play heading into a Saturday game at Bowdoin.
On Saturday, the Panthers surrendered a goal to host Amherst 27 seconds into play, and the Jeffs, ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, made it stand up for a 1-0 victory. That remains the only goal the Panthers have allowed this fall.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school soccer action earlier this week, the Mount Abraham girls and Otter Valley boys picked up wins, but the Middlebury girls came up short.
BRISTOL — Local champ Debra Brown posted a perfect 7-0 record to win Class A of the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club Fall Roundup this past Sunday. More than three out of every four shoes that the Bristol resident pitched were ringers.
The tournament at the host’s Bristol courts saw 58 competitors coming from Vermont, New York and Connecticut. Despite the forecast rainy weather, Mike Brown said there was sun on the courts.
The club raised over $1,100 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Chaplain Laurie Jordan stood between a newly planted Japanese tree lilac and a small group convened in the late morning sunshine gracing the Ross Commons Courtyard outside the dining hall this past Saturday. A plaque inscribed with “Nathan J. Alexander ’17 (July 31, 1994 - April 2, 2015)” and set in granite lay at the foot of the sapling.