March 20th, 2017
Following the violence on March 2, Middlebury College officials and college President Patton would shift blame to “outside agitators,” and encourage us to believe this was a one off. There is, however, every indication of a more systemic problem at the college. I am a graduate of Middlebury College, class of 1978. My wife taught in the language department. We are both very dismayed by what we can only describe as the intellectual intolerance of the academy.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team opened and closed Saturday’s home game vs. NESCAC rival Wesleyan strong, but the Cardinals hit the Panthers with a 12-3 mid-game run on the way to a 17-15 victory that was also Middlebury’s third straight close loss.
The 2-3 Panthers entered last week ranked No. 10 in NCAA Division III, but that was before Saturday and a midweek 11-10 loss at No. 5 St. Lawrence. Their earlier setback came at No. 3 Tufts, 16-13.
Thank you for electing me for a second term on Middlebury selectboard. I value working for a strong Middlebury and deeply appreciate your effort to participate in Town Meeting and voting. Brian Carpenter and I were uncontested though would have welcomed other candidates. I am glad for the interest in filling our Selectboard vacancy to complete Donna Donahue’s term for one year. I hope these candidates and others will consider running in coming years.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College senior men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour was on Thursday named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Second Team All-American, a week after he and Coach Jeff Brown both earned regional NCAA Division III honors from D3hoops.com.
Both St. Amour and Brown also earned top honors from NESCAC, while Panther senior Jake Brown also earned league recognition.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday scored four straight times to start the second half and break open a one-goal game en route to a 10-6 victory at 18th-ranked Wesleyan (4-2). The Panthers, at 4-0 ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III, will host RPI on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and visit Bowdoin at noon on Saturday.
Senior Mary O’Connell, who scored her 100th career goal during the game, scored the game’s first three goals in the first 7:30. Georgia Carroll scored less than a minute later for a four-goal edge.
3/18 Wesleyan vs. Midd....................... 17-15
3/18 Midd. vs. Wesleyan........................ 10-6
3/18 Midd. vs. NEC................................... 5-0
SHOREHAM — Concern over continued federal funding for the state’s education, health care and Lake Champlain cleanup programs dominated discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Shoreham.
Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, called these the “three serious areas of concern” for the 2017 legislative session. All three programs, according to Sharpe, are largely dependent on federal support — which is in flux under the presidency of Donald Trump.
MIDDLEBURY — What a difference a few weeks can make in Middlebury’s political scene.
No one on March 7 was interested in challenging incumbent selectboard members Brian Carpenter and Laura Asermily in their re-election bids for three-year terms.
But four candidates have now emerged with designs on the one year left on a three-year term recently vacated by incumbent Selectwoman Donna Donahue.