April 20th, 2017
BRISTOL — Margaret Owen has kept track of the things she’s heard over her 90 years on this Earth.
The Bristol resident took the time to write down some of the old sayings or superstitions that people used to use and some still are used.
Some of them are filled with wisdom, some of them are a little silly. Many of them can make you stop and think.
1. Comb your hair in the dark, you’ll comb sorrow into your heart.
2. Clean hair out of your comb and burn it, or you could lose all your hair.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative boys’ lacrosse team on Monday earned its first win, 16-10, at home over stubborn Otter Valley, which repeatedly fought back from deficits in what was the Otters’ opener.
The Eagles evened their record at 1-1 after a disappointing 17-15 loss to visiting Montpelier on the previous Wednesday.
PITTSFORD — When Jim Hill was eight years old, he watched the 1984 Rutland High School football team win the Division I State Championship — and that’s when he knew.
“I saw the excitement after the game,” Hill remembered, “when everybody poured out of the stands and onto the field and they were mobbing the players, and I said to myself, ‘Wow, this is amazing, and I can’t wait to be part of this.’”
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball action, all on Tuesday, Mount Abraham won its opener, Middlebury dropped a tight game, and Vergennes lost its opener. Otter Valley was idle early this week.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College baseball team swept three games from visiting Hamilton this past weekend to move over .500 in NESCAC West play.
The 9-10 Panthers, 5-4 NESCAC West, were hoping to reach .500 when they hosted St. Michael’s on Wednesday after deadline for the sports section. They then are scheduled to entertain league foe Wesleyan at 4 p.m. this Friday and then at noon on Saturday for a doubleheader. Non-league foe Plymouth is also set to visit for a twin bill on Sunday at noon.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball play earlier this week, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham picked up big wins, but Vergennes and Middlebury found themselves on the wrong side of the score sheet.
On Monday, the Otters moved to 2-0 with their second straight road win, 12-1 over defending Division III champion Windsor (1-1). Payson Williams earned the pitching win, and Dom McCullough mopped up.
ADDISON COUNTY — Twice between April 11 and 17, Vermont State Police responded to automobile crashes on Route 22A in Addison County and ended up citing the drivers involved with driving under the influence of drugs.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police interviewed two Champlain Valley Academy students who had allegedly talked about bombing the Catamount Park school after having been disciplined for behavioral issues on April 13.
Police said they believed the students were not serious about carrying through on the alleged threat, and they called Counseling Service of Addison County officials to intervene in the case. School officials vowed to take further action against the students, police said.
In other action last week, Middlebury police: