March 4th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — In local boys’ basketball postseason play in the latter half of last week, Vergennes marched toward Barre in Division II, No. 4 Middlebury came up short in the first round of D-I play, No. 11 Otter Valley won one D-II game on the road before falling in a quarterfinal, and Mount Abraham could not pull off an upset in D-II.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team used stingy first-half defense and key late-game plays in Saturday’s first-round NCAA Division III tournament game to hold off visiting Curry, 68-66.
The Panthers will face SUNY-Cortland (24-4) this coming Saturday in the second round. The game will be played in Cortland, the time was not announced before the Independent’s deadline.
WATERBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team earned a dramatic, 4-3 win at first-place Harwood on Wednesday to finish the regular season at 12-8.
The Tigers won five of their final seven games, including three wins over teams that finished higher than them in the Division II standings.
There should be a warning sign attached to this year’s vote on the state’s schools’ budgets. It should read: “Costs are higher than expected, and will go higher still, despite the fact that we are educating fewer students. No end in sight.”
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/27 #13 Mt. Anthony vs. #4 MUHS .... 51-45
2/27 #11 OV vs. #6 Mill River .... 77-72 (OT)
2/27 #2 B.& Burton vs. #15 Mt. Abe .... 71-39
3/1 #1 VUHS vs. #9 Fair Haven.......... 47-37
3/2 #3 Lake Region vs. #11 OV ......... 77-48
BRISTOL — Voters in the five towns that make up the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Tuesday will weigh in on a proposed Mount Abraham Union High School budget for the 2013-2014 year that features $13,812,984 in spending.
That figure represents and increase of just under 2 percent, compared to the $13,542,142 approved for the current fiscal year.
Town Meeting Day 2013 is right around the corner. Brush up on what's on tap for each Addison County town in our town meeting previews.
BRISTOL — At a Monday evening public hearing on a proposed expansion of the Bristol firehouse, a handful of residents — many who live near the facility — raised questions about the size of the building and the speed with which the proposal is being pushed on voters.
On Town Meeting Day, Bristol residents will vote on a $375,000 bond to fund an architectural design to expand the fire department’s North Street facility and to purchase a neighboring lot at 2 Garfield St. to accommodate the expansion.