September 26th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Members and friends of the United Methodist Church in Middlebury met on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, and affirmed the new direction of their ministry. Don Jochum, church lay leader and chair of the new coordinating committee presided.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team opened its season with two disappointments, an overtime loss at Amherst when the Panthers were missing their entire freshman class due to a scheduling conflict, and a weather-shortened tie at Keene State, a game they were dominating.
But since then, the Panthers have looked like the team that played well enough in 2012 to host an NCAA Division III regional, the program’s seventh NCAA appearance.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ and boys’ cross-country runners each finished third among four teams on Tuesday in the Eagles’ only home meet of the season.
The Eagle girls were paced by senior Natalie May, who was sixth in 22:12, while junior Chris Carter took fourth to lead the Mount Abe boys.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer action on Tuesday, Mount Abraham won on the road to reach the midpoint of the regular season with an unbeaten record, Vergennes won at home in double overtime to reach .500, and Middlebury lost at home. Otter Valley (3-3) was idle earlier this week.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/23 OV vs. Fair Haven .......................... 4-0
9/25 CVU vs. MUHS ................................ 1-1
9/25 Rutland vs. OV ................................ 2-1
9/25 Mt. Abe vs. S. Burlington.................. 1-0
9/23 Mill River vs. MUHS........................ 4-1
ADDISON COUNTY — At approximately 7 p.m. on this past Saturday, Sept. 21, Vermont State Police were called to a horse vs. vehicle collision in the Monkton Boro in Monkton
Driver David Wood, 61, of South Burlington told Trooper Armstrong that he and his wife were headed to a friend’s house when a large, dark-colored horse came running onto the roadway. Wood said that by the time the horse was visible it was too late to avoid the collision.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of issues in a busy week between Sept. 16 and 22.
In that time frame, city police:
• On Sept. 16 dealt with a dispute between two women and a man angry because a car had been parked in his driveway. Police said the woman who owned the car thought the home was not occupied, and both women were upset because they felt threatened by the man’s behavior. Police said they are considering charging the man with disorderly conduct.
I was tired after teaching my third class last Tuesday, and I felt like going home and resting. But instead of heading for the comforts of home, I went to the middle school, along with hundreds of other people. Most of us were there because we oppose the pipeline that would carry fracked gas through Addison County on route to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y.