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June 23rd, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — Dan Smith, the current president of Vermont Technical College, has been hired as the next president and CEO of the Middlebury-based Vermont Community Foundation.
Smith brings to the Community Foundation experience in public service, organizational planning and development, as well as a strong legal background, VFC officials said in a release Tuesday announcing his hiring.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team opened with one road win on Sunday at Franklin County sandwiched between home losses on Saturday and Monday to Essex and Colchester, respectively
AC was set to play at Stowe on Wednesday night before returning home on Thursday for a rematch with Colchester. AC will visit S.D. Ireland on Sunday for a doubleheader, host Montpelier on June 28 and 30 at 5:30 p.m. both days, and host Franklin County for a twin bill on July 2 beginning at 11 a.m.
To the delight of all who revel in the grace and beauty of nature, bald eagles are soaring above New England in numbers unseen for over a century. We’ve come a long way since the days when poor farming and logging practices denuded our forests, choking streams with silt and compromising the food chain. We now know that if you degrade the eagle’s habitat and pollute the water, you affect the entire web of life, including fish-eating birds in the skies above.
SALISBURY — Vermont Sun Fitness Centers staged their first two Triathlons of the season on Saturday, the sprint distance Vermont Sun Triathlon and the Olympic distance Lake Dunmore Triathlon. The events were held simultaneously at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore and on surrounding roads.
Jason Franks of Burlington, 33, won the sprint race in 59:44 seconds, breaking the one-hour mark for the third time in his career. That mark has only been broken 11 times in over 15,000 Lake Dunmore finishes and only Steve Hare, in 1995 and 1996, has done it more than once.
FERRISBURGH — Wrestling Insider Magazine, known as WIN, in its June edition picked Vergennes Union High School junior 185-pound champion Brandon Cousino as its Vermont Wrestler of the Year.
Cousino, a Ferrisburgh resident, was the only Vermont wrestler to post an undefeated regular season, a record that included victories in several challenging out-of-state tournaments as well as all in-state competition and the Vermont championship meet in late February.
WEST HAVEN — Bristol’s Josh Masterson and Ferrisburgh’s Brad Bertrand both won races on Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Masterson ran to his third consecutive win to open the season in the Central Vermont Motorcycles Late Model division. Masterson swept both halves of a two-segment, cumulatively scored race. Despite being tangled up in three incidents in the second leg; he scored a perfect two-point low total tally. Ferrisburgh’s Jamie Aube took fifth.
BRISTOL — Gale Green was the big winner in the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club’s annual Father’s Day Open this past Sunday. Green took the title in Class A with a 7-0 record. He tossed 180 ringers out of 242 shoes — that’s nearly three ringers in every 4 throws.
There were 65 competitors in the tourney at the Sodbusters’ Bristol courts.
Results were as follows, with the win-loss record, and ringer percentage:
MIDDLEBURY — Team Morgan prevailed on June 19 in the American Legion Forbes/Costello Tournament at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury. Team Maiden Lane took second place, followed by Adams Electric in third.