MIDDLEBURY — The 2013 season couldn’t have started much better for the Middlebury Union High School football team this past Friday night.
In the Tigers’ home and season opener vs. Essex, they scored touchdowns on four of their first five possessions, held the Hornets to nine first downs, outgained Essex in total yards gained by 349-183, looked crisp in their new no-huddle offense, got solid play from a rebuilt offensive line, and coasted to a 35-7 victory.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School football team’s home opener on Saturday against Fair Haven was going really well … until it wasn’t.
The Otters took a 12-6 lead into halftime, only to see it slip away in the second half as the Slaters rallied to win the game, 36-20.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
8/30 MUHS vs. Essex .......................... 35-7
8/31 Fair Haven vs. OV ...................... 36-20
8 31 U-32 vs. Mt. Abe ......................... 48-38
8/30 OV vs. Hartford ....................... 3-2 (OT)
9/3 Mt. Mansfield at MUHS .................. Ppd.
9/3 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester.................... 10-0
One of the legitimate uses of town tax dollars is the creation of public space in the form of parks, town recreation areas and perservation of historic areas or structures that would otherwise fall into decay. To that end, a worthy deal is in the making through which the Middlebury Area Land Trust would deed to the town the historic powerhouse at the north end of the Otter Creek falls in downtown Middlebury.
Middlebury College has made enormous contributions to the well-being of Addison County. That’s all the more reason why its hasty decision not to divest out of fossil fuel companies “at this time” is so puzzling.
The three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation must decide whether to support President Obama’s request that Congress authorize the use of military force against Syria in response to the Assad government’s chemical weapons attack on communities near Damascus. As of Sept. 3, none of the members of the delegation had made a firm statement about how he will vote.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 31 talked down a juvenile male who had threatened to commit suicide by jumping off the Cross Street Bridge. Police said the youth was then taken to Porter Hospital for counseling.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Helped calm a child at a Seminary Street residence on Aug. 26.
• Assisted a Jayne Court resident who wanted a man removed from her residence on Aug. 26.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued a pair of citations to Vergennes residents on Thursday, Aug. 29, that stemmed from earlier incidents. One citation resulted from the completion of an ongoing investigation, and the other from an allegedly positive drug test.
On the 29th city police cited Jessica L. Whitney, 26, of East Street for uttering a forged instrument. Police allege that Whitney knowingly wrote bad checks on a closed account earlier this summer. An investigation remains open, police said, and further charges in this case are possible.