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October 8th, 2015
Sunday, October 4, last day of baseball’s regular season:
“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” — A. Bartlett Giamatti
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — For the fifth time in nine years, the Middlebury College men’s golf team won the 2015 NESCAC men’s golf championship qualifier, this time on this past Sunday on Williams College’s home course.
The victory means Coach Bill Beaney’s seven-time NESCAC champions will host the league’s championship tournament on April 30 and May 1, 2016, at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on campus. The winner of the event advances to the 2016 NCAA Division III championship tournament.
The local housing market is (finally) recovering in a real and measureable way. In Addison County the number of primary homes sold has increased by 19 percent during the first seven months of the year compared to last year. Statewide prices have increased by 6 percent so far in 2015.
As our esteemed political correspondent, retired Middlebury College professor Eric Davis, has noted, 2016 could be a fruitful election year for the Vermont Republican Party.
Lt. Gov. Phil Scott looks to be the favorite to be Vermont’s next governor. Meanwhile, the Legislature and its majority of Democrats has had to struggle to balance the books in the past few years. That process has meant some unpopular decisions, and it appears the GOP could pick up some House and Senate seats next year.
Thanks to fantasy football, I’ve rediscovered my love for the NFL. No, seriously.
I started watching pro football with my father when I was quite young. He taught me not only the basics of the game but also, inadvertently, how to yell at the TV using a spectacular array of expletives.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/5 OV vs. Woodstock................... 3-2 (OT)
10/6 Mt. Abe vs. Colchester..................... 3-2
10/6 Essex vs. MUHS.............................. 2-0
10/7 OV vs. Bellows Falls....................... 2-1
I write to suggest a solution to the town of Middlebury’s needed rail project: Replace one overpass, not two. I suggest this in the hope that the associated cost would be significantly less and that the construction timeline would be significantly shorter.