In 2014 the Vergennes Union High School board responded appropriately to a rejected budget by resubmitting a budget that more closely reflected the reality that we have to live within our means.
Fast forward to the defeated 2015 proposal that increased spending by 11 percent (a staggering number by any measure), and one would assume that the next proposal would once again be more realistic, yet the opposite is being submitted for a revote.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team closed Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal on a 4-0 run to earn a 9-8 victory over visiting Amherst (9-7).
Do you want Vermont to be sick? Have you noticed the amount of litter in our state? Littering can turn our Green Mountains into Yuck Valleys. There are days when many of us go for walks with pets or rides with family and we notice litter on our roadsides, in our lakes, and on our forest trails. Third- and fourth-graders from Leicester Central School believe that people should not litter our state because it destroys our environment.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ tennis team defeated visiting Springfield on Monday, 4-2, for the Otters’ first win of the spring.
The Otters won four of the five singles matches, while the Cosmos claimed the only contested doubles match.
In singles action:
• Sarah Young, OV, defeated Springfield’s Lexie Bellows, 8-6.
• Jenna Keith, OV, defeated Alex Fauver, SHS, 8-0.
• Cosmo Sadie Rice defeated Brenna Coombs, OV, 6-1, 6-0.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/28 MUHS vs. Mt. Mansfield................... 7-6
4/27 MUHS vs. Woodstock.................... 11-7
4/28 Milton vs. Mt. Abe......................... 17-11
4/28 VUHS vs. Randolph........................ 14-5
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action earlier this week, the Middlebury girls and boys and the Vergennes boys all posted wins to remain undefeated, while the Mount Abraham boys came up short.
As a community member, I support the Middlebury College students who are petitioning their board of directors to divest from fossil fuels.
CASTLETON — Middlebury Union High School senior quarterback and safety Austin Robinson earned top honors on Sunday at the 22nd annual National Football Foundation Vermont Chapter Awards Dinner, held at Castleton State College.
Robinson, already named the Vermont Gatorade Player of the Year after helping Middlebury Union to its second straight Division I state title, earned the PRIDE of Vermont Award presented to the state’s premier football player.