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November 14th, 2013
We all remember where we were when we heard the news.
I was in Miss Howard’s classroom.
It’s funny the little things you recall from 50 years ago. Miss Howard was young, pretty and friendly. But she was overweight, and everyone knew she would have a hard time finding a husband.
My classmates and I spent the time before and after school that fall playing touch football, and arguing about whether the ball carrier had actually been touched with two hands or just one.
The Middlebury Union High School football team defeated South Burlington at the Divsion I state championship game in Rutland on Saturday evening. The undefeated Tigers, who beat South Burlington earlier this season, fell behind early, 6-0, but rallied to carry a 13-6 lead into halftime. MUHS scored twice in the second half and won 26-6.
See a full account of the game and photos in Monday's Addison Independent — online and on your newsstand.
If you’re thinking of getting into a written squabble, Mark Twain once wrote, “never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”
It’s a joke most aptly applied to the days of yore when newspapers, run by mavericks like William Randolph Hearst and others in the peak of Yellow Journalism (1895-8), were, let’s say, sometimes less than ethical.
Flu season is upon us yet again.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey trimmed No. 7 Harwood on Wednesday, 1-0, in a Division II semifinal played at Middlebury College.
The Eagles dominated the action on the artificial turf surface and outshot Harwood, 18-0. Wednesday’s loss left the Highlanders at 11-6 and ended their bid for a fourth straight D-II championship.
Wednesday brought mostly good news for local high school teams playing first-round playoff games, with two higher seeds advancing and two lower-seeded squads pulling off road upsets.
Halloween: I’m just not that into it.
Oh, I like the subversive part where kids openly demand — and receive — candy from random adults. I’m just not crazy about costumes.
It may stem partly second grade, when I missed Halloween altogether. On Oct. 30 I came down with chicken pox — all the rage in those days. I tried to convince my mother that I could still trick-or-treat since my costume would hide my condition. No dice.
Maybe we can't really help our kids....
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