February 9th, 2015
It seems a week doesn’t goes by without someone in the media bemoaning the lack of job opportunities for young people in Vermont. While Vermont is an attractive place to live, we need professional jobs to keep our population rooted. The solar industry, while not new, has seen remarkable growth as costs have become affordable, and accessible programs like community solar arrays pop up. Turns out that deploying clean, renewable technology necessitates a significant workforce.
On Thursday, Jan. 29, you reported on candidates running for Vergennes City Council. I would like to take the time to offer more information on Jeff Fritz.
A Jan. 29 letter to the editor of the Addison Independent, by John Burton of Cornwall, unfairly and unjustly criticizes Rev. Barnaby Feder, minister of Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Defending Division I girls’ hockey champion Essex outlasted host Middlebury on Saturday by 4-1, a score that included two empty-net goals for Essex in the final 46 seconds.
The defending D-II champion Tigers, who moved up to D-I this winter, outshot the Hornets, 28-22, including by 24-10 after a first-period that saw the Hornets take a 2-0 lead.
The result tightened up the D-I standings with home playoff ice at stake as the regular season nears its end.
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury won its sixth straight game, this time at Mount Abraham’s expense, to highlight local high school boys’ basketball action late last week. In other action, Otter Valley won on the road and Vergennes split two games.
TIGERS OVER EAGLES
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes split a pair of games to highlight a tough stretch for local high school girls’ basketball teams late last week, when Mount Abraham saw a winning streak end and Otter Valley and Middlebury each lost twice.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won two of three recent games to improve to 10-5-2. The Tigers entered this week still in fourth place in Division II with a pair of tough road games on tap, at U-32 (9-7-1) on Wednesday and at first-place Missisquoi on Saturday.
On this past Wednesday the Tigers blanked host Hartford, 4-0, behind the 16-save goaltending of Sawyer Ryan. Nathan Lalonde, Tyler Crowningshield, Andrew Gleason and Brett Viens scored for the Tigers.