February 24th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — Both girls’ and boys’ Middlebury Union High School hockey teams won key games on Wednesday to each earn top seeds in Division II.
The Tiger girls withstood a third-period rally from visiting Burr & Burton to prevail, 5-2, and improve to 16-3-1. The Bulldogs are 15-3-2 and earned the No. 2 seed in D-II, while Northfield (15-3-2) is seeded third and Stowe (10-10) is the No. 4 seed.
ADDISON COUNTY — Two rivalry games spiced up local high school boys’ basketball play late last week as the four local teams jockeyed for playoff position in their final regular season action.
Middlebury won both of those games, at the expense of Mount Abraham and Vergennes, and sealed a first-round Division I home game by doing so.
RIPTON/HANCOCK — The Middlebury College ski team this past weekend finished third at its own winter carnival, which also served as this winter’s Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association championship. The NCAA meet is up next for the Panthers; it will be hosted by the University of Utah from March 5 to 8.
In the past several months, opponents to moving the municipal building and athletic facility in Middlebury to its proposed new sites have zeroed in on a few alleged faults of the plan. In each case, those allegations have been proven wrong.
Here’s a brief rundown of those issues as they apply to Article 6 that Middlebury residents will vote on by Australian ballot on March 4:
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2/19 MUHS Boys vs. St. J. ............ 4-3 (OT)
2/19 MUHS Girls vs. Burr & Burton ......... 5-2
2/19 MUHS vs. Mt. Abe ....................... 65-50
2/21 MUHS vs. VUHS ......................... 65-40
I will be voting for the new town hall plan. I have heard the pro and con voices — many measured and thoughtful — and none of the alternatives being offered stack up financially, practically and aesthetically for me. To my pocketbook, to my reason and to my eye, this deal is a win-win-win.
I was on my way in to Middlebury Feb. 14 along with my son and two dogs on Route 30 in Cornwall. I hit a patch of ice, skidded across the road and rolled over the car.??Three people (a couple and a nurse) stopped immediately and came to my rescue. The man was able to open my car door and release my seatbelt. They comforted me, my son, and dogs and kept us safe until the ambulance and police arrived.