November 5th, 2012
On the whole, the proposed Bristol town plan is one town residents should pass. We congratulate the Planning Commission and the Bristol selectboard for working through a litany of issues and, after eight years and a rejection of the previous town plan, proposing a plan the public can finally support.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury is a valuable resource to our community in many ways. One population group that the library works closely with is the senior community in Addison County. From classes and reading groups, to lecture series and bridge groups, the library is a venue where seniors get excellent opportunities to stay engaged through their retirement.
MONKTON — On the morning of Oct. 13, former Town Clerk Carmelita “Carmie” and Rod Burritt were invited to go leaf peeping by their son, Chris, and daughter-in-law, Robin. “Not much to see, mostly yellows and a lot of leaves have already fallen,” said Carmie. With urging from Rod (who knew what the game plan was), Robin and Chris, she consented to the ride.
MIDDLEBURY — An opportunistic No. 2 U-32 squad topped the No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team, 1-0, in overtime in a Wednesday Division II semifinal played at Middlebury College, ending the Eagles’ quest for the program’s first title since 2007.
The 11-5-1 Eagles earned more territory throughout the game, especially in the first half, but the 14-1 Raiders’ speedy forwards created just as many chances, and their pressure paid off 4:09 into overtime.
MIDDLEBURY — Arguably the finest season in the history of the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer program came to an end on Thursday, when No. 5 Burlington blanked top-seeded MUHS, 2-0, in a Division I semifinal in what was the Tigers’ first appearance in a state semifinal in 34 years.
Despite the seeding, the result was not an upset. The 14-2-1 Seahorses’ only losses had come on the road to Champlain Valley and Essex, the teams that battled in double overtime in Thursday’s other D-I semifinal, won by CVU, 1-0.
HARTFORD – Top-seeded host Hartford knocked an injury-plagued No. 5 Middlebury Union High School football team out of the Division I playoffs, 34-0, in a Friday night semifinal.
The 10-0 Hurricanes will be seeking their 26th straight win and their third straight title and fifth in six years when they face No. 2 BFA-St. Albans on Saturday at South Burlington.
11/2 #5 MUHS at #1 Hartford ................ 34-0
11/3 #4 Mt. Abe at #1 Woodstock ....... 58-7
10/31 #2 U-32 vs. #3 Mt. Abe ......... 1-0 (OT)
In the race for president, set aside everything you know about the two candidates for a moment and reflect on the country you want to live in. Is it a country whose foundation is to strengthen the whole, or to strengthen the individual? Is it a country willing to help those less fortunate or do all Americans fend for themselves? Is it a country that employs a tax policy that seeks to spread wealth, or is it a country that favors a growing gap between rich and poor?