May 10th, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham split a pair of games, while Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley came up short.
On Thursday, the Eagles defeated host Missisquoi, 12-10.Mike Jeromepicked up his third pitching win of the spring and also helped spark the Mount Abe offense with two singles and three runs.George Baileyadded two hits and scored a run, andTy CombsandMatt Mullins each had two hits and two RBIs.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/8 S. Burlington vs. MUHS.................... 13-6
5/6 Rice vs. Mt. Abe............................... 15-8
5/8 MUHS vs. Colchester...................... 15-6
5/8 Rutland vs. OV................................ 19-5
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team won its opening round NCAA Division III tournament game on Wednesday, but was eliminated on Saturday by NESCAC rival Amherst. The 11th-ranked Panthers finished at 13-6 after reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years.
On Wednesday, the Panthers opened at home with a 17-8 first-round win over Montclair State (13-6). The Panthers led, 9-7, in the third quarter and then scored six straight goals to ice the win.
This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.
In the Addison Independent’s Legislative Review last week (April 30, 2015), Rep. Fred Baser concluded with comments in opposition to a House bill mandating paid sick days for Vermont workers. I happen to know Fred Baser and have sat across from him in labor negotiations. I am of the opinion that he is intelligent, personable and fair-minded, but I think that he is wrong in opposing paid sick days for Vermont’s workers.
I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Kelly Boe Memorial Bike Ride on May 4. The glorious weather and many friendly faces brought much comfort to me and my daughters. There was such a community of folks riding for biking safety, to honor Kelly’s memory, to support my girls and me, and for various other reasons. Some participants were expert bikers; some had not ridden in years; and some of the riders had to borrow bikes. I saw many familiar faces from Addison and Chittenden counties. I rode in the middle of the pack surrounded by positive energy.
Robert Kennedy Jr. continued his nationwide anti-vaccine tour with a stopover in Vermont this Tuesday, spreading his campaign of misinformation and misguided claims that the Centers for Disease Control was corrupt and in the hip pocket of “big pharma.” A Vermont-based anti-vaccine group sponsored Kennedy’s visit to Montpelier, paying for his flight and expenses in a last-minute effort to dissuade the Legislature from cutting out the philosophical exemption that currently allows parents to avoid school-mandated vaccinations when children enter kindergarten.
MIDDLEBURY — Members of the Addison County judiciary are warning that a dramatic surge in the number of juvenile cases is stretching court staff to the limit and in some cases deferring the legal process for adult defendants whose cases must, by state law, take a backseat to justice for young victims and defendants.