January 16th, 2017
VERGENNES — As usual, Friday’s game between the Mount Abraham Union High School boys and the host Commodores packed the Vergennes gym.
Even more than usual, with the backdrop of the battling student section chants, the cheerleading acrobatics and the VUHS pep band’s tight brass section, fans got their money’s worth in the duel between the friendly rivals.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Saturday earned arguably its biggest and certainly its most dramatic win of the winter, scoring three times in the final 6:27 to erase a 2-0 deficit and defeat previously unbeaten U-32, 3-2.
Sparking the comeback was senior Brett Viens, who plays the hybrid center/defenseman position in the Tigers two-up, three-back system.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team remained unbeaten with a pair of victories last week. The 7-0-1 Tigers are locked in a battle for the top spot in Division I with Essex (8-1) and Rutland (8-1-1).
The Tigers have tied Rutland on the road and will visit four-time champion Essex on Saturday in the first meeting this winter between the programs. Essex defeated host Rutland, 3-1, on Saturday, and the Hornets’ lone loss came in their opener to Beekmantown, N.Y.
1/11 Colchester vs. MUHS....................... 1-1
1/14 MUHS vs. U-32................................. 3-2
1/11 MUHS vs. Burl/Colchester................ 4-0
1/14 MUHS vs. Northfield......................... 7-0
MIDDLEBURY — The former owner of Connor Homes has been meeting this week with potential lenders in hopes of re-acquiring the Route 7 business in Middlebury within the next two weeks.
Mike Connor confirmed on Tuesday he has reached out to the USDA, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Addison County Economic Development Corp. and various banks for advice and/or loans in an effort to forge a deal with Connor Homes’ current ownership, led by investor Sam Pryor.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College community will reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a series of four “Remembering MLK” events beginning on Friday, Jan. 13, and running through Saturday, Jan. 21.
FERRISBURGH — Long-simmering tensions between the Ferrisburgh selectboard and elected Town Treasurer Garrit Smits surfaced again recently, when board members canceled Smits’ town credit card after a dispute over whether he should have raised its spending limits.
NEW HAVEN — While today’s customer is a lot likelier to purchase a Kit Kat candy bar than a horse harness, the Village Green Market has been supplying New Haven residents — and acting as an important center for community life — for over 200 years. As the market’s new owners, New Haven native John Roleau and his wife, Margo, will carry on that longstanding tradition.
The Roleaus purchased the store in late December, are carrying out a few renovations and plan to reopen later this month.