August 3rd, 2015
BRANDON — Members of Otter Valley Union’s Walking Stick Theatre Company are in the final weeks of rehearsal for their upcoming trip to Scotland and the famed Fringe Festival, a month-long, international celebration of performing arts.
DENVER — The Middlebury College baseball team suffered a rough season this past spring; the Panthers managed just four wins. But, despite the losing record, junior relief pitcher Mark Dickerson’s enthusiasm for the game remained strong as the NESCAC season drew to a close in early May.
So the six-foot, four-inch hurler decided to take his baseball skills west — at least for the summer.
MIDDLEBURY — A committee of NESCAC administrators has nominated recent Middlebury College graduate, outstanding runner and student, and Washington state resident Alison Maxwell for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. The award has been given annually since 1991. The 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on Oct. 18 in Indianapolis.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College earlier this summer announced its 2015 class of inductees into the Middlebury Athletics Hall of Fame class. Just the second class to be inaugurated, this year’s group includes graduates from five different decades, from as early as 1932 and as recent as 2001.
The class includes five men and five women who, combined, played a dozen different sports for the college. One of the inductees is also being honored for his service as a coach and administrator.
The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Nov. 7.
As a state senator, I’m used to getting missives from countless Vermonters who wish to weigh in on various subjects. But rarely do I get one from someone not even old enough to vote that is well researched and articulated on a controversial subject.
I am grateful to Transportation Secretary Sue Minter for coming to Middlebury to discuss the railroad bridge project, for her openness, and frankness, and willingness to listen to the concerns of the town. But I confess a continuing sense of unease as well.
I am writing in response to Zane Anthony’s letter in your July 27 paper, which takes aim at Middlebury College’s pro-pipeline support.
I am not a stranger to this fight and over the last several years have had discussions with the college on this issue. I was first told that that they did not take controversial stands in matters that didn’t relate to education. With the spin through the years of how “green” they are, this was an obvious sidestep. Of course these things need to be addressed.
This is a letter that I wrote to the Green Mountain Care Board as a follow-up to testimony that I gave at their public hearing on July 29 in Montpelier concerning a request by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont for yet another rate increase.