March 23rd, 2017
AUBURN, Maine — Three Under-16 area girls’ ice hockey players will early next month head to Michigan to compete for a national championship.
Middlebury residents Alexis Bartlett and Abby Gleason and Cornwall resident Kate Donahue all skated for the Vermont Shamrocks team that won the Tier II New England Regional Championship this past weekend in Auburn, Maine.
The trio, also members of the Middlebury Union High School hockey team this past season, helped the Shamrocks go 4-0 against other competition from around the region in Auburn.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3/21 Midd. vs. Plattsburgh.................... 17-10
3/21 Midd. vs. RPI.................................. 17-3
It’s been another lousy year to be an Eastern skier. And another great year to be a fan of Middlebury College men’s basketball.
There’s little mystery about what’s happening to Vermont skiing. It used to be we’d have a lot of 30-degree days with snow. Now we have a lot of 35-degree days with rain.
Blame it on climate change. And expect it to get worse over time.
Back in the last century, we could always count on a January thaw of a couple days.
ADDISON COUNTY — On March 17 at around 8 p.m. Vermont State Police officers went to a seasonal camp on Fox Lane in Leicester in response to a report from the owner, who told police that there was a vehicle in the driveway and no one was supposed to be at the camp.
BRISTOL — Bristol police received a call on March 6 at 2:55 a.m. from a Munsill Avenue resident reporting that her neighbors were using and making drugs. The same complainant called again at 12:16 p.m. that day.
Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said that his officers did not respond because the caller has made dozens of false reports.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police handled a variety of incidents between March 13 and 19, including helping motorists during last week’s snowstorm, ticketing and ordering towed cars parked in violation of the town’s winter overnight ban, and handling cases of credit theft and alleged digital blackmail.
During those seven days, Middlebury police:
• On March 13 checked the welfare of a Jayne Court resident, who was found to be OK.
• On March 13 calmed an argument outside a Mead Lane apartment building.
VERGENNES — Last week’s major snowstorm kept Vergennes police busy. On March 14 and 15, police ticketed and ordered towed several vehicles left overnight on city streets in violation in the wintertime parking ban.
On March 14, Vergennes police and department of public works personnel helped several commercial and private vehicles northbound on Main Street that struggled to get up the hill near the bridge over Otter Creek. Several of the vehicles had slid off the road.
MIDDLEBURY — The Annual Addison County Hospice Fundraiser is coming up this weekend.
Our two local hospice agencies — Hospice Volunteer Services and Addison County Home Health and Hospice — are holding this major fundraiser, which, as usual, includes a raffle for a huge vacation. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at a big event at the Middlebury Inn this Saturday, March 25, 4-6 p.m. The ticket drawing party will also feature silent and live auctions with comedic calling by Tim Buskey.