June 3rd, 2015
The agreement to form the first Brandon/Leicester/Salisbury Insect Control District was approved by the voters in April 1978 and a union municipal district corporation (in accordance with all the requirements of title 24 Chapter 121 §4861–§4866 Vermont statutes) was formed.
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wholeheartedly supports the expansion of the Middlebury State Airport. As an organization whose goal is to support the economic prosperity and opportunities for the businesses and people of Addison County, we believe the expansion is much needed.
BRISTOL — It took eight innings, 12 stranded Eagle baserunners, key defensive plays, undoubtedly some bitten nails, and finally one clutch hit for the No. 5 Mount Abraham Union High School softball team to advance past visiting No. 11 Lake Region on Tuesday, 3-2.
ESSEX — Track and field athletes from Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high schools placed in the top six in individual events at Saturday’s major Essex Invitational, with their efforts highlighted by MUHS junior Hannah Buttolph, who tied for first in the girls’ high jump.
A Commodore boys’ and a Tiger girls’ relay team also posted top finishes in the last meet before this Saturday’s Division II Championship, which Fair Haven Union will host.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes Union High School baseball team pulled off an upset in the Division II playoffs on Tuesday, but the season came to an end for the Mount Abraham and Otter Valley squads in first-round D-II games on the road. Middlebury had already failed to qualify for the D-I postseason.
The No. 14 Commodores edged host No. 3 Milton, 4-3, in their first-round game, winning a playoff game just a year after the school lacked the numbers to field a varsity team.
ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Union High School boys earned the top seed in Division I to highlight local lacrosse news earlier this week. They were set to host a quarterfinal later this week, while the Tiger girls won a first-round game.
As the playoffs got under way on Tuesday, the Vergennes boys lost an opening-round Division II game on the road.
Also in D-II, on Wednesday afternoon the No. 9 Mount Abraham boys (8-8) upset No. 8 U-32 (8-8), but the No. 16 Otter Valley boys (1-15) fell No. 1 Rice.
They’re talking about bringing Major League baseball back to Montreal. How great would that be!
“They” are Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, big boys who can make things happen, or at least get things started.
It’s a long way off, no doubt, until expansion or relocation brings an MLB team to La Metropole. Manfred has said that the “big thing” for Montreal is to have an “adequate facility to support baseball over the long haul.”
ADDISON COUNTY — In first-round Division II softball playoff action on Tuesday, Middlebury advanced with a home win, but Vergennes and Otter Valley lost on the road.
Mount Abraham also played on Tuesday; see story.
The No. 5 Tigers blanked visiting No. 12 Woodstock, 6-0, as pitcher Payton Buxton tossed a one-hit shutout, her third in the past five games, striking out 12 and walking two. A two-out hit in the seventh spoiled her no-hit bid. She has allowed just two runs in her past five starts.