April 7th, 2014
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team continued its recent surge by defeating visiting Bates on Saturday, 10-7. The Panthers used a 4-1 third-quarter run to erase a 5-4 deficit en route to the NESCAC victory.
The Panthers, winners of their last three, improved to 5-5 overall and 4-3 in NESCAC play. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday with a game at Springfield. The Bobcats dropped to 4-6, 1-6 in league play.
LEWISTON, Maine – The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team rallied past host Bates on Saturday, 7-6, by outscoring the Bobcats in the second half, 5-1.
The Panthers, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, improved to 9-1, 6-1 in NESCAC play. They will host Cortland on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and defending league and national champion Trinity on Saturday at 2 p.m. Bates, ranked No. 14, dropped to 7-5, 3-4 in league play.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/5 MUHS Girls vs. Burr & Burton ....... 13-12
4/5 MUHS Boys vs. Woodstock............. 17-5
4/5 OV Boys at Randolph...................... Ppd.
4/5 U-32 at Mt. Abe Boys........... Ppd. to 4/12
I was struck by a headline in the April 2 Burlington Free Press: “Conservation department updates plan to clean up Lake Champlain.” Here we are, the state of Vermont, trying to clean up the lake, yet Vermont Gas Systems (owned by a Canadian corporation, Gaz Métro) wants to lay a natural gas pipeline under the lake to feed the profits of International Paper, who owns a mill in New York state.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is the largest business and economic development organization in northern New York and the Lake Champlain region, representing more than 4,200 predominantly small employers across Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton and northern Warren counties. We are strategically committed to the sustainable economic future of our shared, bi-state Champlain Valley region, working actively over the last 20 years across the lake on such endeavors as the Lake Champlain Basin Plan.
This week’s writer is Goshen resident William J. Mathis, a former Rutland Northeast superintendent and the managing director of the National Education Policy Center, which has researched school consolidations nationally.
When the press release named me as the only state board of education member who voted against the Legislature’s consolidation plan, the perfectly predictable result was a stampede of reporters asking me, “Why?” Here’s my answer:
The bill is ghost dancing.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel updated on Friday a Vergennes police log item published in the Addison Independent on Thursday, stating that his department no longer believes that funds were embezzled late last month from the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.
The department began an investigation on March 24 into an amount of $10,000 or slightly more that was reported missing, Merkel said, and last week learned that a source outside the office was responsible for the missing funds.