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June 1st, 2015
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball action last week as the regular season ended, Middlebury won twice and clinched a first-round home game, both Vergennes and Mount Abraham won on the road, and Otter Valley was upset on the road.
Playoffs will begin this week with games on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/27 S. Burlington vs. MUHS 10-7
5/30 Burlington vs. MUHS 8-5
5/28 VUHS vs. Montpelier 17-9
5/28 MUHS vs. St. Albans 16-7
5/28 Mt. Abe vs. OV 13-5
5/30 Mt. Abe vs. Randolph 16-3
5/30 MUHS vs. Essex 12-11
5/30 Burr & Burton vs. OV 19-4
If you missed the recent release of U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of the top high schools across the nation, you missed that Stowe High School was rankedNo. 1 in Vermont and No. 296 in the nation.
You also missed that the rankings considered standardized test scores, college readiness and teacher-student ratios as the criteria for the magazine’s selection. Fifteen high schools in Vermont were ranked as Silver Medal schools. Stowe, with 399 students, was the only Vermont school to receive a Gold-Medal ranking.
I recently read with interest some of the “public” comments regarding proposed Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) safety improvements at Middlebury State Airport (“Neighbors pan airport expansion proposal,” Addison Independent, Monday, May 25, 2015).
Adapted from a poem by Kathy Chencharik in Green Living
They’d like to expand the airport
right in your neighborhood.
They’ll do it in the name of safety
and for the common good.
There’s been but one accident,
completely unrelated to the runway’s size.
But when someone dangles money,
you know others will be after the prize.
This expansion is sorely needed
BURLINGTON — “BERRR-NIE, BERRR-NIE, BERRR-NIE,” roared the enthusiastic, hometown crowd of 5,000 supporters as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took the stage late Tuesday afternoon at Burlington’s Waterfront Park to kick off his presidential campaign.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board has made final its third budget proposal for the 2015-2016 school year — a $10,258,933 spending plan — to place before Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on June 9.
The board at a meeting Saturday morning agreed with ANwSU and VUHS administrators to cut $55,000 from the plan defeated by 722-676, or 46 votes, on May 5.