May 19th, 2016
BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team coasted at Burlington on Tuesday, 16-6, to snap a two-game skid and improve to 8-2.
The Tigers held onto fourth place in Division I in a tightly packed race with the win.
Emma Donahue paced MUHS with seven goals vs. the 2-9 Seahorses, Satchel McLaughlin scored three goals and added three assists, and Emma Best scored three times. Tiger goalie Raven Payne finished with six saves, while Burlington goalie Koleigh Vachereau was credited with 20 stops.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s golf team finished in a 20th-place tie among 41 teams competing at the NCAA Division III tournament last week held at both the Mendon Golf Club and Midvale Country Club in Rochester. The Panthers’ season ended on May 11 after two days of play when they failed to make the cut to continue further in the event.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5/17 MUHS vs. Burlington 16-6
5/16 Woodstock vs. MUHS 10-7
5/16 Burlington vs. VUHS 18-5
5/16 OV vs. Randolph 10-7
5/17 Harwood vs. Mt. Abe 16-7
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued three citations to a Waltham man after an incident on Main Street on the evening of May 13.
Police cited Scott Bourdon, 28, for aggravated disorderly conduct, violations of conditions of release, and illegal possession of two prescription drugs.
ADDISON COUNTY — A Vermont State Police trooper observed a silver SUV traveling in excess of the posted 65 mph speed limit on Interstate 89 northbound near exit 12 in Williston on May 13 at around 6:30 p.m. State police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as 27-year-old Griffin Gilman of Middlebury.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Lillian Popiel, 27, of New Haven for driving under the influence (second offense) following a traffic stop on Route 23 on May 14.
Police said they measured Popiel’s blood-alcohol content at 0.119 percent; the legal limit is 0.08.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated a two-vehicle fender-bender, with minor injuries, on Route 7 South on May 9.
As a leadership vacuum sweeps through the Golden Dome in Montpelier, the race for Senate president pro tempore has taken on added significance. With other changes in political leadership looming—including races for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general—and a caucus for a new House Speaker, a premium on political experience, organization and people skills to forge consensus make Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, a good choice as the next leader of the Senate.
In politics, sometimes a step back is the right move.