November 3rd, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Oct. 28 meeting looked at five different possibilities for an updated and/or reconfigured city hall first floor, all drawn up by architect and former council member Christopher Pettibon.
MIDDLEBURY — Last year at this time, members of the Congregational Church of Middlebury were staring at four major capital projects totaling a combined $2.5 million to repair and expand their majestic worship hall at 27 North Pleasant St.
Two down, two to go.
MIDDLEBURY — Poetry readings generally last one hour — not even the most devoted versaholic is expected to sit still any longer. So when I heard that the Middlebury College Department of Classics had organized a three-day marathon reading of a single poem, Virgil’s epic The Aeneid, I had to see for myself.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — On Oct. 26, 2013, the No. 5 Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team had its high hopes of the program’s first-ever championship dashed.
On that day, vs. No. 5 Harwood in a Division II quarterfinal, the Eagles earned edges of 10-1 in corner kicks and 8-5 in shots on goal, but lost, 2-1, in overtime.
That loss continued frustration for a program that had lost in a semifinal in 2012, and in 2011 earned a No. 4 seed but was upset in OT by a No. 13 seed.
MIDDLEBURY — The next game for the undefeated defending Division I champion Middlebury Union High School football team is the D-I final at Rutland High School on Saturday, and the next opponent is also undefeated St. Johnsbury.
On this past Friday, the top-seeded, 10-0 Tigers posted their fourth shutout in their past five games, 42-0, over visiting No. 5 Colchester. On Saturday, No. 2 St. Johnsbury defeated No. 3 Essex, 26-6.
MIDDLEBURY — In a Wednesday Division I field hockey semifinal played at Middlebury College, No. 4 Middlebury Union High School fell to No. 1 Essex, 2-0.
Essex, the defending champion, improved to 13-0-1 and went on to defeat Champlain Valley, 2-1, for the title on Saturday. The 8-5-2 Tigers suffered only their second loss in eight games, both to Essex.
BRANDON/FAIRFAX — In Division III high school football semifinals on Saturday, No. 1 Otter Valley won, but No. 6 Mount Abraham came up short in its attempt at a second straight playoff upset.
The Otters ousted visiting No. 4 Windsor, 43-14, while host No. 2 BFA-Fairfax blanked the Eagles, 14-0.
MONTPELIER — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 15, and ends Sunday, Nov. 30.
A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip. The main beam counts as a point, regardless of length. Spike-antlered deer, mostly yearlings, are protected during this season.