MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Rutland on Saturday defeated the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team, 4-0, in the Tigers’ home opener, taking advantage of five Tiger penalties to score two power-play goals and, in the eyes of MUHS Coach Derek Bartlett, wearing down his team by forcing them to play shorthanded so often.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team enjoyed its home opener on Saturday, cruising to a 6-0 victory over visiting Missisquoi.
The win moved the Division II Tigers to 2-0, with both wins vs. D-I foes: They defeated host Colchester on Wednesday, 3-1.
The early results have the Tigers feeling optimistic, said defender and assistant captain Paige Viens, who believes MUHS will continue to improve.
NEW HAVEN — New Haven’s annual Winterfest celebration is set this year for Saturday, Dec. 14.
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Attendees can bundle up, get some hot cocoa or coffee at the Congregational Church and come across the street to the town green for the Memorial Tree Lighting.
On the green families can decorate the tree, warm their hands by the fire barrels, sing carols and roast marshmallows and chestnuts with the community while waiting for Santa to arrive at the bandstand around 5:15 p.m. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will be offered.
GOSHEN — After 40 years of providing groomed Nordic skiing opportunities, Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen has turned in its grooming equipment and is returning to a simpler model of providing recreation opportunities to outdoor enthusiasts. For the 2013-2014 season Blueberry Hill will provide ski and snowshoe opportunities on trails that will remain ungroomed.
BRIDPORT — What happens when an English-born, Long Island housewife moves her family to rural Bridport, Vt., in the early 1960s to run a country store?
“The Red Brick Pantry,” a new book by Margaret (Rother) Nocca, tells the story of her and her family as they lived it in Bridport, just a few feet off Route 22A. Proceeds from the sale of this slim volume, whimsically illustrated by the author, benefit the Bridport Historical Society.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The finest season in the history of the Middlebury College women’s soccer program came to an end on Friday, when the Panthers lost to top-ranked Trinity University, 2-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal played in Trinity’s home town of San Antonio.
Trinity lost to William Smith, 2-0, in Saturday’s final, even though Trinity outshot William Smith, 24-12.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
12/14 MUHS Girls at Bratt. ........... 4:45 p.m.
12/18 Hartford at MUHS Girls ....... 4:45 p.m.
12/18 St. Albans at MUHS Boys ....... 7 p.m.
12/21 MUHS Girls at B&Burton .... 5:45 p.m.
12/21 MUHS Boys at Lyndon ....... 4:15 p.m.
There are numerous reasons to oppose the granting of a permit by the Public Service Board to Vermont Gas Systems Inc. in its attempt to build a gas pipeline to International Paper in Ticonderoga, N.Y. One of the reasons many of the residents of Cornwall have coalesced in opposition is to try to protect the sanctity of private property. This should be of concern to all Vermonters.