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THIS GRAPHIC SHOWS the proposed layout of a 5-megawatt solar array that would be developed by Encore Renewable Energy on land in Middlebury owned by Middlebury College. The solar panels would occupy approximately 30 acres to the south and west of South Street Extension; the Eddy Horse Farm is just to the east of the array. Graphic courtesy of Encore Renewable Energy
12/12/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Dec. 17 will decide whether to endorse the proposed location of a 5-megawatt solar farm off South Street Extension, a plan that has generated considerable opposition from neighbors and those who routinely walk the scenic stretch near the Eddy Farm for Horse & Rider. Around a dozen people showed up at the selectboard meeting this past Tuesday evening to give the panel food for thought in coming to a decision on the solar farm, which would be developed by Encore Renewable Energy on land owned by Middlebury College. The board listened intently to...
12/12/2019
NEW LONDON, N.H. — A shorthanded Middlebury College women’s basketball team on Saturday dropped its first game of the season, 72-65, to host Colby-Sawyer, which improved to 6-1. The Panthers were playing without two injured starters. Junior forward Betsy Knox, who is averaging about 17 points and 10 rebounds per game, sat with what is described as a minor knee injury, while freshman guard Gianna Palli missed the game with an undisclosed ailment suffered earlier last week in a win over Sage. The Panthers will wrap up their first semester with a Dec. 17 game at Nazareth next Tuesday at 4 p.m....
12/12/2019
CLINTON, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team won two NESCAC games on the road this past weekend to improve to 5-1 in league play, 6-2 overall. After defeating Amherst on Friday, 3-2, and Hamilton on Saturday, 3-0, the Panthers are in a three-way battle for the top of the league with Trinity (7-0, 4-0 NESCAC) and Williams (6-2, 5-1 NESCAC). The Panthers are now idle until their annual holiday tournament set for Jan. 3 and 4. They will take on St. Michael’s on the opening day at 4 p.m. On Saturday Middlebury goalie Brian Ketchabaw worked a 24-save shutout to backstop the Panthers in...

MORE THAN 200 Middlebury College students gathered in Mead Chapel Thursday afternoon to express solidarity with facilities, dining services and other campus staff, who they say are not being paid a living wage. College administrators say they are studying the issue. Independent photo/Steve James
12/09/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College junior Connor Wertz did not mince words in Mead Chapel on Thursday afternoon. “This morning, the Trump administration cut access to food stamps for 700,000 people, and the first metric that The New York Times gave was how much money that would save the government,” he told a crowd of more than 200 students, plus a handful of faculty and staff. “The same values that are behind Trump cutting hundreds of thousands of food stamps are the same values that let Middlebury (College) employees be on food stamps in the first place.” Wertz delivered his remarks as part of...

PANTHER JUNIOR FORWARD Alex Sobel, who scored a game-high 24 points, makes a crucial late-game steal from New England College point guard Calvin Cheek during the Panthers’s dramatic victory. Sobel soon afterward hit a free throw in the last second to give the home team the 88-87 win. Independent photo/Steve James
12/09/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The undefeated Middlebury College men’s basketball team got past New England College’s upset bid on Friday, 88-87, thanks in part to a last-second whistle, and on Sunday knocked off previously unbeaten host Stevens Institute, 76-66, with a quick start and strong defense. Coach Jeff Brown’s Panthers, ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III last week, improved to 9-0 with one more game before the college’s holiday break: Morrisville State visits at 3 p.m. on Dec. 16. The Panthers have thrived despite injuries: Senior forward Matt Folger, a 1,000-point scorer, was back this past weekend...
12/09/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team on Saturday protected its newly earned No. 2 ranking in NCAA Division III by blanking visiting Utica, 4-0. The Panthers took charge with two goals in the first period and outshot the 2-5 Pioneers, 45-12, in improving to 5-0-2. They are now off until Jan. 7, when they will host SUNY-Potsdam. Middlebury took the lead 4:02 into the game on a Jenna Letterie power-play goal. Utica goalie Bria Reilly stopped Madie Leidt’s shot from the left circle, but Letterie knocked in the rebound from the doorstep. The same combination struck again for the...

MIDDLEBURY’S MADIE LEIDT blocks a shot in the third period on Sunday as Plattsburgh State launches an all-out attack to get an equalizer in the Panther/Cardinal Classic final. The Panthers held on to win the game 2-1. Independent photo/Steve James
12/05/2019
MIDDLEBURY — On March 15, 2013, the Middlebury College women’s hockey team defeated Plattsburgh, 4-1, in an NCAA Division III semifinal. Since then, the Cardinals ruled the rivalry between the two D-III powers, winning every meeting … until this past Sunday. On Sunday the tables finally turned. Coach Bill Mandigo’s talented young Panthers knocked off top-ranked and undefeated Plattsburgh, 2-1, in the final of the annual Panther/Cardinal Classic in Kenyon Arena. Plattsburgh (8-1) retained its No. 1 ranking, but the 4-0-2 Panthers climbed from No. 8 to No. 2. The Cardinals entered the game...
12/05/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team won two road games last week to improve to 7-0. The Panthers, ranked No. 4 in this week’s NCAA Division III poll, will host New England College at 5 p.m. on Saturday before visiting currently undefeated Stevens Institute on Sunday. On Nov. 26 the Panthers led by as many as 20 points early in the second half before settling for an 87-77 win at Northern Vermont-Johnson (2-5). Middlebury led by 46-32 at the half, and stretched the advantage to 64-44 with 14:40 to go. Johnson cut the advantage to nine at one point, but came no closer. Max...
12/05/2019
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team split a pair of games against previously undefeated teams in this past weekend’s 22nd Annual PrimeLink Great Northern ShootOut in Plattsburgh, N.Y., including a victory over Norwich in Friday’s opening round. Norwich, now 8-1, entered the game as the No. 1 team in NCAA Division III. The 4-2 Panthers (3-1 NESCAC) return to action this weekend with a pair of games at league foe Amherst (2-3-1, 1-2 NESCAC). The Panthers topped the Cadets, 2-1 in overtime, on Friday before falling to No. 3 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 4-3, in...
12/05/2019
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team recently picked up three more victories to improve to 6-0. The Panthers will visit Colby-Sawyer on Saturday afternoon. On Nov. 26 the Panthers got past previously undefeated Castleton, 64-60, in overtime at home. After regulation ended in a 52-52 tie, The Panthers opened overtime with two Kira Waldman layups sandwiched around a three-point play from Betsy Knox for a 59-54 edge with 3:21 left. The Spartans (5-1) made it 62-60 on an Emilee Bose jumper with 1:20 remaining, but Knox nailed down the win with two free throws while the...

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