April 26, 2017

Honors for ex-CVU gridder Matt Long

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Matt Long was recently awarded a plaque as an inductee into the 2014 class of the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
The award requires outstanding skills on the gridiron but also brains in the classrooms. A recipient must have at least a 3.2 grade average for his entire college time.
Players at Division 2 and Division 3 schools are eligible for consideration.
Long’s football travels took him from an all-state end at Champlain Valley Union High to Wesleyan University. There, he became a key player for the Cardinals, who in his senior season last fall rolled up a 7-1 record and co-championship with Middlebury and Trinity of NESCAC. It was the team’s best season in 40 years.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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