April 25, 2017

No S.D. Ireland Legion baseball team this year

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

After several summers of fielding an entry in the Vermont American Legion baseball league, the S. D. Ireland team will bow out this season.
“Unfortunately there was a lack of interest and commitment (by potential players),” said long time coach Jim Neidlinger in an e-mail to the Observer.
In the past, the S.D. Ireland-sponsored team fielded players from Champlain Valley Union High, Rice Memorial High and Mount Mansfield Union, depending on their residence towns.
Players might catch on with either South Burlington or Essex legion teams.


  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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