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Legion baseball nets first victory; season ends

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team on Sunday concluded its 2015 campaign by dropping a doubleheader to visiting Franklin County, but not before a split of a Thursday twin bill at Montpelier gave AC its first victory of the summer.

On Thursday, AC (1-17) dropped the opener to Montpelier, 12-5, before breaking through to win the nightcap, 13-8. Those games were originally scheduled in June.

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Driver whose car killed bicyclist charged only with DUI

Posted on July 21, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Holly Gonyeau, 36, of Ferrisburgh pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Middlebury to driving under the influence of alcohol during the June 17 accident that left a cyclist on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh dead, but she did not face more severe charges.

That DUI charge on which Gonyeau was arraigned on Monday carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $750 fine.

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State releases ANwSU tax rates

Posted on July 20, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Homestead Education Tax rates delayed by multiple Vergennes Union High School votes finally arrived in the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Friday morning, and they ranged from 2.69 to 3.44 cents higher than had been estimated by ANwSU officials.

Residential school tax rates will be rising by between 9.29 and 9.48 cents in Addison, Panton and Vergennes.

ANwSU estimates had called for increases of 6.0 to 6.6 cents in those communities.

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New life breathed into Vergennes Partnership

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing a Tuesday plea from Vergennes Partnership board members, who said their group has new energy, structure and ideas, the Vergennes City Council agreed to double city support for the partnership to $15,000.

Council members had already devoted $7,500 in their recently adopted general fund budget to the organization that is charged with promoting the economic health and appearance of downtown Vergennes. At their Tuesday meeting they voted unanimously to give another $7,500 from the city’s Water Tower Fund.

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City OKs land deal with mayor

Posted on July 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a final wrinkle officially ironed out, the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday approved spending $20,000 from the city’s Water Tower Fund to buy a 0.4-acre waterfront parcel from Mayor Bill Benton and his sister, Betsey Benton.

The long-awaited deal for a parcel next to the city docks — valued at $30,000 by Ferrisburgh appraiser Charlene Stavenow — had been held up until the title to an adjacent sliver of land could be cleared up.

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Marlins outswim Champs as Middlebury prevails in duel in the pool

Posted on July 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Marlins on Tuesday prevailed in this year’s matchup of Addison County’s Champlain Valley Swim League teams, 272-183, over the Vergennes Champs in a meet held at the Middlebury town pool.  

Six Marlins and three Champs won multiple races, including three Marlins who touched the wall first three times: Ellie Ross and Oliver Poduschnick in 12-and-under events, and Devon Kearns in U-14 races.

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Vergennes swimming falls just two points short

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ST. ALBANS — Host St. Albans on Thursday edged the Vergennes Champs, 236-234, in one of the closest Champlain Valley Swim League meets in memory. St. Albans won the final three races of the evening, three freestyle relays, to rally for the two-point victory.

Overall, the Sharks earned a seven-point edge in the relays by winning 10 of 19 contested events, including six of 10 free relay races.

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Marlins swimming swamps Winooski: next up are Champs

Posted on July 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WINOOSKI — The Middlebury Marlins coasted past host Winooski, 308-95, on July 7 in Champlain Valley Swim League action. The meet was moved to Winooski from the Middlebury town pool because of a conflict with the Festival on-the-Green in the Middlebury Recreation Park.

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Shoreland law seen as aiding lakes and residents

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Addison County lakefront property owners have been skeptical about Vermont’s Shoreland Protection Act, which became law in July 2014.

For example, at a February 2014 legislative breakfast in Bridport several attendees panned draft versions of the bill, and some local lawmakers also came out against it during the legislative process.

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Rolling thrones: Outhouse race brings humor, drama as Bristol celebrates 4th

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — For Andrew Lafleur, Justin Stone and Blair Stone, the giant American flag draped over Bristol’s Main Street between two fully extended fire ladders on July 4 acted like the Arc de Triomphe does in Paris for the Tour de France winner. 

The flag — donated and lofted for Bristol’s Independence Day celebration by the Addison County Firefighters Association — served as the backdrop for their victory in a famous athletic event, the 37th annual Great Bristol Outhouse Race.

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