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Latest Job Corps operator seeks to improve Northlands

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a new center director on board, and updated agreement with Vergennes police signed and an active Community Relations Council, the company that took over Northlands Job Corps in December 2013 believes the pieces are in place for the federal job training center in Vergennes to begin making substantial progress.

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Ferrisburgh ice rink, recreation center project gaining momentum

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After about three years and $37,000 of fundraising, the Ferrisburgh recreation facility is ready for a major step forward.

Already, the volunteer committee has created a 45-by-90-foot skating rink that the students from the nearby Ferrisburgh Central School have used on a regular basis over the past couple winters, as have many local residents.

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Panthers beat Jeffs; extend winning streak to 7 games

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — When the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday scored four unanswered goals in the final 14:50 vs. visiting Amherst, it did more than give the Panthers a 9-5 win over the visiting Jeffs.

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May eyed for Ferrisburgh garage

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh road foreman John Bull now projects, after this winter’s harsh weather, that the town’s new highway garage will be ready in mid-May.

Residents approved in December of 2013 an $850,000 bond to pay for most of the $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay Ferrisburgh garage.

 Initially, plans called for a fall completion date, but after typical delays in design and construction, Bull said earlier this week it was best to slow things down during this past untypical winter.

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VUHS graduate wraps up oustanding college career

Posted on March 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Skidmore College senior and former Vergennes Union High School standout Connor Merrill capped his men’s basketball career on Saturday by scoring 15 points on six-for-nine shooting as his West All-Star team defeated the East All-Stars, 105-94, in the Reese’s NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball All-Star game.

Merrill, a 1,000-point scorer at Skidmore and VUHS, added six rebounds, an assist and a block in Saturday’s contest, during which he sank three of four three-attempts.

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Kirkaldy: VPA system needs to be overhauled

Posted on March 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Until a few years ago, the Vermont Principals’ Association endorsed a straightforward system for seeding playoff teams in its four divisions.

Teams were awarded more points for winning against teams in higher divisions or on the road, and fewer points for winning against teams in lower divisions or at home.

For instance, if Division II Vergennes won a basketball game at D-I Champlain Valley Union, it would earn six points. The same win at home would earn five.

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State official proposes uses for Ferrisburgh parcel

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Light industry with a retail component, especially a value-added agricultural venture, could be the best use for the 34.91-acre parcel the town of Ferrisburgh owns at the intersection at Routes 7 and 22A. That was the message that Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Noelle MacKay gave the Ferrisburgh selectboard at a meeting this past Wednesday.

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Otter Creek brews new ales

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Lovers of Otter Creek Brewing Co.’s Black IPA, Copper Ale and Hop Session beers might want to buy and savor them while they can.

The Middlebury brewery is phasing out those year-round products in favor of two new brews, the company announced last week: Backseat Berner IPA and Over Easy.

Otter Creek marketing director Jed Nelson said the brewery’s several seasonal beers, like the firm overall, have been performing well.

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Men's lacrosse is gelling: Panthers top Polar Bears

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team’s sixth straight victory came more easily than the previous five.

On Saturday, Coach Dave Campbell’s Panthers took a 6-0 lead over visiting Bowdoin in the first quarter and coasted to a 13-7 victory to improve to 6-1, 3-1 in NESCAC play. Middlebury’s only loss of the season was in the opening game to undefeated NCAA Division III and NESCAC champion Tufts.

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Date approved for balloting on Ferrisburgh school budget

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — When the Vergennes Union High School board on Tuesday decided on a new budget proposal and vote date (see story, Page 1A), those actions triggered a date for a second Ferrisburgh Central School budget vote.

That revote, like the VUHS revote, will be held on Tuesday, May 5.

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