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Changes in lineup, formations help Tiger girls' hockey defeat Northfield

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday night the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team saw the return of a key player from injury, moved another key player into a new role, deployed a new forechecking system, and, arguably, played with renewed determination.

Those ingredients helped produce what might have been the 3-4 Tigers’ biggest win of the season, 2-1 over visiting Northfield/Montpelier.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Officials do tough work that could be done better

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Sports officials deserve respect. It’s a tough job, and I can speak from the experience of refereeing a couple hundred middle-school, freshman and junior-varsity soccer and basketball games, and probably close to another hundred men’s league basketball games.

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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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After 12 years, Waltham property to be assessed

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — During recent discussions on a 2018-2019 town budget, the Waltham selectboard decided to fund a town-wide property reappraisal, according to Town Clerk Mary Ann Castimore and Treasurer Lucille Evarts.

Evarts last week said the decision will not affect the budget because Waltham has been setting aside funds given to the town from the state for that purpose for the past dozen years — or since the last town-wide property evaluation was completed.

Evarts estimated Waltham had about $26,000 on hand for a task that should cost about $21,000.

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Panther women's basketball team sweeps NESCAC foes

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Depth, defense and ball movement helped the Middlebury College women’s basketball team sweep two visiting NESCAC opponents this past weekend as the Panthers opened league play.

Middlebury improved to 11-2 with the victories on Saturday over Wesleyan, 77-60, and Friday over Connecticut, 75-59.

In the games the Panthers’ bench outscored opponents’ substitutes by 64-32, they forced 44 turnovers and recorded 24 steals, and they assisted 37 of their 55 baskets.

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On the podium

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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TIGER SOPHOMORE MICHAEL Whitley, right, stands on the podium in fourth place at 106 pounds at the close of the Hubie Wagner Invitational at Middlebury Union High Scholl this past Friday.

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Town offices see surge in visitors as many pay taxes early in light of new law

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town offices last week, longtime Assistant Town Clerk and Treasurer Pam Cousino shook her head about the unusual number of visitors and phone calls at a time when she and her co-workers probably had hoped to catch up on a few tasks.

“I thought it was supposed to be quiet this week,” Cousino said.

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Tiger & Eagle wrestlers claim four titles at MUHS tourney; teams tie for third

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Two Middlebury Union High School and two Mount Abraham wrestlers won weight class crowns at last week’s annual Hubie Wagner Invitational, hosted by the Tigers.

Winning for MUHS were senior Joe Whitley at 160 pounds and senior Dustin Davio at 132 pounds.

Taking titles for the Eagles were senior Ben Murray at 126 pounds and junior Kevin Pearsall at 182 pounds. Pearsall earned his 100th career win during the tournament.

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Vergennes seeking to dole out money from the revolving loan fund

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials are looking for a resident to volunteer to serve on a committee that helps award loans to Vergennes businesses from a city revolving loan fund — and they would like to find a business that might need such a loan.

Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley told council members at their Dec. 19 meeting the fund, formally called the Maynard Building Revolving Loan Fund, has $60,000 available to lend out to city business.

“I’d like to put that money to work,” Hawley said in an later interview.

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New director at Ferrisburgh's Rokeby Museum has strong experience in marketing history

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum’s board of directors did not have to search far and wide when museum director Jane Williamson announced this summer she would retire at the end of 2017 after 22 years leading the Ferrisburgh nonprofit.

Instead, the board looked around the table toward its president, Vergennes resident Catherine Wood Brooks, and she agreed to assume the title of Rokeby director, effective Dec. 3.

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