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City officials, residents discuss toddler playground

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Monday Vergennes residents will have a chance to learn more about and weigh in on a topic that has generated debate in the community — a $42,000 toddler playground proposed for a patch of lawn between the city pool and East Street.

The Vergennes City Council scheduled an informational meeting for 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the Vergennes Fire Department basement, an event that will follow a 6 p.m. hearing on a proposed update to the Vergennes City Plan.

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Clippings: Robin Williams an enigma; aren't we all?

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Other than feelings of shock and sadness for his family, one of my first reactions to Robin Williams’ suicide was to wonder how well we really know anybody, never mind those who live in the public eye.

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Moosalamoo region a gateway to incredible biking, hiking, outdoor fun

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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GOSHEN — Ten years ago the Moosalamoo Association Inc. was named a finalist for a Conservation International/National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Award for its efforts to preserve and promote the Moosalamoo region.

Two years later the federal New England Wilderness Act designated the Moosalamoo region as a National Recreation Area.

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City plan changes to be discussed in Vergennes

Posted on August 18, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on Monday, Aug. 25, will have a chance to learn more about and comment on a new municipal plan that city officials are calling an update to the award-winning 2009 Vergennes plan, not a rewrite.

The Vergennes City Council set a public hearing on the updated plan for 6 p.m. that Monday in the Vergennes fire department’s basement meeting room.

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Waltham tax hike largest in ANwSU

Posted on August 18, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham residential property tax rate for the current fiscal year rose by 28.74 cents, or about 16 percent, the largest increase among the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns.

Waltham’s selectboard set its residential and non-residential tax rates last week. Like all Vermont property tax rates, an increase in the statewide school tax rate pushed the town’s rates higher.

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Vergennes youth club hits milestone, looks forward

Posted on August 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Executive Director Mike Reiderer has been with the club for 14 of its 15 years and held his post for 13 years.

Reiderer has seen the club’s ups — five of its members have been named Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youths of the Year — and downs — a 2012 federal funding cut forced the club to shutter its elementary school program.

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State awards ANwSU funding, cites progress

Posted on August 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a recent meeting with Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials, the Vermont Agency of Education has agreed, with conditions, to restore grant funding to ANwSU that has been withheld from the Vergennes-area school district because of accounting and reporting problems.

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Boys & Girls Club eyeing new headquarters

Posted on August 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes could soon have another reason to celebrate in addition to its 15th anniversary (see related story): Although hurdles remain, the club might have found its first permanent home.

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Throwdown! Armwrestling draws big crowd again

Posted on August 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — The annual Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling event drew the usual big crowd and 223 competitors — 124 adults and 99 youths — to the main show tent at the fair this past Friday evening.

The night’s biggest winner was Vermonter Adam Barup, who swept four events, the two heaviest men’s weight categories in both left- and right-handed competitions.

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Andy Kirkaldy: This big league expert was no Nostradamus

Posted on August 13, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Back in March I predicted in print the American League pennant races. It turns out the smartest thing I wrote was this:

“Well, to start with, the standard disclaimer: Who knows?”

This, not so smart: “2014? Well, the Sox look good.”

I expected Boston to compete with the Yankees for a Wild Card playoff berth. To be fair, the Yankees remain in the Wild Card race despite losing four-fifths of their projected starting rotation.

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