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Ferrisburgh's municipal budget won't trigger tax hike

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard adopted a budget on Tuesday that if approved by residents on Town Meeting Day would barely move the town’s municipal tax rate, effectively cut the hours of the elected treasurer position from 35 to 20 per week, and allow the board to hire an extra part-time worker for the town office.

Board members also adopted a Town Meeting Day warning that will ask residents to make three other decisions: whether to buy a $190,000 truck, to change property tax payments to a quarterly schedule, and to create a $500 Conservation Fund.

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Tri-Town passes state muster: Water quality good, crisis mostly well handled

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — A Jan. 10 letter from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division gave the Tri-Town Water District good marks for water quality and its response to a mid-December crisis.

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Tiger girls' Nordic ski team edges D-I power CVU

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
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RIPTON — At a four-team home meet at Rikert Nordic Center on Saturday, the Division II Middlebury Union High School girls’ team placed all four scoring skiers in the top seven to defeat visiting D-I power Champlain Valley, 15-23.

Tiger Ursula Volk won the 5-kilometer classic-style race by more than a minute, and Amelia Ingersoll (third), Malia Hodges (fourth by a second over a CVU competitor), and Isabel Rosenberg (seventh) rounded out the MUHS scorers.

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Ferrisburgh board planning to cut treasurer hours

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is moving toward cutting hours for the position of town treasurer as it prepares its 2017-2018 budget, the latest sign of its discontent with the work of town’s elected incumbent treasurer.

The board also on Jan. 17 discussed with its auditor what he called accounting deficiencies, and changed the town’s credit card policy to give the board, not the treasurer, the authority to issue or cancel town credit cards or make changes on cards being used by cardholders.

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Boys' Hoop: Despite Commodore surge, Otter Valley pulls off win

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team used a balanced attack to control most of its Friday game vs. visiting Vergennes, but had to hold off a late Commodore surge before prevailing, 74-69.

Four Otters reached double figures — senior guard Derek Aines and junior guard Josh Letourneau led with 19 points apiece, senior guard Dylan Mackie chipped in 13, and sophomore forward Tyler Rowe added 10 — as OV never trailed after an Aines jumper made it 4-3 three minutes into the game.

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Basketball Wrap-Up: MUHS girls are the only winners

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Local teams faced a tough stretch in high school basketball play late last week, as other than in the clash between the Otter Valley and Vergennes boys on Friday (see story on Page 29), only the Middlebury Union girls emerged with a victory. Coming up short as the teams reached or neared the midpoint of the season were the Mount Abraham boys and girls, the VUHS girls, the Tiger boys, and the OV girls.

TIGER GIRLS

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Former mayor is seeking a repeat: Daniels challenges incumbent Benton

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents will have a choice on Town Meeting Day between an incumbent mayor who recently announced he will seek a third — and he says final — term, and a former mayor who served three terms between 2007 and 2013 and became mayor by unseating an incumbent.

Mike Daniels, 69, who has also served five years in two separate stints on the Vergennes City Council, the second of which ended this past March, said late this summer he began to get the itch to return to city politics.

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Undefeated West Rutland edges Otter Valley in girls' basketball

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
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BRANDON — The visiting West Rutland High School girls’ basketball team’s surge in the middle of Monday’s fourth quarter proved to be just enough to allow the undefeated Golden Horde to edge Otter Valley, 32-31, in a defensive battle.

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Cousino wins, Eagles shine at regional wrestling meet

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
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ESSEX — Eight area wrestlers earned top-six finishes this past weekend at Essex High School’s Michael Baker Classic, which drew 31 teams from around New England and New York.

Vergennes senior Brandon Cousino earned the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Award for topping previously undefeated Concord, N.H., 182-pounder George Tarwo in dramatic fashion.

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Local athletes take firsts at indoor track and field meet

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
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BURLINGTON — Local athletes won six Division II events on Saturday at a high school indoor track and field meet hosted by the University of Vermont. Mount Abraham junior Lydia Pitts accounted for three of the wins.

Pitts prevailed in the girls’ 55-meter hurdles and the long and triple jumps. Her time in the hurdles and distance in the triple jump would have won the D-II boys’ competition at the same meet.

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