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City residents to vote on Opera House lease change

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — When Vergennes residents go to the polls on Tuesday, they will not only weigh in on a new Vergennes Union High School budget proposal (see story), but also decide whether to approve an amendment to the Vergennes Opera House’s overall lease for the use of Vergennes City Hall.

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VUHS board presents multiple-choice ballot for new budget vote

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday will vote on two Vergennes Union High School budget proposals in what will be the second decision this spring on spending plans for the 2015-2016 school year.

The first article on the May 5 ballot will ask residents to back a plan that cuts about $156,000 from the $10.47 million proposal that lost on Town Meeting Day, 831-718.

The second article asks voters to approve the board’s original $10.47 million spending plan.

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Ferrisburgh Central board offers $39K cut in new proposal

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday will decide the fate of a second Ferrisburgh Central School budget proposal, one that will increase spending over the current level by 1.94 percent.

The FCS board’s new proposal calls for spending of about $3.581 million for the 2015-2016 school year. The board in March made adjustments that netted about $39,000 of spending reductions in adopting its second spending plan.

The $3.62 million spending plan that lost on Town Meeting Day, 302-267, would have increased FCS spending by about 3 percent.

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Local baseball squads find the going difficult

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Local teams came up short in high school baseball action earlier this week, and Middlebury suffered a costly and apparently season-ending injury.

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Colchester outslugs Commodore softball

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School softball team’s offense showed promising signs of life on Tuesday, but visiting Colchester rapped 19 hits off two Commodore hurlers and took advantage of four VUHS fielding miscues on the way to a 16-6 win.

The Commodores closed a 10-2 deficit to 10-6 with a four-run fourth, but the 2-1 Lakers tacked on three runs in each of the next two innings to salt the win away.

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Septic system central to Addison's plans

Posted on April 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Work has begun to evaluate whether a parcel of land west of Addison Central School could be suitable to host a septic system that might someday serve a renovated Addison Town Hall, the Addison Volunteer Fire Department and the Addison Community Baptist Church.

According to April 7 Addison selectboard minutes, John Spencer, the head of Addison’s Town Hall Committee, told the board that early testing of the land’s septic capacity looks promising.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Boston Marathoners were inspiring in so many ways

Posted on April 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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To start with, the Boston Marathon wheelchair racers who whip by first are absolute, astonishing beasts who must train for the event by ripping phone books in half. They couldn’t be more impressive. It’s also hard to imagine they make it 26.2 miles through eight Massachusetts towns without crashing — they ride six or eight inches behind each other, taking turns carving though the air, a practice fans of motor sports know as drafting.

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Affordable housing plan near Vergennes holds promise

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — A Waltham affordable housing project that the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) has looked at for years now could become a reality.

The ACCT has applied to the Waltham Development Review board for a conditional use permit that would allow the trust to install seven modular duplexes on a 2.3-acre Maple Street Extension site that until 2009 housed the Gevry trailer park.

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Eagle lacrosse tops Otters by two

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team on Friday broke into the win column by outlasting visiting Otter Valley, 7-5, in a defensive battle.

The Eagles improved to 1-1, while the Otters, who were playing their second game in two days, dropped to 0-3.

The game was close throughout, but Mount Abe held a slim lead most of the way. The Eagles led, 2-1, after one period, but OV fought back to tie the game at the half, 4-4. Mount Abe scored the only goal of the third period, and then earned a 2-1 edge in the fourth quarter.

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Proposed city playground now in jeopardy

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The proposed East Street preschool playground appeared to be on life support after Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting.

Project designer David Raphael of Middlebury landscape design firm LandWorks told the aldermen on Tuesday he could no longer continue to devote time to the project, and that because of needed sitework it appeared even the scaled-down version approved by aldermen this winter could not be built for its $42,000 price tag.

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