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Boys' basketball: Commodores put down Rebellion

Posted on December 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team relied on tough defense and a 21-point night from senior guard Liam Hayes to edge visiting South Burlington on Monday, 45-41.

The win over a Division I foe pushed the Division II Commodores to 3-0, with all three victories coming against programs that defeated VUHS a year ago, when the team finished 9-11 and earned a home playoff game.

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Tiger Nordic skiers fare well in relays

Posted on December 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



CHITTENDEN — The Middlebury Union High School Nordic team opened on Saturday with some strong efforts at a seven-team freestyle relay meet at the Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden.

Two skiers on each relay team took turns covering a 1.2-kilometer course twice each, and the Tiger duo of sophomore Nick Wilkerson and freshman Sam Hodges posted the top result, coming in second in the boys’ race in 13:00, 34 seconds behind the winning Woodstock duo and 32 seconds ahead of the third-place Burr & Burton pair.

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Basketball: Otter squads, Mount Abe girls post wins

Posted on December 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school basketball action late last week, the Vergennes and Otter Valley boys each won, the Middlebury boys split a pair of contests, and the Mount Abe and MUHS girls both dropped home games, in the Tigers’ case despite a record-setting performance. The Otter Valley girls also defeated visiting Poultney on Saturday, 44-10, in a game rescheduled from Friday; details were unavailable.

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Grant provides stability for Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse

Posted on December 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A recently awarded state grant will help a Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse stay in business and preserve its dozen jobs while it seeks to expand into a new, larger plant in Middlebury, said Middlebury Business Development Director Jamie Gaucher.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard this summer agreed at Gaucher’s suggestion to apply for a $25,000 Regional Economic Development Grant from the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Those economic development grants are intended to improve infrastructure to help a business in a town.

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City nets $40,500 planning grant

Posted on December 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Agency of Transportation on Dec. 9 awarded Vergennes a $40,500 “Strong Communities, Better Connections Grant” that city officials said would be used to plan how to achieve some of the priorities identified earlier this year in the Vermont Council on Rural Development “Community Visit” process in Vergennes.

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Ferrisburgh selling land, town officials upset by Act 250 process

Posted on December 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After a second potential buyer pulled out, the Ferrisburgh selectboard has put the town’s 34.91-acre parcel next to Vergennes back on the market, four years after the board originally sought a buyer.

Town officials remain upset with the Act 250 process and a new law that prompted auto dealer Tom Denecker to walk away from a $350,000 deal to buy the land.

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VUHS is hot first, but Mill River dominates

Posted on December 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For most of Friday night’s first quarter, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team went toe-to-toe with visiting Division II title contender Mill River — after five minutes, they trailed by just four, 13-9.

But then foul trouble, defensive problems and the Minutemen’s full-court press combined to take the wind out of the Commodores’ sails — MRU went on a 14-0 run and coasted to a 60-29 victory in what was the Commodores’ season opener after two postponements.

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Hockey: Tiger girls blank U-32, 3-0, to go to 1-1

Posted on December 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



STOWE — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team evened its record at 1-1 by blanking U-32, 3-0, on Saturday in a game played in Stowe. The Tigers had been scheduled to play Stowe on Thursday in the first-round of a four-game tournament, but bad weather forced that game to be postponed

On Saturday, Monroe Cromis scored in each of the first two periods, and Andi Boe added a third-period insurance goal. The Tigers forced U-32 goalie Chloe Sairs to make 32 saves, while MUHS goalie Rowan Hendy earned the shutout with a half-dozen stops.

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Clippings: Facts on taxes, health care, schools

Posted on December 10, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



As every politician reminded us in November, the hot topics as lawmakers return to Montpelier next month will be school funding and health care.

With that in mind, it’s time for some facts and figures, presented as context and without comment.

•  Vermont in 2011 stood at ninth among U.S. states in the level of state and local taxes as a percentage of residents’ income, at 10.5 percent.

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Eagles outlast Otters in girls' basketball opener

Posted on December 10, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — In the season opener for both high school girls’ basketball teams, host Mount Abraham on Monday pulled away from scrappy Otter Valley in the fourth quarter to earn a 34-20 victory.

Senior center Isabel Brennan scored six of her game-high 12 points in a 12-0 fourth-quarter Mount Abe run that began with the Eagles up by 22-18 after OV sophomore guard Sophia Bloomer hit two free throws with 6:47 to go.

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