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Deer seasons productive overall

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — During archery, rifle and muzzleloader seasons and Youth Hunting Weekend in October, November and December, Addison County weigh stations handled 772 deer, the third lowest total in the past eight years.

But that total is misleading. Department of Fish and Wildlife officials earlier this year decided not to issue doe permits to muzzleloader hunters in wildlife zones that included virtually all of Addison County.

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Quick response saves building from fire

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An alert McDonald’s Restaurant customer and a quick response on Wednesday evening by Ferrisburgh and Vergennes fire departments saved a Route 7 business, according to Ferrisburgh Fire Chief Bill Wager.

At about 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 9 the Ferrisburgh Fire Department received an alert from a 911 operator that there was a fire at 802Performance, an automobile repair business at 2777 Route 7, across the highway from McDonald’s and Jiffy Mart.

Wager said a woman at the restaurant noticed “a glow” coming from the garage.

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Panther women's basketball team rallies, but falls short

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, visiting Plattsburgh State dealt the Middlebury College women’s basketball team a 68-62, semester-ending setback that showed both the Panthers’ strengths and what they need to work on when they return after the holidays.

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Middlebury men's defense downs the Cardinals

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team finished its first semester with a good grade in its final exam, using stifling defense and points from every player on the roster to defeat visiting Plattsburgh on Saturday, 71-49.

The Panthers moved to 5-5 against a schedule that included eight road games, mostly against good competition, before two home wins last week.

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Waltham selectboard eyes revenue from power line, supports 'green line' proposal

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard came away from a Dec. 7 meeting with representatives of the companies proposing the Vermont Green Line saying it would recommend the town support the planned $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run from Beekmantown, N.Y., to New Haven.

“Our board was supportive of the plan,” said selectboard chairman Mike Grace in an email to the Independent. “We just wanted to get enough information to answer any questions at town meeting.”

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Alert and quick-thinking citizen saves Ferrisburgh business from fire

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An alert McDonald’s Restaurant customer and a quick response on Wednesday evening by Ferrisburgh and Vergennes fire departments saved a Route 7 business, according to Ferrisburgh Fire Chief Bill Wager.

At about 8:45 p.m. the Ferrisburgh Fire Department received an alert from a 911 operator that there was a fire at 802Performance, an automobile repair business at 2777 Route 7, across the highway from McDonald’s and Jiffy Mart.

Wager said a woman at the restaurant noticed “a glow” coming from the garage.

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ANwSU hopes to hear from citizens as Act 46 target nears

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The last of three Addison Northwest Supervisory Union community forums on the district’s effort to create a one-board system under Act 46 will be held on Monday at Ferrisburgh Central School from 6 to 8 p.m.

Act 46, made law this past spring, offers financial benefits to school districts — and their taxpayers — that unify their governance systems before this coming July, changes that require a Town Meeting Day vote.

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Middlebury boys' hockey opens with a key win

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Tuesday used a big second period and nine minutes of effective penalty killing in the third period to earn a season-opening 4-2 win over visiting Division I foe Rutland.

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Vt. Sports Media Association honors OV's Lowell

Posted on December 9, 2015 | Blog Category:
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VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association chose two high school juniors, a high-scoring field hockey player and a prolific football quarterback, as its Athletes of the Month for October.

In statewide balloting of VSMA members, the VSMA selected Otter Valley Union’s Allison Lowell as its October Female Athlete of the Month and Burr & Burton Academy’s Griffin Stalcup as its October Male Athlete of the Month.

A VSMA member first nominated each athlete for his and her outstanding performance in October.

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Otter boys' basketball uses distributed scoring to overwhelm the Eagles

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Using waves of substitutes and a decisive surge late in the second quarter, the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated host Mount Abraham on Saturday, 81-57, in the Otters’ season opener.

OV Coach Greg Hughes routinely substituted four or five players every few minutes, and it paid off with six or more Otters scoring points in every quarter, 10 recording at least four points, and five tallying at least seven.

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