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Hartford tops improving Otter Valley lacrosse squad

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ lacrosse team dropped a home game to Division II title contender Hartford on Saturday, 6-0.

Hartford, which has lost only to D-I Mount Mansfield, improved to 4-1, while the Otters dropped to 1-2. OV goalie Alex Stevens made 13 saves in the setback.

Despite the result, which followed a 16-0 home loss to D-I Woodstock on Wednesday and an dramatic overtime league win vs. Lamoille earlier in the week, Coach Jesse Milliman was not unhappy with the effort.

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Vergennes pastor Gary Lewis made everyone feel welcome

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Congregational Church Pastor the Rev. Gary Lewis, who will retire on May 6 after almost 29 years shepherding the South Water Street flock, didn’t have a sudden revelation he should pursue the ministry.

Back when Lewis was in his mid-30s he was working his third year as a retail manager at the Weston Country Store, a stint that followed 11 years at the former Burlington J.C. Penney outlet.

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Mount Abe baseball topples Vergennes

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — On a Thursday afternoon that saw flurries of snow, clutch hits from both high school baseball teams, and — understandably given the 35-degree weather — plenty of miscues, host Mount Abraham outlasted rival Vergennes, 15-14.

After Mount Abe bolted on top, 7-0, the Commodores came charging back. The lead changed hands four times in the final two innings before a bases-loaded, two-out miscue capped Mount Abe’s two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh and allowed the Eagles to win their season opener.

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Hockey lovers unite in effort for hometown rink

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Even the dozens of kids running around playing inside Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center on Saturday afternoon stopped to join the hushed crowd around the big-screen TV sitting on the concrete pad.

In all about 200 hockey lovers at a Middlebury Friends of Hockey Viewing Party were waiting to find out if the rink had won $150,000 in the nationwide Kraft Hockeyville USA contest.

But when National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman came on camera between periods of an NHL playoff game and announced the winner the crowd groaned.

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Town keeps pressure on Ferrisburgh dog rescuer

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday upheld an emergency health order against the occupant of 2512 Sand Road based on what the town’s health officer called in the order “an imminent and substantial public health risk” due to a rat infestation.

The order was directed to property tenant Sheila McGregor, who has operated the Heidi’s Haven dog rescue operation at the site. Her keeping as many as three-dozen dogs in a 912-square-foot ranch home with a one-car attached garage has generated neighbor complaints for at least a decade.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Not-so-trivial questions about local sports

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



It’s time for a pop quiz just to make sure all the sports fans out there (both of you?) have been paying attention. Pull out the No. 2 pencils and put away the smart phones.

Question 1: The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won Division II championships in 2011 and 1996. What did the title games have in common?

Question 2: Derek Bartlett coached the 2011 Tiger ice hockey championship team. Who was the 1996 coach?

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Vergennes council balks at issuing permits to City Limits

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a memo in hand from Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel detailing three $500 fines assessed to the City Limits Nightclub for allegedly over-serving alcohol to patrons, on Tuesday the city council for a second time decided not to act on the Green Street bar owner’s application for its annual liquor and live entertainment license.

Instead the council chose to invite City Limits owner Brett Ward, who was unavailable to attend this past Tuesday, to its April 24 meeting to discuss the issues Merkel raised.

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Panton town hall renovations to begin soon

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Although some questions remain about the feasibility of a kitchen on the upper level of Panton Town Hall, work that voters approved on Town Meeting Day to improve the 19th-century structure will soon begin.

Overall plans call for making town hall’s two bathrooms handicap-accessible, replacing the handicap ramp, adding the kitchen, and installing a newly built, low-maintenance cupola to replace the deteriorated cupola that was removed in 2011.

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Tiger baseball puts chill on Commodores

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — In a cold and toward the end rainy high school baseball game on Friday, visiting Middlebury got a near no-hitter from junior Wyatt Cameron to get past Vergennes, 6-3, in an event in which the spring elements played a role.

Not only did the cold and wet conditions factor directly, but also the teams had barely been outside gymnasiums and hockey rinks to practice tracking fly balls and bouncing grounders before last week’s opening games.

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Middlebury softball tallies a victory at VUHS

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School softball team on Friday cruised to a 38-1, five-inning victory over shorthanded Vergennes, a result that evened the Tigers’ record at 1-1 and dropped the Commodores to 0-2.

The Tigers knocked out eight hits off losing pitcher Ema Gernander, including three by Ashley Sunderland, a homer by Kyra Roberts, and a double by winning pitcher Bridget Audet. Audet struck out nine and allowed four hits and one walk.

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