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Area stars helped Vt. take on rival N.H. in Twin-State games

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAMPSHIRE — A number of recently graduated high school athletes played for Vermont teams vs. their New Hampshire counterparts in Twin-State All-Star Games this past weekend, but were unable to help their Green Mountain teams pull off victories in games played in the Granite State.

On Friday night at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, the New Hampshire field hockey team defeated Vermont, 4-1, in a game local coaches said was more competitive than the final score.

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Ferrisburgh will seek to settle tree-cutting case

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After a June 20 closed-door meeting with the Ferrisburgh selectboard, town attorney Jim Carroll told about 20 residents that he would be working to reach a settlement with the Vorsteveld Farm for cutting down about 1,900 trees and shrubs in the town right of way this spring along a three-quarter-mile stretch of Arnold Bay Road.

But Carroll added that a court case remains possible based on the statute that requires landowners to obtain permission before cutting trees in town rights of way.

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Tiger senior tops Independent softball all-star squad

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham Union High School softball team made history this spring, and is deservedly well represented on the 2017 Addison Independent Softball All-Star Team.

But the top nod goes to a Middlebury player. Senior Payton Buxton excelled on the mound, at the plate and in the field and deserved her third straight selection as the Addison Independent Softball Player of the Year.

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From cyberspace to city space; Online local-foods business to get Vergennes storefront

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In an era when many brick-and-mortar businesses are trying to create an Internet presence, a year-old Vergennes venture is working to reverse that trend — with help from an online fundraising site.

City couple Mona and Jon Sullivan has been operating their online local-food business, Provisionary, out of a 400-square-foot space at 7 South Maple St., just off Main Street.

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Mary Hogan kids enjoy a day in the sun and on the track

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On June 8, the fifth- and sixth-graders from Mary Hogan Elementary School participated in the school’s annual track and field meet, the brainchild of longtime physical education teacher Mike Quinn. 

Quinn, now retired, created the event years ago as an enjoyable way to introduce elementary school students to the sport of track and field and to celebrate both physical fitness and the impending end of the school year by being outside in the spring weather. 

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City board to rule on Green Street development in July

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After an April site visit and a three-session public hearing that closed on Monday, the Vergennes Development Review Board will decide next month whether to approve a six-unit Planned Unit Development at 186 Green St. that would feature small, energy-efficient pre-built homes and common-owned land on 1.85 acres.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Thoughts from the spring title season notebook

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



As photographer Trent Campbell and I drove back from Burlington after two exciting and successful finals on Monday the 12th we wondered if there had ever been as successful a season — as measured just by collective team championships in the scoreboard sports — as this spring for our four local high schools. 

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Vergennes sewer-rate hike likely

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At its June 13 meeting the Vergennes City Council discussed a proposed 2017-2018 sewer budget and the higher rates that might be needed to support sewer spending.

City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday they did not make a final decision on either, but it appears a second rate increase after one in 2016 could be inevitable. However, that increase would also be just the second since 2006.  

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After 48 years in the classroom and on the sports fields, VUES teacher to retire

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — In his soon-to-end 48 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School, mostly spent teaching 5th- and 6th-grade social studies, Joe Samaritoni has enjoyed plenty of what he calls “aha moments,” coached and refereed countless youth soccer and basketball games, and resisted the advice of many to join the ranks of administrators.

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Legion baseball aims to step up into playoffs

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County American Legion Baseball Coach Mike Estey is at least cautiously optimistic the local nine can take a step forward this season back into the Northern Division playoffs.

AC returns 14 of the 18 players from the group that won seven games a year ago, including virtually its entire pitching staff. And although a couple of longtime mainstays have moved on, Estey said newcomers should play major roles this summer. 

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