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Baseball teams post first-round victories

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — In first-round high school baseball playoff action on Tuesday Otter Valley, Middlebury and Vergennes all picked up victories.

Mount Abraham (5-11) earned the No. 12 seed in Division II and was set to visit No. 5 Fair Haven on Wednesday. The winner of that game was set to advance to a Saturday afternoon quarterfinal.

OTTERS

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Vergennes recycling center could be shut down

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The future of the Vergennes recycling and trash drop-off center is in doubt after city officials learned this past Tuesday that Casella Inc. in July would increase by 47 percent the cost of processing recycling brought to the center.

That increase, due to larger market forces, would boost the annual cost of the Canal Street center — an expense that is shared by the surrounding towns of Ferrisburgh, Panton, Waltham and Addison — by about $34,600 to roughly $107,600, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

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City reboots its search for new manager

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — The first effort to find a replacement for soon-to-retire Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley (pictured) was not productive, Deputy Mayor and search committee chairman Jeff Fritz told his fellow aldermen at last Tuesday’s city council meeting.

The committee’s efforts resulted in one candidate, according to Fritz, and the committee decided, he said, it would be “inappropriate to move forward just one candidate.”

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Vergennes eyes improving skate park

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Before sitting down for their regular meeting this past Tuesday, Vergennes City Council members visited the city skate park, near the city pool and tennis courts off East Street, and discussed its future and maintenance issues there with two Vergennes Union High School students and staff member Lee Shorey.

They then talked the park over at the meeting at the city fire station.

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Eagle softball tops MUHS, gets No. 1 seed

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Mount Abraham Union High School softball team rallied from an early six-run deficit on Wednesday to defeat host Middlebury, 15-11, and for the second straight spring clinch the top seed for the Division II playoffs.

The Eagles, who concluded the 2018 regular seasonat 14-2 by defeating Spaulding on Thursday, parlayed the No. 1 seed in the 2017 postseason into the program’s first D-II title.

Coach Don McCormick said the Eagles are optimistic heading into the postseason.

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ANWSD chooses a new superintendent

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board has reached a verbal agreement with a Harwood Unified School District administrator to become the new ANWSD superintendent.

ANWSD officials confirmed on Wednesday morning that Sheila Soule, the HUSD Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction since 2009, was offered a contract after the ANWSD board met on Tuesday night and reached a verbal agreement.

Current ANWSD Superintendent JoAn Canning said ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski and Soule would meet soon to make final a contract.

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ANWSD articles pass easily in low turnout

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In light turnout on Tuesday, a total of 261 voters from the five Addison Northwest School District communities backed a series of articles, some of which had originally been approved at the ANWSD annual meeting in February.

Items approved included the creation of a district-wide capital improvement fund, the swap of two small parcels of land between the town of Addison and ANWSD, and the right of ANWSD officials to borrow money in anticipation of future tax revenue.

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MUHS boys' lax settles for split

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team split two home games earlier this week, falling short of its goal of nailing down a winning regular season.

The results also dampened the Tigers’ chances of moving up from the No. 8 seed in Division I and dodging a quarterfinal matchup with No. 1 defending champion Champlain Valley.

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MUHS boys' tennis nets victories

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team continued a successful season on Monday by coasting past shorthanded Spaulding, 6-1.

The victory over the winless Tide moved the Tigers’ record to 6-3 with two matches left in the regular season, thus clinching a winning record for the team. The Tigers were set to visit BFA-St. Albans on Wednesday before wrapping up with a trip to Harwood on Saturday.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Teams warming up with approach of postseason

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
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Spring has finally arrived, and many of the local high school teams are making up for earlier games lost to rain, snow and soaked fields with packed schedules. Middlebury girls’ lacrosse, for example, had eight games stuffed in between May 10 and 25, while their Vergennes-Mount Abraham girls’ lax peers had 10 games crammed in between May 8 and 24.

Well, that’s one way to tune up for the playoffs, which will begin next week after the athletes catch their breath over the Memorial Day weekend.

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