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VUHS 8th-grader, mom get ready to go far for a cause

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Fourteen-year-old Kobe Kessler said he was getting restless and wanted to break out of his school-and-sports routine, and not in a small way.

Kessler, a Ferrisburgh resident and Vergennes Union Middle School 8th-grader, found the perfect answer. He; his veterinarian mother, Denise Kessler; and family friend Tom Stuwe, a Barre veterinarian, will this summer ride bicycles 4,200 miles across America and raise money for a good cause while doing so.

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VUHS softball breaks through for a big win

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — How tough has the schedule been for the Vergennes Union High School softball team? Seven of their 14 games have come against Division I programs with winning records, and another two against two of the top three teams in D-II.

Just last week alone, the Commodores absorbed setbacks from Colchester, Missisquoi and Essex, as of this Wednesday the first-, second- and fourth-place teams in D-I.

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Commodore and Otter baseball teams nab victories

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes and Otter Valley won home games to highlight local baseball action, all on Tuesday, when also Mount Abraham and Middlebury came up short on the road.

Teams are playing their last regular season games this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.

COMMODORES

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Andy Kirkaldy: At the Independent, all sports are appreciated

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Last week I hung out for a while at the Middlebury College track. Middlebury Union High School was hosting Vergennes and three other teams at the only local high school track and field meet of the spring, and the weather was finally cooperating — mostly sunny and around 80 degrees with a pleasant breeze.

About the first thing that happened was Tiger senior Josh Girard popping a long jump. Turned out it was his personal best, and he broke 19 feet for the first time.

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Ferrisburgh farmers could face fine for illegal tree-cutting

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Vorsteveld Farm could technically be fined up to $1,088,000 for cutting down 1,870 trees and shrubs with trunks of less than six inches in diameter and another 306 trees with larger trunks, all along a 0.75-mile stretch of Ferrisburgh’s Arnold Bay Road, according to Ferrisburgh Tree Warden Clifton Mix. 
Mix included those calculations in a May 16 letter to the selectboard that the board reviewed at its meeting that evening. 

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Storm slams Addison lakefront, flips house with woman inside it

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Scattered thunderstorms and high winds struck the northern half of Addison County on Thursday evening, causing some damage to property and trees.

Nowhere were their effects felt like they were in the Addison lakeside neighborhood of Potash Bay, where winds blew a home off its foundation, lifted a pickup truck over a barn, ripped roofing and siding off another estimated 10 homes, and tore down power and phone lines.

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MUHS, VUHS compete in five-team track & field meet in Middlebury

Posted on May 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School athletes won 11 events on this past Wednesday, including a sweep of all six relay races, when they hosted an invitational meet at Middlebury College’s Dragone Track.

Vergennes athletes placed in the top six in seven events at a meet also attended by Champlain Valley, Essex and Missisquoi.

The CVU boys scored 215 points to win the meet, with the Tigers edging Essex for second, 168.5 to 166.5. Missisquoi (33) and VUHS (25) rounded out the field.

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Despite late rally, Eagle nine falls to South Burlington by one run

Posted on May 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School baseball team scored the first three and final two runs vs. visiting South Burlington on Saturday and outhit the Rebels, 12-5, but came up just short on the scoreboard, 6-5.

The Eagles fell to 6-8, but are still well positioned for a home playoff game in Division II, which has only five teams with winning records.

Coach Jeff Stetson said the Eagles believe they’ve got a good shot at a second straight D-II title, and they will enter the tournament this year with a better record than 2016’s 5-11.

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Ferrisburgh board to move charter forward following close vote

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday chose to forward the town’s first-ever charter to the Vermont Legislature for approval despite the narrow backing residents gave it in low turnout on May 11.

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New video promotes big doings in Little City

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A new three-minute video boosting Vergennes and its environs made its world premiere at the May 9 city council meeting.

Alderman and Vergennes Partnership President Renny Perry screened for the first time the new video designed to promote Vergennes and its surroundings to prospective visitors, residents and businesses.

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