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Snowboarder with brain injury inspires VUHS community

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday morning a rapt audience of all Vergennes Union High School students and staff members listened to a man who was once one of the world’s best snowboarders talk about how his life changed “in the blink of an eye” about 10 years ago. He spoke about how he has dealt with that change and is trying to help others face similar adversity.

Speaking in a packed VUHS auditorium was Kevin Pearce, a Vermonter who was once a medal favorite for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and is the co-founder of the Love Your Brain Foundation.

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'Moving Still' comes to Northern Daughters

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters presents “Moving Still,” a solo exhibit of new work from Pamela Smith, on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes from Oct. 4-Nov. 30 with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 12, from 5-8 p.m.

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Blues night opens Vergennes Opera House season

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Downtown Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen along with The Unknown Blues Band, with special guest Dave Keller, will join forces for a historic Vermont Blues concert dubbed The 802 Blues Revue. Where is this magical evening happening and when? Head up to the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

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Commodore girls' soccer edges Mt. Abe

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Three minutes into Friday’s high school girls’ soccer game at Mount Abraham, Vergennes Union High School senior midfielder Ciara McClay stood over a free kick about 25 yards from the Eagle goal.

Commodore Co-Coach Pete Maneen shouted some advice to the player he and her teammates often call “C.”

“Follow through, C,” Maneen yelled. “Follow through.”

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In boys' soccer, VUHS tips Eagles; all teams win at least one

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes knocked off host Mount Abraham on Saturday to stretch the Commodores’ winning streak to five games and highlight local high school boys’ soccer play late last week.

In other action the Commodores, Eagles, Middlebury and Otter Valley all picked up wins.

EAGLES VS. VUHS

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Former VUHS standout Devin Hayes to assist Panther nine

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Vergennes Union High School and Castleton University baseball standout Devin Hayes has joined the Middlebury College baseball program as an assistant coach.

A 2017 Castleton graduate and four-year starting pitcher for the Spartans, Hayes helped Castleton win four straight North Atlantic Conference titles. He compiled a career record of 19-4, a 2.66 earned run average and struck out 183 batters in 203.1 innings for the Spartans.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police look into assault case

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of mostly minor cases between Sept. 24 and 30, but are looking into one case of alleged simple assault and advised a city resident about a phone scam.

During that week, Vergennes police:

On Sept. 25 accepted drug paraphernalia consisting of a hypodermic needle, rubber band and needle cap that a resident had found in an alley behind a Main Street apartment building.

On Sept. 26:

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Residents demand fewer trucks through Vergennes

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — About 70 residents and officials from Vergennes and neighboring towns on Wednesday weighed in on potential ways to ease the burden Vergennes faces from the 700 trucks, including 362 semis, that rumble through its downtown every day — the highest totals in the state.

Attendees brought a familiar list of complaints about the trucks: They are noisy, dangerous and harmful to the downtown’s historic buildings and economic prospects. 

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Forums offer resiliency tips for kids

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A coalition of the Vermont Department of Health and several Addison County human services providers will be sponsoring a series of free discussions in October to help parents teach “resiliency” skills to their children.

Recent surveys of Addison County students have shown a concerning trend of adolescents becoming despondent and believing their community has no use for them. These feelings can lead to depression, potentially leading to self-harm in some cases, according to local human services officials.

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Girls' soccer: VUHS and OV net victories

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes Union High School topped host Middlebury to highlight girls’ soccer play late last week. The Commodores also won again to move over .500, while the Tigers dropped a second home game. In other action Otter Valley picked up a win, but Mount Abraham lost another close contest. 

VUHS VS. MUHS

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