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Opinion: Mount Abe building project excludes 'hands-on' space

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Jim Brown



First and foremost I am writing this representing myself only. If what I am saying rings true with anyone else then it will serve as a reminder that you are not alone in your thoughts.

Second, I would like to acknowledge and thank all the folks on the building advisory committee for their long hours and hard work. My remarks are in no way meant to downplay your findings, only to express my opinion.

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Opinion: School bond would add to surging ANeSU taxes

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Jim Feldhousen



I am responding to information that was sent out on the Mount Abe Renovation Project (air quality, tandem classrooms, access to the auditorium, pool, gym and library, etc.).

It is proposed that we would spend $32.6 million to add discretionary, nice-to-have, features for Mount Abe. Our property taxes are out of control and we still spend time and money figuring out how to spend more.

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USDA rule prompts schools to discontinue local milk

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By MUHS Journalism students



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MIDDLEBURY — Rebekah Chamberlain was disappointed when she showed up for her first week of classes as a high schooler. Last year as an eighth-grader in middle school, she’d been told she could buy locally produced Monument Farms milk in the Middlebury Union High School cafeteria.

But when lunchtime came around last month, Monument Farms milk was nowhere to be found.

“It’s, like, the best milk,” said Chamberlain, 14, of Bridport.

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Eagles' grit pins Winooski, 28-8

Posted on September 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team on Saturday shrugged off a slow start, several early mistakes and a second-half monsoon to defeat visiting Winooski, 28-8.

The 2-0 Eagles are tied for first place in Division II with 2013 finalists Woodstock and Mill River.

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MUHS boys' hoop to host; VUHS, Mt. Abe play late

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school boys’ basketball teams were set to open Division II postseason play on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue of the Independent, while Middlebury will host a D-I first-round game on Thursday.

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Little League: Mt. Abe youth softball team wins state crown

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



LYNDONVILLE — The Mount Abraham 11-and-12-year-old Little League softball all-star team ran the table at this past weekend’s double-elimination state tournament in Lyndonville to earn the title of Vermont champions.

Mount Abe, the District I champion, opened the tournament by drawing a bye on Thursday, July 11, and then defeated the Essex all-stars, 11-7, on Friday. On Saturday, host Lyndonville eliminated Essex, and on Sunday, Mount Abe nailed down the crown by blanking Lyndonville, 10-0.

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Tiger harriers host area runners at Rikert cross country invitational

Posted on October 18, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RIPTON — Runners from Middlebury, Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high schools posted a half-dozen top-20 finishes at the annual Middlebury Invitational Cross-Country Meet, which was held on Saturday at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton.

The event was moved to Rikert from the Middlebury College course to accommodate the visit of the Dalai Lama, according to MUHS officials.

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Eagle runners compete at BFA

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ST. ALBANS — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls were ninth and the boys were 11th at the BFA Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at the Hard’ack Recreation Area in St. Albans.

Bakari Olivetti led the Eagle girls by finishing 36th at the 5-kilometer distance, while Chris Carter paced the boys by taking 43rd.

Champlain Valley won both team events, dominating the girls’ race by scoring 22 points to runner-up Burlington’s 70. The Redhawk boys edged Essex, 35-39.

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Track athletes vie in major late meet

Posted on May 31, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ESSEX — Athletes from the Mount Abraham, MUHS and VUHS teams competed in the major Essex Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday, an event that draws athletes from all divisions from around the state.

No team scores are kept; the meet serves as the final opportunity for athletes to perform well enough to qualify to compete in the New England championship meet.

Several athletes posted top-10 results while achieving that goal, notably VUHS junior Jon Welch, who was second and sixth in two boys’ hurdling events.

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Eagles edge rival Vergennes

Posted on May 14, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ lacrosse team dominated most of Saturday’s second half, but had to hold on at the end to earn a 9-8 home win over Vergennes.

The Eagles trailed at the break, 5-4, but earned an 11-1 edge in shots on goal in the third period to take an 8-5 lead into the fourth. VUHS goalie Erik Averill made seven of his 21 saves in the quarter to keep his team close.

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