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VUHS http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/237/all en VUHS graduate wraps up oustanding college career http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-graduate-wraps-oustanding-college-career <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29333" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503vuhs-graduate-wraps-oustanding-college-career"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Merrill.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Merrill.jpg" title="Merrill.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CONNOR MERRILL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> KANSAS CITY, Mo. &mdash; Skidmore College senior and former Vergennes Union High School standout Connor Merrill capped his men&rsquo;s basketball career on Saturday by scoring 15 points on six-for-nine shooting as his West All-Star team defeated the East All-Stars, 105-94, in the Reese&rsquo;s NCAA Division III Men&rsquo;s Basketball All-Star game.</p> <p> Merrill, a 1,000-point scorer at Skidmore and VUHS, added six rebounds, an assist and a block in Saturday&rsquo;s contest, during which he sank three of four three-attempts.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29334">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-graduate-wraps-oustanding-college-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Merrill Skidmore VUHS Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:38:52 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 29334 at http://addisonindependent.com Two-tiered VUHS revote set http://addisonindependent.com/201503two-tiered-vuhs-revote-set <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Union High School board at a special meeting on Tuesday decided to put a two-tiered budget proposal before voters on May 5.</p> <p> The first article on the ballot will ask Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents to back a spending plan that includes about $156,000 of cuts from the $10.47 million proposal that lost on Town Meeting Day, 831-718.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29219">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503two-tiered-vuhs-revote-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU budget Featured VUHS Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:48:31 +0000 Zach Despart 29219 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Alum praises VUHS Walden Program http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-alum-praises-vuhs-walden-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Julia Walsh </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29207">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-alum-praises-vuhs-walden-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion VUHS Walden Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:10:30 +0000 Zach Despart 29207 at http://addisonindependent.com Students of the Week - March 16, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-16-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29181">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Middlebury MUHS vergennes VUHS Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:52:48 +0000 Addison Independent 29181 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: VUHS cuts would hurt kids, school, property values http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-vuhs-cuts-would-hurt-kids-school-property-values <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christopher Wyckoff </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> As a Vergennes Union High School faculty member, local taxpayer and parent, I find myself in a very awkward situation. As a faculty member I support my school and my community. I want to make it clear that my job is not in jeopardy from the proposed cuts. As a local taxpayer and parent, I feel an obligation to write this letter to inform the public on some of the details of the proposed budget and some of my thoughts on this process.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29139">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-vuhs-cuts-would-hurt-kids-school-property-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion budget taxes VUHS Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:48:55 +0000 Zach Despart 29139 at http://addisonindependent.com VUHS, Mount Abe and Bristol school boards tread lightly in reworking budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy and Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Three school boards in northern Addison County met early this week to consider new budget proposals after voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to initial proposed spending plans on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The Vergennes Union High School and the Bristol Elementary School boards met on Monday evening and the Mount Abraham Union High School Board convened on Tuesday. All three meetings garnered a couple dozen visitors.</p> <p> The boards did not warn any new budgets for revote, but all plan to meet again next week.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29091">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol Featured MAUHS school budgets vergennes VUHS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 Trent Campbell 29091 at http://addisonindependent.com After debate on school spending, VUHS board looks to decide on Tuesday http://addisonindependent.com/201503after-debate-school-spending-vuhs-board-looks-decide-tuesday <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday took steps toward an April 14 budget revote and picked a new chairperson. But, despite debate among its members and the 20 attendees, board members did not settle on a new spending plan.</span></p> <p> In a paper ballot of the board members, Addison representative to the VUHS board Laurie Childers unseated sitting chairman Kurt Haigis, one of two VUHS directors from Ferrisburgh, as the board&rsquo;s new leader.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29080">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503after-debate-school-spending-vuhs-board-looks-decide-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes education spending VUHS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:28:05 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 29080 at http://addisonindependent.com A Commodore and a Tiger share girls' basketball All-Star honors http://addisonindependent.com/201503commodore-tiger-share-girls-basketball-all-star-honors <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29069" style="width: 81px;"><a href="/201503commodore-tiger-share-girls-basketball-all-star-honors"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Baller1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Baller1.jpg" title="Baller1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="81" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School freshman Keagan Dunbar is the Addison Independent High School Girls&#039; Basketball Co-Player of the Year. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Although Coach Connie LaRose&rsquo;s Mount Abraham Union High School girls&rsquo; basketball team did not earn its third straight Division II title this winter, the Eagles compiled a 15-7 record that was easily the area&rsquo;s best despite a rash of injuries and illnesses.</p> <p> Unsurprisingly, four of those Eagles are represented on the 2015 <em>Addison Independent</em> Girls&rsquo; Basketball All-Star Team, two achieving first-team recognition and two more earning honorable mention.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29070">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503commodore-tiger-share-girls-basketball-all-star-honors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports all-stars basketball MUHS VUHS Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:34:17 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 29070 at http://addisonindependent.com County voters reject five school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-voters-reject-five-scool-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart and Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Voters in the northern half of Addison County rejected five school budgets in two supervisory unions on Tuesday evening, a sign that voters remain frustrated with the rising costs of education taxes.</p> <p> Residents rejected spending plans for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, and three schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union: Mount Abraham Union High School, Monkton Central School and Bristol Elementary School.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28966">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-voters-reject-five-scool-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol budget education Featured Ferrisburgh Montkon Mount Abraham taxes vergennes voters VUHS Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:17 +0000 Zach Despart 28966 at http://addisonindependent.com Locals excel as MUHS hosts state wrestling http://addisonindependent.com/201503locals-excel-muhs-hosts-state-wrestling <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28921" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503locals-excel-muhs-hosts-state-wrestling"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/wrestling0219.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wrestling0219.jpg" title="wrestling0219.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COMMODORE JUNIOR JEB Hodsden fights a near fall at the hands of Mount Anthony wrestler Noble Shaler at the state meet in Middlebury on Saturday. Hodsden earned fifth place at 152 pounds. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Sixteen Vergennes, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham union high school wrestlers earned top-six finishes at this weekend&rsquo;s state championship meet, which was hosted by MUHS and apparently smoothly operated by school officials.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28922">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503locals-excel-muhs-hosts-state-wrestling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports MUHS VUHS wrestling Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:47:47 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28922 at http://addisonindependent.com Student of the Week - March 2, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201503student-week-march-2-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28901">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503student-week-march-2-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Middlebury MUHS vergennes VUHS Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:26:52 +0000 Anna Harrington 28901 at http://addisonindependent.com Boys' hoop: Otter boys win epic battle vs. VUHS http://addisonindependent.com/201503boys-hoop-otter-boys-win-epic-battle-vs-vuhs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28854" style="width: 68px;"><a href="/201503boys-hoop-otter-boys-win-epic-battle-vs-vuhs"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Hoop.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Hoop.jpg" title="Hoop.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="68" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COMMODORE SENIOR WESLEY Miedema, left, puts a shot over Otter junior Carson Leary during Saturday&#039;s game in Brandon. Photo by Lee Kahrs/Brandon Reporter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; Echoes might still be bouncing around rafters in the House of Noise, in which a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday watched the host No. 4 Otter Valley Union High School outlast visiting No. 5 Vergennes, 48-39, in a tense, physical Division II boys&rsquo; basketball quarterfinal.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28855">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503boys-hoop-otter-boys-win-epic-battle-vs-vuhs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports basketball Otters VUHS Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:16:24 +0000 Zach Despart 28855 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: ANwSU voters need to rise up, reject school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-anwsu-voters-need-rise-reject-school-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Elizabeth Armstrong </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28849">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-anwsu-voters-need-rise-reject-school-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion ANwSU budget VUHS Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:54:18 +0000 Zach Despart 28849 at http://addisonindependent.com High school budget plans vary widely http://addisonindependent.com/201502high-school-budget-plans-vary-widely <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Along with the other business on their respective town meeting plates, Addison County voters will be deciding four high school budgets to cover the 2015-2016 academic year.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28819">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502high-school-budget-plans-vary-widely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County budget MAUHS MUHS VUHS Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:04:11 +0000 Zach Despart 28819 at http://addisonindependent.com Former VUHS principal accused in Danville theft http://addisonindependent.com/201502former-vuhs-principal-accused-danville-theft <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> DANVILLE &mdash; Former Vergennes Union High School Co-Principal Edwin Webbley has been cited by Vermont State Police for allegedly taking cash and checks out of a safe at The Danville School. Webbley has served as the Danville School co-principal since this past summer.</p> <p> VSP cited Webbley, 60, to appear in Caledonia Court on March 23 to answer to the charge of embezzlement.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28816">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502former-vuhs-principal-accused-danville-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes arrest VUHS Webbley Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:57:38 +0000 Zach Despart 28816 at http://addisonindependent.com