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Eagle senior tops Independent's girls' soccer all-star team

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Although none of the area high school girls’ soccer teams ultimately ended up winning a playoff game, all were competitive this season — putting it in baseball terms, they were tough outs.

In part, that’s because all four squads benefitted from the outstanding individual efforts that are recognized here in the 2016 Addison Independent Girls’ All-Star Soccer Team.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Thankful for the joy of teamwork

Posted on November 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



It’s still a little close to Nov. 8 to feel thankful right now, but strangely enough sports helps, particularly the team sports I have always played and followed and enjoyed.

The most successful teams have consistent rules that apply to all equally, assign roles solely based on merit, value individual quirks and differences for what they can contribute to the whole, foster trust and respect among their members, and fare best when they achieve that elusive “chemistry,” when all are willing to sacrifice for the greater good and to support their teammates.

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Citizens and city council discuss dangers to pedestrians & cyclists

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Many of the dozen residents at last week’s city council meeting recounted near misses they have had as pedestrians on Vergennes streets. They joined with council members to brainstorm possible solutions.

Ideas included adding flashing lights, flags and more signs to city crosswalks; adding crosswalks; tweaking traffic signals; restoring a crossing guard cut from the Vergennes Union Elementary School budget; and following Safe Routes to School guidelines.

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Report tallies up projected cost for city pool repairs

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The long-awaited, $4,000 report from the inspection of the Vergennes city pool arrived in early November and suggested up to $150,000 of “remedial work.” City officials do not believe all that is recommended is necessary — especially the two biggest-ticket items that could cost up to $135,000.

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Ferrisburgh awaits financial terms from Green Line developers

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Craig Heindel, head of the town of Ferrisburgh’s Vermont Green Line Committee, told the Ferrisburgh selectboard last Tuesday that the committee that day had received a new draft of a “Host Town Agreement” from the companies proposing to bury a major power line along town roads between Kingsland Bay and Route 7 and then south to New Haven.

However, Heindel said, the agreement, while containing reams of documents relating to technical aspects of the project, lacked an essential component: It failed to show Ferrisburgh the money.

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Deer rifle season begins with a bang! Numbers are way up

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The 2016 deer rifle season in Addison County began with easily the most productive opening weekend since 2005, when the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife banned shooting two-point “spikehorn” bucks during Vermont’s 16-day November rifle season.

The county’s weigh stations handled 249 deer, 49 more than the previous best opening weekend total, 200 in 2013, since the 2005 rule change.

The next best opening weekend totals since then came in 2010 (192) and in 2015 (188).

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Tiger striker and goalie share top honors on boys' soccer all-star team

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — It wasn’t a banner year for boys’ soccer at the area high schools. But each team enjoyed good moments and benefited from strong individual efforts that are recognized here by selection to the 2016 Addison Independent All-Star Team.

That team is headlined by two Middlebury Union High School juniors, goalie Santiago Fernandez and striker Camden Simpson, the 2016 Addison Independent Co-Players of the Year.

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Many local hunters enjoy youth hunting weekend

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ninety-four young hunters brought deer to be weighed at one of Addison County’s weigh stations after finding success on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Youth Deer Hunting Weekend.

That total kill on Nov. 5 and 6 represented an increase of 16 over the 78 deer weighed locally during the 2015 Youth Hunting Weekend.

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College women's soccer team claims NCAA Regional

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



HOBOKEN, N.J. — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team on Sunday night knocked off host No. 9 Stevens Institute of Technology in an NCAA Division III Regional, 2-0, to advance to an NCAA Sectional that the Panthers’ NESCAC rival Williams will host.

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Panton preserving antique town building

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — Panton officials have in recent meetings agreed on how to approach both making and paying for improvements to Panton Town Hall and to raising money for potentially returning the building’s cupola to its roofline.

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