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Vermont orchards adapt to warmer climate

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SHOREHAM — Farmers always have to deal with unpredictable weather, but growers of perennial plants like apple trees face additional difficulties with a changing climate. Vermont orchardists have been dealing with the reality of global warming — successfully for the most part — for years, according to Champlain Orchards co-owner and head orchardist Bill Suhr.

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City looks to loan fund to help restaurant and youth club

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Tapping a two-decade-old revolving loan fund, the Vergennes city council on Sept. 27 agreed to loan $95,000 to the owner of the School Street building that houses Bar Antidote and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes to allow expansion of the restaurant’s space and creation of handicap access to the youth club.

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One-man shop sets benchmark for Windsor chairs

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — Maybe Waltham’s Timothy Clark was destined to be a woodworker, even though back in his Middlebury College days he started as a Pre-Med major before in 1985 earning a degree in Spanish, with a minor in Art.

But he recalled the impression Colonial Williamsburg made on him during a visit to Virginia from his hometown of New Hartford, N.Y., near Utica.

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Eagle football throttles Vikings for second straight win

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative football team did a lot of things right on Saturday, and the result was the Eagles’ second straight Division II victory, 36-16 over visiting Lyndon.

The 2-3 Eagles amassed 179 yards rushing and 156 passing; forced two fumbles, scoring after both; converted key third- and fourth-down plays; and took command with a 99-yard, 15-play second-quarter drive that made it 16-0 at 2:11 of the period.

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Otter Valley girls' soccer blanks Jacks, 4-0

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School girls’ soccer team on Friday shrugged off both its injury bug and visiting Windsor to defeat the Jacks, 4-0.

The win moved the Otters back to within a game of .500 at 4-5 heading into a Monday home contest vs. Long Trail, while Windsor dropped to 1-7.

Coach Rick Hedding praised his defense — seniors Jillian Flanders and Molly McGee in the middle and freshmen Sophie Walker and Lauryl Blanchard on the flanks — for allowing only six mostly harmless shots at junior goalie Gabby Poalino.

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Tiger boys' and girls' cross country teams run strong at Mount Abe meet

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ cross-country team won a six-team meet at Mount Abraham on Tuesday, with the host Eagles third, while the Tiger girls took second behind Colchester on the hilly Mount Abe 5K course.

The Tiger boys won with 33 points, edging second-place Colchester (36). Mount Abe (99), Rice (107), Spaulding (136), and Richford (155) followed. Runners from Missisquoi and Enosburg also competed in the Eagles’ only home meet of the fall.

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CVU field hockey team surges past young Tigers in second half

Posted on September 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — A veteran Champlain Valley field hockey team featuring eight seniors on its roster pulled away in Tuesday’s second half to claim a 4-2 win over host Middlebury, a younger squad with only three seniors.

Two of those Redhawk seniors combined for three second-half goals that snapped a 1-1 halftime tie, two coming 38 seconds apart from Taya LeProvost midway through the period to ice the win, the third straight for the 3-1-1 Redhawks.

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Vergennes students unite to call for Peace One Day

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The sun shone once again this past Wednesday morning on the Vergennes Union High School Peace One Day celebration, the 12th annual student-organized, school-wide assembly dedicated to peace in students’ lives, at the school, and in the broader Vergennes community as well as the nation and the world.

Student speakers, joined by Ben & Jerry’s Rob Michalak, the company’s Global Director of Social Mission, talked about what peace meant to them and what actions the school community could take.

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Eagles vs. Tigers grapple to 11-1 draw in boys' soccer

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school teams both came away with things to be happy about and things to work on after Friday’s 1-1 tie in Middlebury.

MUHS Coach Reeves Livesay was pleased with the Tigers’ edge in play, particularly at midfield, something represented in their 27-12 advantage in shots at goal.

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Changes in Eagle defensive lineup pay off vs. Tiger girls' soccer

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — An overtime penalty kick and a new formation that placed the team’s leading scorers from 2015 on defense led to a big win for the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Saturday, 2-1 over host Middlebury.

Junior midfielder Casey Ober struck the game-winning PK with 3:46 left in the second 10-minute overtime, sending a solid shot into the right corner. Junior forward Abby Mansfield drew the penalty for Mount Abe by making a dangerous run into the left side of the Tiger box.

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