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November 3rd, 2013
PANTON — A half-dozen Panton residents attended the Oct. 28 Vergennes Union High School board meeting to urge school officials to seek ways to rein in VUHS spending.
Many in Panton have been upset that the town’s residential school tax rate, although it had been essentially unchanged since 2008-2009, jumped by almost 18 cents for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
RANDOLPH — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team completed the most successful season in program history on Saturday in Randolph, when the top-seeded Eagles defeated No. 3 Green Mountain Valley, 1-0, for the Division II title.
In addition to winning the program’s third D-II crown — the others came in 2004 and 1982 — the Eagles also finished at 17-1, eclipsing the team’s previous record for victories by three.
MIDDLEBURY — The No. 1 Middlebury Union High School football team will play No. 2 South Burlington on Saturday for the Division I title, and a win for the Tigers would give them their first title since they upset Hartford, 3-0, in 2002.
Game time for Saturday’s final between the 10-0 Tigers and 9-1 Rebels at Rutland High School is 5 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
11/1 #1 MUHS vs. #4 Hartford ............... 28-6
11/1 #1 Woodstock vs. #5 OV............... 35-0
10/30 #3 Mt. Abe vs. #7 Harwood ........... 1-0
WOODSTOCK — Visiting No. 5 seed Otter Valley Union High School gave undefeated Woodstock a battle in Friday’s Division III semifinal football game, but the Wasps scored a touchdown in the first half’s waning moments and then early in the second to take a 21-0 lead on the way to a 35-0 win.
Were you at Spooktacular? News editor John McCright snapped these photos at the annual event on the Middlebury town green Oct. 27.
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board at their meeting on Monday set a date for a school improvement bond and talked about school taxes with Panton residents (see stories on Page 1A).
In other business at the meeting:
• Co-principals Ed Webbley and Stephanie Taylor fielded a question about the school’s efforts to promote safety given the recent murder of a Massachusetts teacher by a student and the recent suicide of a Mount Abraham student.