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Police celebrate Panton boy's honesty

Posted on May 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes and the Vergennes Police Department on May 7 jointly presented a commendation to a young Panton resident for turning over to police money that he found immediately after a March 27 bank robbery in Vergennes.

Police said Isaac Preston, 8, came across three $20 bills near the Vermont Federal Employees Credit Union branch in the United Technologies Corp. building on Panton Road just after the robbery, showed them to his father, Eric Preston, and then gave them to a Vergennes police officer on the scene.

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Price of city land deal revealed to be $20,000

Posted on May 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials revealed at Tuesday’s city council meeting that if aldermen approve a proposed purchase of a small riverfront parcel from Mayor Bill Benton and his sister the sale price would be $20,000.

City Manager Mel Hawley also said on Wednesday that the appraised price of the 0.4-acre parcel, which is next to the city docks and also fronts on Macdonough Drive, came in at $30,000.

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VUHS board eyes budget that would lower the tax impact

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday agreed to submit a to-be-announced lower dollar amount for a third budget vote and to pick June 9 as the vote date.

The board will wait until a May 28 meeting to make final a new spending plan for the June 9 vote, one that will be held on the same day as a third Mount Abraham Union High School budget vote.

Board members on Monday said they hope to adopt a VUHS budget that will lower the projected tax impacts in Addison Northwest Supervisory towns by several cents.

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Eagle nine ekes out a 4-3 victory over VUHS

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The unofficial Addison County high school baseball crown this year goes to Mount Abraham, who on Tuesday completed a sweep of their local rivals by holding on to edge improving Vergennes, 4-3.

The Eagles (4-7) had earlier blanked both Otter Valley and Middlebury, both behind the pitching of Tuesday’s complete-game winner, senior Mike Jerome.

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Tiger tennis teams blank Spaulding

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team blanked host Spaulding on Monday, 4-0, in a rain-shortened match, while the Tiger boys’ team did the same in a 4-0 home match vs. the Tide. 

The Tiger girls improved to 8-1 with the result. They were scheduled to host North Country on Wednesday and are set to visit Harwood on Friday.

The Tiger boys, who posted their second victory of the spring, were set to visit North Country on Wednesday and will host Harwood on Friday. All matches are at 3:30 p.m.

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Women's lax advances in NCAA tourney

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team defeated visiting MIT on Sunday, 19-9, in a second-round NCAA Division III game and thus advanced to an NCAA Regional this weekend that will be hosted by Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.

On Saturday at 2:30 p.m. the Panthers will meet NESCAC foe Hamilton (12-5), while host Gettysburg (16-3) and York (14-5) will square off at 11:30 a.m. The winners will meet on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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Vote to change opera house lease seen as plus

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents this past Tuesday, by a 4-1 margin, backed adding a first-floor room to the Vergennes Opera House’s lease in City Hall.

By a 359-89 tally on May 5, voters gave the Vergennes City Council permission to amend the 2003 lease the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House Inc. signed with the city to include “the so-called ticket booth.” That vote was held in conjunction with the second vote on a Vergennes Union High School budget proposal.

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Tiger girls earn a tennis win, boys see pluses in their play

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The improving Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team came up short of its second win on Thursday, but two Tigers earned their first-ever singles wins as the squad fell to visiting BFA-St. Albans, 5-2.

Also on Thursday, the Tiger girls’ team kept rolling, edging host BFA-St. Albans, 4-3, to improve to 7-1, but the OV girls were unable to earn their second win of the spring, falling to visiting Division II power Woodstock, 7-0.

TIGER BOYS

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Tiger boys' lacrosse sinks the Lakers, 15-6

Posted on May 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY – The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team took six minutes to get on the board vs. visiting Colchester on Friday and led by just 3-2 after one period, but kicked it into gear after that on the way to a 15-6 victory.

The Tigers improved to 7-1 at the 3-5 Lakers’ expense and remained in first place in Division I in what has been a solid spring.

Coach Dennis Smith said he was happy once the Tigers got rolling on Friday.

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Voters reject both parts of VUHS multiple choice budget proposal

Posted on May 7, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday sent two VUHS budget articles down to defeat for the second time in 2015, one by a close margin and one by a landslide.

A $10.31 million proposal to fund the high school, and which cut $156,000 from the budget defeated on Town Meeting Day, lost 722-676 or 51.6-48.4 percent.

A second article, one that could have only taken effect if the first article had passed, would have added that $156,000 back into VUHS spending. It failed by 843-556, or 60-40 percent.

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