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Addison considers the future of its town hall

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — The Addison selectboard has set a Sept. 16 public informational meeting on the future of the now vacant former Addison Town Hall on Route 22A, and that gathering will also focus on a septic system that could serve not only that building, but also the Addison Community Baptist Church and the town’s nearby fire station and clerk’s office.

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Property taxes drop in Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Thanks to Ferrisburgh’s recently completed town-wide property reappraisal, town taxpayers are looking at lower rates this tax year, by about 8 cents for homeowners and 10 cents for commercial property owners.

Town Clerk Chet Hawkins said Ferrisburgh’s Common Level of Assessment (CLA) — which measures how the town’s property assessments stack up to fair market value, according to Vermont Department of Taxes calculations — rose by about 10 percent after the reappraisal.

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Commodore boys' soccer falls to Rice on late goal, 1-0

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team with virtually an entirely new starting lineup held off an experienced Rice team for most of Tuesday’s home game, but the Green Knights scored with four minutes to go and left with a 2-1 victory.

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Ferrisburgh clean energy program is ready

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — About a year-and-half after Ferrisburgh voters narrowly approved the town becoming a Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district, Ferrisburgh homeowners may now apply for a program that could fund energy improvements to their homes with long-term loans.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Sept. 3 cleared one hurdle by agreeing to a contract with Efficiency Vermont to administer the PACE program for the town, pending a quick review by the town attorney.

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Clippings by Andy Kirkaldy: Judge town office plan on its merits

Posted on September 12, 2013 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



Opposition continues to be heard to the new Middlebury municipal building proposal, some of it reasonable, but some of it apparently not based on the details of the plan itself.

Rather, some have cited past votes that supported keeping the current site as a rationale to say no to the selectboard’s current proposal. Others expressing opposition seem to be miffed they were not included in the process.

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Otter Valley field hockey blanks Slaters, moves to 4-0

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team’s early-season roll continued on Monday, when the Otters earned a convincing 3-0 win over visiting Fair Haven.

OV improved to 4-0 by defeating the 0-3 Slaters and has outscored its opposition by 12-2.

On Monday, senior co-captain and four-year starter Brittany Bushey sparked the offense with two goals, while the OV defense allowed just one shot on freshman goalie Myliah McDonough, who earned her third straight shutout.

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Sports column by Andy Kirkaldy: Patriots' foundation is showing cracks

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Today’s trivia questions, answers immediately below:

1.      What do Terrence Wheatley, Patrick Chung, Darius Butler and Ras-I Dowling have in common?

2.      Who are Corey Hilliard, Mike Richardson, Justise Hairston, Jake Ingram, Mike Pryor, Ted Larson, Markell Carter and Nate Ebner?

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Denecker Chevrolet eyes Route 22A parcel, move to prominent intersection

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Denecker Chevrolet co-owners Tom Denecker and Mike Capra have emerged as potential buyers of land owned by the town of Ferrisburgh at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.

Denecker and Capra, whose dealership has a Ferrisburgh showroom at the intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road and a Vergennes service center on North Main Street, met behind closed doors with the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Sept. 3 to discuss the 34.9-acre parcel. Ferrisburgh has been marketing it since September 2010 for $375,000.

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Eagle girls' soccer wins big over Cougars; Otter girls rally past VUHS

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham broke into the win column and Vergennes rallied past host Otter Valley.

Middlebury (1-0) was idle. The Tigers will host VUHS on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and Stratton on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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On Friday, five Eagles scored as Mount Abe topped visiting Division I foe Mount Mansfield, 5-1. The D-II Eagles evened their record at 1-1, with both games against D-I teams.

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Tiger football thrashes defending D-I champ Hartford

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — After Middlebury Union High School junior quarterback Austin Robinson and his teammates convincingly ended three-time defending Division I champion Hartford’s 27-game undefeated streak, 23-0, this past Frday, he said that he believed the Tigers had just made a statement.

“It just means we can do anything,” Robinson said. “We already knew that, but this game definitely reinforces it.”

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