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Fair Haven track honors Heitkamps

Posted on May 6, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FAIR HAVEN — Fair Haven Union High School hosted its second annual Slater Invitational track and field meet on its brand-new, collegiate-level track facility on Saturday, but first had important business to handle: The new facility was dedicated to longtime Slater track coach Dave Heitkamp and his family, who are Orwell residents and who all attended the ceremony.

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First-year Eagle team bests Commodores, 9-6

Posted on May 3, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Saturday in Vergennes, the first-ever varsity lacrosse game between Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high schools went to the first-year Eagle program, 9-6, over the third-year Commodore team.

The surprising Eagles improved to 3-3 with their second win in 24 hours — they defeated Milton on Friday, 4-2. 

Senior long-stick middie Bela Dobkowski, part of a Mount Abe defense that has teamed with senior goalie Craig Camara to allow just 6.3 goals per game, said the Eagles are gaining confidence.

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MUHS girls' tennis shuts down Raiders

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team continued this spring’s winning ways on Monday with a 7-0 victory over visiting U-32 in which all of the Tiger singles and four doubles players prevailed in impressive fashion — no Raider won more than two games in any set.

Coach Sarah Harrison Lynn said she knew U-32 (1-3) did not pose the toughest test on the 4-1 Tigers’ schedule, but was still pleased that her athletes played with focus and also took the opportunity to try to improve their games.

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Think you know your local sports?

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Our crack team of Addison Independent trivia geeks (Jessie Raymond, Katie Flagg, Trent Campbell and yours truly) competed in and did OK (second place) at Monday night’s useless-data smackdown at Two Brothers Tavern.

Because the event was organized to benefit the Symbol Formerly Known As ACCAG, better known now as Helping to Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE), we had been hoping for plenty of (not too well-informed) competition to help raise money for the cause. With one exception, The Weybridge Cats, that proved to be the case. We’re angling for a rematch next year.

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Former police chief sentenced to six months in jail

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Addison District Court Judge Cortland Corsones on Wednesday sentenced former Vergennes Police Chief Mike Lowe to six months in prison for one of the three charges to which Lowe pleaded guilty in January, a felony count of obtaining prescription drugs by fraud.

The full sentence for Lowe, 51, on that charge called for 1-2 years, but Corsones suspended all but six months of it.

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Horse-drawn peddler coming to Vergennes

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Downtown Vergennes will have a turn-of-the-century look — at least once or twice a week — this summer: Aldermen approved on Tuesday an application that will allow a local farmer to set up a horse-drawn vending wagon next to the city green.

Erik Andrus, owner of Ferrisburgh’s Good Companion Bakery, plans to hitch a four-foot-by-seven-foot wagon to a draft horse and drive the rig from his farm — which is about a half-mile east of Route 7 on Burroughs Farm Road — into Vergennes. That plan earned unanimous backing on Tuesday.

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City council accepts pool, land; eyes future

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday voted unanimously to sign the deed that will give the city ownership of 11.22 acres of land near Vergennes Union High School, land that houses the city’s recreation facilities, including the Vergennes pool.

The land had been owned by the Vergennes ID school board, and the pool had been maintained by a volunteer committee. The city is now taking over that task and has been planning to do so in recent months.

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VUES looks to replace old boiler

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Elementary School officials are looking at spending up to $200,000 this summer to replace one of the school’s boilers and build a new roof on one section of the East Street building.

Addison Northwest Supervisory Union business manager Kathy Cannon said VUES already has $125,000 set aside in a capital fund line item, including $15,000 in its recently approved budget, to help pay for the work.

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Track teams open strong

Posted on April 26, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — An early-season high school track and field meet at Middlebury College on Friday featured some fine individual performances by athletes from Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes, but the fourth team on hand, Lyndon, walked away with first place when they tallied up both the girls’ and boys’ team scores.

The Lyndon girls scored 120 points, with MUHS (89) and Mount Abe (81) not too far behind and VUHS (27) trailing.

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Departing city planner praised

Posted on April 26, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials said it was with unusual regret that they accepted the April 13 resignation of Neil Curtis from the city’s planning commission after almost seven years of service, the past three-and-a-half as its chairman.

Curtis, 42, oversaw the first full rewrite of the Vergennes city plan in decades, an effort that consumed most of his tenure, and also served those seven years on the Vergennes Development Review Board.

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