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In football: Tigers and Otters get key victories

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Otter Valley union high school football teams won key games this weekend, but the Mount Abraham-Vergennes squad could not hold a first-half lead.

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The Tigers picked up their biggest win of the fall, knocking off visiting Champlain Valley, 14-7; denying the Redhawks, the top seed in Division I; improving to 5-3; and upgrading their playoff seed from No. 7 to No. 5.

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In girls' soccer: MUHS wins, Eagles split

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham bested Vergennes to highlight local high school girls’ soccer play in the latter half of last week as the regular season concluded. In other games, Middlebury picked up a win, the Eagles dropped a road contest, and Otter Valley lost two close games.

The Tigers also visited the Commodores on Saturday morning; see story.

The Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday morning.

EAGLES-VUHS

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OV boys' soccer improves record this season

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
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FAIR HAVEN — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team wrapped up its regular season on Wednesday with a 4-2 victory at Fair Haven.

The Otters improved to 5-8-1, a two-win improvement over the program’s 2015 mark and a three-win gain over 2014.

OV will apparently enter the Division II postseason as the No. 11 seed, and a first-round matchup with Hartford (8-4-2) is possible. The Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday morning.

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Stunning color

Posted on October 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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TREES BEDECKED IN stunning fall colors are set off dramatically by a blue sky in Middlebury this week.

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Vergennes mayor expresses city's frustration with truck traffic

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — During Monday’s Vermont Transportation Board public forum on proposed changes to the state’s rail service and on downtown truck traffic, which was held at the Bixby Library in Vergennes, Alderman Jeff Fritz read a statement from Mayor Bill Benton on the city’s ongoing frustration with the many trucks that rumble through its center every day.

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Eagle boys' soccer works overtime to best the Commodores

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In a Tuesday game with momentum shifts, the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team pulled out a 4-3 win in overtime over rival Vergennes, avenging a one-goal loss to the Commodores two weeks earlier.

Eagle sophomore William Wright put senior Keion Correll’s serve into the VUHS net 2:24 into overtime for the finishing touch.

Wright’s strike came after Commodore senior midfielder Max Ratti-Bicknell had twice erased Eagle leads in the second half by converting crosses from junior middie Lance Bergmans.

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Vergennes residents sound off about truck traffic

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — As might be expected, the topic of up to 800 tractor-trailer trucks rolling through downtown Vergennes dominated a Monday Vermont Transportation Board public hearing in Vergennes on “Vermont’s Transportation Future,” including passenger rail expansion, railroad safety and other railway issues as well as truck traffic.

About 30 local citizens attended the hearing at the Bixby Library in Vergennes, the first of seven planned around the state by the Vermont Transportation Board to take testimony on railroad and truck issues.

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MUHS field hockey upsets No. 2 Hornets

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School field hockey team on Monday played arguably its most complete game of the year, and as a result the Tigers stunned Division I’s second-place squad, Essex, 2-1.

After a scoreless first half in which the territory was even, but the 8-2-2 Hornets launched the only five shots on goal, Essex junior standout Jenna Puleo gave her team the lead with a 50-yard run through the Tigers and a strong finish into the lower left corner 1:40 after halftime.

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Duo unites solar power and batteries

Posted on October 18, 2016 |
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COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power and Waterbury solar power company SunCommon this month announced a partnership that will allow GMP customers to store solar electricity for use during a power outage — by taking advantage of the power company’s existing partnership with Tesla Motors Inc.

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Route 7 construction projects wrapping up for the season

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Work in Middlebury, New Haven and Ferrisburgh on two major Agency of Transportation Route 7 projects will soon be wrapped up for 2016.

According to a Friday email from VTrans spokesperson Stephanie B. Barrett, the 7.87-mile Route 7 paving project from High Street in Middlebury to just north of New Haven Junction will be complete on Monday, when workers will just be cleaning up for the year. Oct. 4 was the target completion date for 2016’s half of a mostly federally funded, $5.53-million project.

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