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VUHS graduate wraps up oustanding college career

Posted on March 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Skidmore College senior and former Vergennes Union High School standout Connor Merrill capped his men’s basketball career on Saturday by scoring 15 points on six-for-nine shooting as his West All-Star team defeated the East All-Stars, 105-94, in the Reese’s NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball All-Star game.

Merrill, a 1,000-point scorer at Skidmore and VUHS, added six rebounds, an assist and a block in Saturday’s contest, during which he sank three of four three-attempts.

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Kirkaldy: VPA system needs to be overhauled

Posted on March 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Until a few years ago, the Vermont Principals’ Association endorsed a straightforward system for seeding playoff teams in its four divisions.

Teams were awarded more points for winning against teams in higher divisions or on the road, and fewer points for winning against teams in lower divisions or at home.

For instance, if Division II Vergennes won a basketball game at D-I Champlain Valley Union, it would earn six points. The same win at home would earn five.

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State official proposes uses for Ferrisburgh parcel

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Light industry with a retail component, especially a value-added agricultural venture, could be the best use for the 34.91-acre parcel the town of Ferrisburgh owns at the intersection at Routes 7 and 22A. That was the message that Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Noelle MacKay gave the Ferrisburgh selectboard at a meeting this past Wednesday.

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Otter Creek brews new ales

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Lovers of Otter Creek Brewing Co.’s Black IPA, Copper Ale and Hop Session beers might want to buy and savor them while they can.

The Middlebury brewery is phasing out those year-round products in favor of two new brews, the company announced last week: Backseat Berner IPA and Over Easy.

Otter Creek marketing director Jed Nelson said the brewery’s several seasonal beers, like the firm overall, have been performing well.

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Men's lacrosse is gelling: Panthers top Polar Bears

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team’s sixth straight victory came more easily than the previous five.

On Saturday, Coach Dave Campbell’s Panthers took a 6-0 lead over visiting Bowdoin in the first quarter and coasted to a 13-7 victory to improve to 6-1, 3-1 in NESCAC play. Middlebury’s only loss of the season was in the opening game to undefeated NCAA Division III and NESCAC champion Tufts.

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Date approved for balloting on Ferrisburgh school budget

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — When the Vergennes Union High School board on Tuesday decided on a new budget proposal and vote date (see story, Page 1A), those actions triggered a date for a second Ferrisburgh Central School budget vote.

That revote, like the VUHS revote, will be held on Tuesday, May 5.

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Vergennes cops seeking man who stole cash from bank

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes and Vermont State police as of Wednesday morning were still searching for the man who stole cash on the previous Friday afternoon from the downtown Vergennes branch of People’s United Bank.

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said that at about 2:20 p.m. on Friday a man entered the North Maple Street bank, displayed a knife to the teller and demanded and was given an undisclosed amount of money, and left the bank and headed north on the street. Merkel said police do not know if he continued to flee on foot or by a waiting vehicle.

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Two-tiered VUHS revote set

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board at a special meeting on Tuesday decided to put a two-tiered budget proposal before voters on May 5.

The first article on the ballot will ask Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents to back a spending plan that includes about $156,000 of cuts from the $10.47 million proposal that lost on Town Meeting Day, 831-718.

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Otter senior tops boys' basketball all-star team

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — This past winter treated most area high school boys’ basketball teams well, with three winning at least 14 games and earning first-round home playoff games.

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Ferrisburgh Central School board makes reductions in new budget

Posted on March 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents will look at a lower Ferrisburgh Central School budget for a revote that will be timed to coincide with the Vergennes Union High School budget revote. The VUHS board last week eyed April 14 as a vote date.

On this past Thursday, the Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) board approved a new spending plan of about $3.581 million, $39,113 less than the $3.62 million plan defeated on Town Meeting Day, 302-267. The FCS budget revote date will be set once the VUHS budget revote is set — likely this week.

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