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BRISTOL — Visiting Mill River on Monday jumped on the Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team early on the way to a 57-37 victory. Minuteman Aiden Botti hit all three of his attempts from behind the arc as Mill River took leads of 18-8 after one period and 31-20 at the half. Mill River (2-0) used balanced scoring to stretch the lead, as Will Farrell finished with 15, and Botti and Colby Fox added 12 apiece. Liam Kelliher led the 1-1 Eagles with 15 points.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District Board this week will continure work on a budget for the coming school year that, in its current state, proposes roughly $31.5 million in spending. That represents an increase of $557,000, or 1.8 percent, over the current Fiscal Year 2020 budget, which passed by just 13 votes on Town Meeting Day this past March. At a Dec. 10 school board meeting, Superintendent Patrick Reen emphasized that the spending plan is “far from anything set in stone.” The board must adopt a final district-wide budget in January to put before voters in the five...
RANDOLPH - The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team on Saturday opened its season by defeating host Randolph, 57-45. The Eagles led through most of the contest, including by 24-19 at the half. But Ghost Fritz Hauser scored 10 of his 17 points in the late going to help Randolph close to within a point, 41-40, with 5:40 remaining. The Eagles then closed the contest on a 16-5 run to win going away. Mount Abe senior Liam Kelliher scored 10 of his game-high 24 in the fourth quarter, including five of six from the line in the final minutes to seal the win. Griffin Paradee added 10...

ABOUT 40 VOLUNTEERS from the five Mount Abraham Unified School District towns gathered on Dec. 5 in Starksboro to write letters to district residents seeking support for the MAUSD mentoring program. The program currently matches 94 district students with long-term, trained adult mentors from local communities.
STARKSBORO — Around 40 volunteers from Mount Abraham Unified School District towns gathered on Dec. 5 at Starksboro’s Common Ground Center to write 1,000 fundraising letters to residents of Bristol, New Haven, Starksboro and Monkton on behalf of the school district’s mentoring program. Six Lincoln residents attended to help process the donation letters, but that town’s volunteers opted to approach the Friends of Lincoln organization for a gift rather than send letters, according to organizers. Other funds come from foundations and town budgets. Starksboro has regularly donated $2,000, and...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Unified School District board on Wednesday evening will host what the board is calling its third Community Conversation of the fall. At the 6 p.m. meeting, which was moved to Mount Abe’s larger cafeteria after the Nov. 5 Community Conversation drew an overflow crowd to Bristol’s Holley Hall, the board’s Community Engagement Committee will focus discussion on what it calls “a range of possible options for our facilities.” Those options will include the five different school closing and reconfiguration possibilities that were presented for discussion at the Nov. 5...
BRISTOL — The next step in the Mount Abraham Unified School District’s months-long community-engagement process comes this Tuesday in Holley Hall. The MAUSD’s Community Engagement Committee will host a forum beginning at 6 p.m. that will review input from the seven conversations the committee hosted in October, one in each district town and one each with district students and staff. Those who come to Holley Hall at 5:30 p.m. may sample refreshments and listen to live music, according to the committee. According to the summary sent out after each of the conversations — dubbed Conversation 1 —...
As a resident of the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) for 25 years, I have realized the depth of commitment and caring our community has for the success of our schools, our teachers and our students. As a parent of children who attended school here, I have been witness to the ways this community has supported our kids over the years and how teachers, community members and others continue to support them still. Our schools have always put our kids at the center of their education — providing opportunities and creative options for ALL students, understanding that with education,...

GOALIE KATE GOSLIGA and the rest of the Vergennes defense scramble to clear a corner kick as Eagles Juliette Snell (2) and Lucy Guy (8) wait to swoop in the first half of Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Mount Abe in Bristol. Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — It almost felt like Tuesday’s high school girls’ soccer game between host Mount Abraham and Vergennes was over before it started. The host Division II Eagles, smarting from a rough stretch the week before, jumped on the Commodores quickly. They launched three shots in the first 4:20, scored on their third, and added two more goals in the first 23:03 in their 3-0 victory, one that clinched their Lake Division crown. They outshot VUHS, 32-3, even though the Commodores had come in riding a four-game winning streak that had moved them into first place in D-III. As of Wednesday VUHS...
ADDISON COUNTY — In area field hockey action earlier this week, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each picked up a pair of victories, and Middlebury dropped a pair of games. Teams are in their final week of play, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning. EAGLES On Friday the 11th, the Eagles blanked visiting Colchester, 2-0, to end their tough three-game skid. Those losses all came to top Division I teams by one goal. Txuxa Konczal sparked the Eagles by scoring and setting up Emma Fay’s strike, and Madison Gile assisted Konczal. Kira Murray posted...

MUHS SENIOR FORWARD Merry Kimble, foreground, waves for the ball as sophomore midfielder Ivy Doran controls it during the Tigers’ Thursday home game vs. Rutland. In the background sophomore midfielder Sophie Larocque, who scored in the Tigers’ 4-2 setback, looks on. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy
ADDISON COUNTY — In midweek high school girls’ soccer action last week, three local teams — Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley — all picked up victories, while Middlebury dropped a pair of contests. Friday and Saturday games in all sports were played after the early deadline for this edition; the Independent’s press was closed this past weekend. COMMODORES The Commodores on Wednesday defeated defending Division II champion Milton, 3-1, picking up valuable points in their efforts to remain on top of the D-III standings in the process. VUHS scored the game’s first three goals before...


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