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September 12th, 2013
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.
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.
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.
ESSEX — Middlebury Union High School senior Max Moulton won the Division II boys’ race at the Essex Invitational on Saturday, helping the Tiger boys to a second-place finish in a tight battle with Montpelier. Moulton finished the 5K race in 17:14.6, nearly seven seconds ahead of second-place Will LaCroix of Rice.
Ryan Biette, a junior, also cracked the top 10 for MUHS, but the Solons edged the Tigers for first place in team scoring, 50-56.
LINCOLN — Harriett “Hattie” Brown has delivered the news from Lincoln for three decades as the town correspondent for the Addison Independent. The 94-year-old is sharp as a tack and more active than most people in their 10th decade; but she decided recently that she is ready to pass the job on to another Lincoln resident.
Her last installment of the Lincoln News appeared in this past Thursday’s edition.
5th Annual Shoreham Apple Fest
Sunday, September 15 – 12:30-5:00 - Shoreham Town Green
Free event and fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/9 MUHS vs. Rice .................................. 1-1
9/9 OV vs. Fair Haven............................. 3-0
9/11 Mount Abe vs. Mt. Mansfield ........... 2-1
9/10 Springfield vs. OV .......................... 7-3
9/11 VUHS at MUHS ............................ Ppd.
9/11 Mt. Abe at U-32 .............................. Ppd.
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.