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Vergennes foresees interim manager

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — It looks increasingly like an interim city manager will replace Mel Hawley when he retires on July 24, Deputy Mayor and search committee chairman Jeff Fritz told the Vergennes City Council last week.

Fritz at the council’s June 12 meeting said the city’s agreement with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns to coordinate the search for a new city manager was signed just the week before.

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OV junior tops Addison Independent baseball team

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In 2017 Otter Valley owned the local high school baseball spotlight, rolling to the Division II title and posting the area’s only winning record.

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Vergennes council facing possible major tax hike

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Facing a draft city budget that could theoretically trigger a 13-cent increase in the Vergennes municipal tax rate, the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added an extra budget session for this Thursday to work on finding savings.

An increase of that full 13 cents is unlikely because it would assume the council uses none of an anticipated surplus from this fiscal year, which ends on June 30, to offset the tax rate.

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Shacksbury Cider expanding in Vergennes

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The owners of Kennedy Brothers complex in Vergennes struck a deal in May to lease for four years, with an option to buy, the former 14 North Main St. home of Denecker Chevrolet. The move will allow Kennedy Brothers’ biggest tenant, Shacksbury Cider, to continue to expand its operations in Vergennes.

Kennedy Brothers co-owner Bob Feuerstein said he expects the Vergennes Development Review Board to approve a conditional use permit for conversion of most of the former auto dealership into warehouse and storage space for the specialty cider firm.

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Vergennes seeks six-month deal to keep recycling center open

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday meeting came up with what it hopes will be at least a stop-gap measure to keep the city’s recycling center open — a proposal to enter into a six-month contract with the other four towns the center also serves.

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Depth, talent give Legion nine hope

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Despite the loss of a few starters from the summer of 2017 there are good reasons to think the 2018 Addison County American Legion baseball team could take a step forward from this past season’s six wins, possibly even doubling that total and moving into contention for one of four Northern Division playoff berths.

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New leadership, new tech coming to Bixby

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Many things have changed during Addison resident Jane Spencer’s seven-year tenure at the Bixby Memorial Library, which will conclude on June 29.

But it’s probably safe to put technology at the top of the list now that the historic Vergennes library offers a half-dozen patron computers, a strong Wi-Fi signal, e-books and e-magazines, new computer bars, and, soon, a remote printing station.

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Tigers shrug off early deficit, claim D-I girls' lacrosse title

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
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BURLINGTON — There are many reasons the third-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team earned its second straight Division I title by defeating No. 1 Champlain Valley, 13-10, in Friday’s final on the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field.

A swarming defense led by seniors Keagan Dunbar, Abby Gleason and Olivia Beauchamp allowed only 15 shots on senior goalie Raven Payne. The Tigers picked off passes and knocked balls loose, and Payne made big saves in the final nine minutes with the game on the line.

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Vergennes youth club set to buy a home – at last

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes was founded in 2000 its teen members could take a short stroll across Monkton Road from Vergennes Union High School to the club’s first home, in the National Guard Armory.

If all goes well that walk will be recreated within about three months, just as the school year begins.

The club has agreed to purchase a former medical office on 1.87 acres at 20 Armory Lane, a building that is, according to Google Maps, a three-minute walk from VUHS.

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Eagles bash their way back to D-II title game

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — The 15-run mercy rule does not apply after the first round of the Vermont high school softball playoffs, but if Vermont Principals’ Association officials review the video of Tuesday’s Division II semifinal between No. 1 Mount Abraham and No. 4 Enosburg they might consider changing it.

By the time Eagle senior shortstop Katelynn Ouellette tripled home three runs to top off the defending champion Eagles’ six-run fourth inning they led by 21-1.

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