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VUHS trips up Mount Abe

Posted on January 31, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — In front of the usual high-volume, standing-room-only crowd that goes along with the rivalry between the boys’ basketball teams from Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high schools, the visiting Commodores on Friday took a big lead over the Eagles, withstood Mount Abe’s third-quarter surge, and pulled away for a 64-39 victory.

The result improved VUHS’s season record to a misleading 5-6. Four of their losses have come to Division I teams, and four were by five points or fewer.

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Alderwoman bows out; Addison races loom

Posted on January 27, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Few races for elective office in March are shaping up in the five-town Vergennes area, but the Little City will have one new alderman, while a persistent Addison critic of Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification is seeking two seats on school boards, including on the one panel that would govern ANwSU if that measure is approved.

The new member of the Vergennes City Council will replace two-term incumbent Christine Collette, who opted to step down for what she called four good reasons — that’s the number of grandchildren she has.

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Mitchell works his way to school record

Posted on January 27, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — It didn’t take Otter Valley Union High School varsity wrestling coach Bob Bathalon too long to figure out he had something special in Forestdale resident George Mitchell.

Seven years ago, Bathalon was still coaching in OV’s youth wrestling programs when Mitchell, now a senior two-time Vermont wrestling champion, caught his eye.

“I started noticing back in 5th and 6th grade. When he came in there you’d see him start wanting more and more and more. He just took off,” he said.

What struck Bathalon were not only Mitchell’s quickness and ability, but also his intangibles.

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String of burglaries end with bust

Posted on January 27, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes police, with the help of three other agencies and two tips, on Monday cited a Rutland man and a Vergennes woman in connection with a string of six home burglaries committed in the city between late December and Jan. 18.

On Monday, Nicholas C. Moretti, 36, of Rutland was cited for the six burglaries. The citations were served on him at Addison District Court, where he was already being arraigned on outstanding warrants for burglary, assault on a correctional officer, petit larceny and unlawful mischief.

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ANwSU meets Challenge

Posted on January 24, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With the Addison Central School (ACS) board’s Thursday adoption of a $1.71 million budget for voter approval in March, it became official that 2011-2012 spending at all four Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Schools will drop.

The ACS spending plan calls for a 5.07 percent decrease. Earlier in the week, the Vergennes Union Elementary School board adopted a proposed $3.89 million budget that would lower spending by 0.10 percent.

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Panthers stay undefeated

Posted on January 24, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — As it has for the past four years, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team continues to scale unprecedented heights.

This past weekend’s sweep of two home NESCAC games — on Friday with a dramatic rally vs. Wesleyan and on Saturday with a dominant effort against Connecticut College — moved Coach Jeff Brown’s Panthers to a program-record 15-0.

Middlebury (4-0 NESCAC) is also ranked No. 5 in the d3hoops.com NCAA Division III poll, another high-water mark.

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VUHS board again backs decreased spending

Posted on January 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School board members have adopted a 2011-2012 budget for Town Meeting Day approval that would drop spending from the current level by almost $94,000, or 1.06 percent.

Their $8.8 million proposal is the second in two years that would drop spending. The current year’s spending plan of about $8.9 million came in almost $11,000 lower than the previous year’s.

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Women's hockey crosses Crusaders off list

Posted on January 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team on Tuesday defeated visiting Holy Cross, 4-1, a result that followed a split of a crucial weekend NESCAC series at Amherst that allowed the Panthers to hold onto first place in the league.

The Panthers are 9-3-1 overall, 7-1-1 in NESCAC, while Amherst is 7-4-2, 6-1-1 NESCAC.

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Clippings: School testing results can mislead

Posted on January 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



School testing seems to be in the news constantly, partly thanks to the “No Child Left Behind” act — NCLB, pronounced as nickel-bee by anyone who works in or covers schools, or works on laws that affect them.

There are a few things the general public should, but may not in all cases, know about tests. First, most probably know they measure students’ knowledge in the core subjects of language, math and science.

Something many may not know is that tests do OK at evaluating students’ grasp of core content.

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Tiger girls score four on defending champs

Posted on January 17, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split two home games late last week, but the MUHS co-coaches may have been even happier with the Tigers’ effort in a Friday loss than in a Thursday win.

On Thursday, the 5-5 Tigers doubled up visiting Mount Mansfield, 8-4, in a game that had been postponed from the day before by a snowstorm. The Cougars dropped to 2-7.

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