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Waltham selectboard eyes revenue from power line, supports 'green line' proposal

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard came away from a Dec. 7 meeting with representatives of the companies proposing the Vermont Green Line saying it would recommend the town support the planned $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run from Beekmantown, N.Y., to New Haven.

“Our board was supportive of the plan,” said selectboard chairman Mike Grace in an email to the Independent. “We just wanted to get enough information to answer any questions at town meeting.”

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Alert and quick-thinking citizen saves Ferrisburgh business from fire

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An alert McDonald’s Restaurant customer and a quick response on Wednesday evening by Ferrisburgh and Vergennes fire departments saved a Route 7 business, according to Ferrisburgh Fire Chief Bill Wager.

At about 8:45 p.m. the Ferrisburgh Fire Department received an alert from a 911 operator that there was a fire at 802Performance, an automobile repair business at 2777 Route 7, across the highway from McDonald’s and Jiffy Mart.

Wager said a woman at the restaurant noticed “a glow” coming from the garage.

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ANwSU hopes to hear from citizens as Act 46 target nears

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The last of three Addison Northwest Supervisory Union community forums on the district’s effort to create a one-board system under Act 46 will be held on Monday at Ferrisburgh Central School from 6 to 8 p.m.

Act 46, made law this past spring, offers financial benefits to school districts — and their taxpayers — that unify their governance systems before this coming July, changes that require a Town Meeting Day vote.

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Middlebury boys' hockey opens with a key win

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Tuesday used a big second period and nine minutes of effective penalty killing in the third period to earn a season-opening 4-2 win over visiting Division I foe Rutland.

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Vt. Sports Media Association honors OV's Lowell

Posted on December 9, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association chose two high school juniors, a high-scoring field hockey player and a prolific football quarterback, as its Athletes of the Month for October.

In statewide balloting of VSMA members, the VSMA selected Otter Valley Union’s Allison Lowell as its October Female Athlete of the Month and Burr & Burton Academy’s Griffin Stalcup as its October Male Athlete of the Month.

A VSMA member first nominated each athlete for his and her outstanding performance in October.

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Otter boys' basketball uses distributed scoring to overwhelm the Eagles

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Using waves of substitutes and a decisive surge late in the second quarter, the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team defeated host Mount Abraham on Saturday, 81-57, in the Otters’ season opener.

OV Coach Greg Hughes routinely substituted four or five players every few minutes, and it paid off with six or more Otters scoring points in every quarter, 10 recording at least four points, and five tallying at least seven.

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Deer season was the best since 2002

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County hunters enjoyed the most productive rifle deer season since 2002, according to information collected from the county’s nine weigh stations.

The total of 444 deer weighed locally is the highest in 13 years and the most in the county since Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations changed in 2005, when a ban on shooting younger spikehorn bucks during rifle season went into effect.

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Plank Road knoll to get warning signs

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — In addition to hearing from Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler, the Ferrisburgh selectboard heard about a possible solution to a recent complaint about dangerous driving in town.

Board chairman Steve Gutowski said that road foreman John Bull was going to install warning signs on a knoll on Plank Road between South Middlebrook and Pea Ridge roads. Residents on Nov. 17 complained the spot was dangerous because of speeding drivers and limited visibility.

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Sheriff pitches services to Ferrisburgh

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Two weeks after Vergennes officials met with the Ferrisburgh selectboard to discuss providing city police service to the town, on Tuesday Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler told the board he believed his department could do the same job for less money.

Keeler also said he wished the board had contacted him previously to clear up its questions about his department’s performance in speed control and willingness to work nights.

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Squirrel causes Middlebury power outage

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — After a squirrel damaged a main power line near the Middlebury Inn, about 1,500 Green Mountain Power customers in Middlebury village and its surroundings were without electricity for four hours on Friday morning, a GMP spokesperson said.

GMP Director of Communications Kristin Carlson said company crews arrived on the scene shortly after the initial outage, a flicker at 6:42 a.m. The power went completely out at 7:39 a.m. and was restored at about 11 a.m.

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