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Middlebury men's lax hitting its stride

Posted on March 22, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team took what its players and coach believe is a major step forward with a 12-5 pummeling of visiting Wesleyan, which often rivals the Panthers for the NESCAC title.

In improving the 3-0, the Panthers continued to play stingy defense — they have just allowed 16 goals so far in this young season — and get outstanding work from junior goalie Ryan Deane (14 saves vs. the 3-3 Cardinals).

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Lowe sentencing delayed for report

Posted on March 18, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — An Addison District Court sentencing hearing scheduled for Monday for former Vergennes police chief Mike Lowe was postponed to allow a Vermont Department of Corrections probation officer time to prepare a report that will be used in the proceeding.

Lowe on Jan. 11 accepted a deal with state prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of prescription drugs, a felony, and to one count of obtaining prescription drugs by fraud. Lowe also agreed not to contest a charge of neglect of duty.

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City council hears bar petition

Posted on March 18, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At last Tuesday’s city council meeting, aldermen dealt with a petition asking that they deny Bar Antidote permission to serve alcohol on its patio, which has five tables with 20 chairs. The business is at the corner of School and Green streets.

Area residents Cindy Paquette and Val Kittredge presented the petition, signed by about 20 residents, asking aldermen to deny the permit.

“It is incredibly noisy every single night the bar is open,” Paquette said, adding that she felt “the light (from the patio) and the noise is beyond intrusive.”

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One-board petition being readied

Posted on March 18, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Alderman David Austin on Tuesday told his colleagues that a Vergennes resident has started a petition for a citywide revote on the question of whether the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union should change its governance system.

Vergennes residents voted on March 2 by a 232-142 margin, or 62-38 percent, in favor of a switch to one board to govern all four ANwSU schools. The other four ANwSU towns joined the city by similar margins — the overall percentage tally was 63-37.

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Girls' hoop stars sparked strong seasons

Posted on March 18, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — All four local high school girls’ basketball teams ended up with something to brag about this winter: All won Division-II playoff games after faring well enough to earn home court for the first round.

And all four benefited from outstanding performances, none better than that of Middlebury junior Katie Ritter, who repeats as the Addison Independent Player of the Year.

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Small City Market soon to be bigger

Posted on March 15, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — By September the Small City Market should be a lot bigger.

On March 8, Cory and Hilary Foote, the Weybridge residents who for 12 years have owned the Vergennes store at the intersection of South Water and Main streets, received a Development Review Board permit to put up a new building to house their business — right across the street from their existing shop.

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Plattsburgh outskates Panthers in NCAA quarterfinal

Posted on March 15, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s hockey team’s remarkable late-season run ended on Saturday, when visiting Plattsburgh scored early in overtime to earn a 3-2 win in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal.

The Panthers entered the game with a 19-4-4 record after winning 12 of their 13 previous outings, including a 5-3 decision over the 19-5-3 Cardinals.

But on Saturday Plattsburgh got to loose pucks first, won most of the battles along the boards, and outshot the Panthers, 31-23.

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NCAA Basketball Regional Final: Panthers vs. Anchormen

Posted on March 11, 2010 |
By Trent Campbell, Andy Kirkaldy, and Andrea Suozzo



Join the Addison Independent at last Saturday's NCAA basketball championship game, where the Panthers faced off against the Rhode Island College Anchormen.

The slideshow takes a look at some of photographer Trent Campbell's shots of the game, with audio taken at Friday's and Saturday's championship games.

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Plattsburgh to challenge Panthers in tourney

Posted on March 11, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After a pair of hard-fought wins in Maine this past weekend, the NESCAC champion Middlebury College men’s hockey team finds itself back in familiar territory against a familiar foe: The 19-4-4 Panthers will host SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday at 7 p.m. in what will be their first NCAA appearance since 2007, when Middlebury made its 13th straight trip to the dance.

Saturday night’s NCAA Division III quarterfinal against the 18-5-3 Cardinals will be a rematch of a Feb. 2 game at Kenyon Arena won by the Panthers, 5-3.

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City Legion honors longtime firefighter

Posted on March 11, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Former Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Jenkins remembers as a teen in his native Vergennes hearing the siren on top of City Hall, racing to the fire station to find out where the action was, and then heading to watch firefighters do their job.

“That got the adrenaline flowing,” said Jenkins, now 66.

At the age of 16 he followed in his father’s footsteps and approached Vergennes Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ralph Jackman and signed up, beginning a 50-years-and-counting career in the fire service, including 17 years as Ferrisburgh’s chief.

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