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Power restored for 1,500 customers in Middlebury area

Posted on November 27, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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

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ANwSU invites public to school consolidation forums next week

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials have scheduled community forums in Addison and Ferrisburgh to explain to and get feedback from residents about the district’s effort to unify under Vermont’s new education law, Act 46.

Act 46, made law this past spring, offers financial benefits to school districts — and their taxpayers — that unify their governance under one common school board before this coming July.

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Otter scorer tops the Independent's field hockey all-star team

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — This fall an undermanned Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team scrapped all the way to a Division II title. All the Otters deserve tremendous credit, especially considering how few subs Coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell had to deploy.

But it’s hard to imagine the 12-2-3 Otters claiming that crown without the player who scored roughly two-thirds of the team’s goals, the Addison Independent Player of the Year, junior Allison Lowell.

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Sports Column by Andy Kirkaldy: Panthers, locals excel at exciting sport with sticks

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



It’s funny, field hockey has a reputation as a sport that is constantly being interrupted by whistles.

I thought of that on Sunday afternoon while I sat in front of my computer and watched the Middlebury College team battle Bowdoin for the NCAA Division III title and win, 1-0.  

Many more were probably glued to televisions watching a sport in which every play begins and ends with a whistle, and the athletes have to gather for a committee meeting before they decide what to do next. Yes, that would be football.

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Ferrisburgh eyeing deal with Vergennes police

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will consider during its upcoming budget talks whether to propose spending up to $25,000 a year for 10 hours a week of service from the Vergennes Police Department, board members said at their Nov. 17 meeting.

Board members said they would make the decision to include that or a lesser amount in the 2016-2017 municipal budget after hearing from Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley and Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel about what city police could offer Ferrisburgh.

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Ferrisburgh to ask for sweeter deal on 'green' power line

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its Nov. 17 meeting said it would appoint a three-member committee to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with the companies proposing a $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run under Ferrisburgh roads from Kingsland Bay to Route 7 on its way to a New Haven converter station.

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Middlebury College men's hoceky shuts down Colby, ties Bowdoin

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Neil Sinclair coaching era began for the Middlebury College men’s hockey team with a solid weekend at Chip Kenyon Arena against two NESCAC foes, a 4-0 win over Colby on Saturday and a 4-4 tie vs. Bowdoin on Sunday.

Still, the Panthers came close to a sweep of their league foes, taking a 4-1 first-period lead on Sunday before Bowdoin worked its way back.

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Eagle junior tops Independent's Girls' Soccer All-Star Team

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — No banners will be raised by local girls’ high school soccer teams after this fall, but three local squads hosted and won playoff games, including Otter Valley for the first time in program history.

Although the Otters also enjoyed their first-ever winning season and are well-represented on the 2015 Addison Independent Girls’ Soccer All-Star Team, the Independent Co-Player of the Year suited up elsewhere: Mount Abraham junior Ernesta McIntosh.

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Young hunters bag big bucks during Youth Deer Hunting Weekend

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Seventy-five young hunters were successful locally during Youth Hunting Weekend and brought a deer to be weighed at one of Addison County’s weigh stations.

Although that total kill on Nov. 7 and 8 was the lowest in the county since the Department of Fish and Wildlife established the two-day weekend reserved for youth hunting, local hunters brought down several trophy animals, and generally the size and health of the deer killed were good, weigh station operators said.

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Deer rifle season starts strong; numbers and weights are up

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — The 2015 deer rifle season got off to a promising start in Addison County on Nov. 14 and 15, with the numbers coming in at the third-best opening-weekend total since 2010 and hunters taking down many trophy animals.

In all, the county’s nine official weigh stations handled 188 bucks, just 12 fewer than the highest opening weekend total of the past six years, 200 in 2013, and four fewer than 2010’s two-day total of 192.

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