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Ferrisburgh hears pitch for buried power cable

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — About 20 Ferrisburgh residents at last week’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting heard representatives of a Massachusetts company describe how a proposed $600 million underground power line that would run through Ferrisburgh would affect and — company officials said — benefit their town.

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New manure pit sparks debate in town and beyond

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Neighbors of an almost completed Ferrisburgh manure pit are upset about its potential impact on their quality of life and about the pit approval process, and they have protested to the Agency of Agriculture, the Ferrisburgh selectboard and their elected state representatives.

The farmer and state officials say the pit not only follows all regulations, but it is environmentally sound and sited as far from neighbors as is practical.

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Vergennes charity is finding results are sweeter

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After some rocky times during the recent recession, the Vergennes Main Street nonprofit Sweet Charity is enjoying its most productive year.

The eight-year-old charitable venture, run by members of the Women of Wisdom organization, has in the first seven months of 2015 given away more than $30,000 that was raised from the sales of donated furniture, decorations and other household goods out of its Ryan Block storefront.

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Mount Abe boys' hoop coach opts to step down

Posted on September 4, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Citing increasing job commitments and the long winter basketball season, Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Estey has decided to step down after three seasons.

Estey’s tenure was not marked by great win-loss records, but Mount Abe Co-Athletic Director Jeff Stetson said the results were largely beyond the coach’s control.

Stetson called Estey’s work successful in other regards.

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City alderman, prominent veterinarian Joe Klopfenstein to leave state for Oregon job

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes alderman and well-known area large-animal veterinarian Joe Klopfenstein will later this fall pull up his Vermont stakes after 30 years and leave for a teaching job with Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Klopfenstein, as much a fixture on the Vergennes musical scene as on the 33 dairy farms he serves with his veterinary partner, Annie Murphy, said he was made an offer that was too good to refuse — in part because he and his wife Nancy’s two sons both live in Oregon.

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Ferrisburgh Day to include unveiling of new town garage

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — This year’s Ferrisburgh Day, which will arrive on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 12, will be doing double duty.

Not only will Ferrisburgh Day give residents of the northwest Addison County town a chance to gather and get to know each other better, it will also serve as the official unveiling of the town’s new $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay highway garage. That building was built next to the former town garage, on Little Chicago Road across from Ferrisburgh Central School.

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Tiger booters fall short vs. Raiders

Posted on September 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer on Tuesday played an evenly fought contest against visiting Rutland, but the Raiders made better use of their chances to come away with a 2-1 victory in the opener for both teams.

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Tigers football opens with 21-13 win vs. Mount Anthony

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School football coach Dennis Smith often says a win is a win.

After his Tigers emerged from Friday’s night’s opener on Doc Collins Field with a 21-13 victory in a game with a combined four interceptions and seven fumbles and saw his team have three touchdowns called back due to penalties — but still make a number of big plays — that phrase came to mind.

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Teams dream big as high school games begin

Posted on August 27, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The area high school sports season gets under way with games this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then early next week, with two teams seeking to repeat as champions — Middlebury Union football and Mount Abraham Union girls’ soccer.

Other fall teams will be looking to build on strong 2014 campaigns, including Otter Valley football and field hockey and Tiger girls’ soccer.

Still others will be looking to bounce back after off years, such as the Vergennes girls’ and Mount Abe boys’ soccer squads.

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Vergennes lands major paving, culvert grants

Posted on August 24, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes recently received more than $200,000 of good financial news, City Manager Mel Hawley told city council members at their Aug. 18 meeting.

Most of that money came in the form of two grants, Hawley said, one of $144,000 to support paving projects on South Maple Street and Panton Road and one of $45,000 to pay most of the cost of a new culvert on South Maple Street.

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