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Middlebury to conserve parcel

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday unanimously backed spending $150,000 from the town’s Land Conservation Trust Fund to buy 38.3 acres on Chipman Hill’s southeastern flank.

That approval caps talks between the town and the seller, Co-Operative Insurance Companies, that had progressed in recent months.

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Energy program slow to get off the ground

Posted on September 10, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Homeowners in a half-dozen Addison County towns who would like to take advantage of voter-approved Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district provisions to help finance energy-efficiency improvements will have to wait a little longer.

But an official of the Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC), which is expected to help the 32 Vermont PACE towns administer the program, said progress is being made in what he and others say is a complex process of putting regulations and financial backing in place for the $20 million statewide program.

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Vergennes to host historic schooner

Posted on September 10, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Lois McClure, a replica canal schooner, will visit Vergennes in October to celebrate the city’s pivotal role in the War of 1812.

Vergennes aldermen at their Aug. 21 meeting gave permission for the museum to use the city docks on Oct. 12, 13 and 14 to moor the schooner.

On the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 12, the LCMM schooner will head up Otter Creek to Vergennes, the last leg of its 40-stop tour “Commemorating the War, Celebrating the Peace,” through Canada, New York and Vermont.

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Boys and Girls Club seeks local support

Posted on September 10, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes has launched its annual local fundraising drive, an effort that club Executive Director Mike Reiderer said is important for the youth organization in more ways than one.

The club’s goal this year is $17,500, as it has been in recent years. Reiderer said the effort netted $16,000 in 2011, the fundraising drive’s most successful result.

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Tigers edge VUHS; Eagles nip Milton in tourney opening

Posted on September 10, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — In a Friday clash between two veteran high school boys’ soccer teams with high hopes for 2012, host Middlebury topped visiting Vergennes, 2-0, in the opening round of the Tigers’ annual J.P. Carrara and Sons tournament.

Playing on Fucile Field, the Tigers got a goal in each half, one from sophomore Calder Birdsey and one from senior Akeem Pottinger, and limited the Commodores to three shots on senior goalie David Burt.

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Tiger football offers promise in opening win

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The 2012 Middlebury Union High School football season got off to a promising start on this past Friday, when a young Tiger team used tough defense, crisp special teams work and flashes of offensive potential to throttle visiting Mount Mansfield, 28-6.

The Tigers parlayed defense and special teams into a 16-0 halftime lead and remained in control during a more offensively oriented second half.

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NFL owners are out of bounds in referee lockout

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Y’know, it’s already harder and harder to get excited about each new NFL season as more information steadily comes out about how inherently dangerous the sport, notably at the professional level, is to the human brain.

And now we have the owner-imposed referee lockout to dampen enthusiasm even further.

It’s really difficult to root for a sport that is owned and operated by some of the meanest people who walk the face of the earth.

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OV football rolls over Springfield

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



SPRINGFIELD — The Otter Valley Union High School football team on Aug. 31 rolled to a 35-6 halftime lead on the way to a 48-6 win over host Springfield in both teams’ Division II opener.

The Otters took the lead when sophomore QB John Winslow hit senior Brett Patterson with a 43-yard touchdown pass.

A bad snap on a punt gave the Otters two more points, and OV took the kick and marched to score on a 5-yard run by Cody Gutzman.

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Local firefighters earn honors

Posted on September 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BENNINGTON — County firefighters won three of the 10 major statewide awards handed out at the Vermont State Firefighters Association’s annual convention, which was hosted by the Bennington Fire Department on Aug. 17, 18 and 19.

Two were members of the Bristol Fire Department.

Justin Jackman was named the Emergency Maintenance Technician of the Year.

Cadet Will Elwell earned the distinction of Junior Firefighter of the Year.

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Vergennes Day draws throngs

Posted on August 30, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a little help from Mother Nature, the 31st annual Vergennes Day drew a crowd on Saturday to the Little City and ran smoothly, according to city officials and its primary organizer, Marguerite Senecal of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

“The day couldn’t have been more tailor-made. It was gorgeous that day,” Senecal said. “And it all went like clockwork.”

Because no tickets are sold, officials have no good way to measure the crowd, which typically numbers in the thousands.

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