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Aldermen to finalize city police station plan Jan. 29

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley on Wednesday said the city council must make a couple more decisions on their proposal for a new police station before it is ready for a Town Meeting Day vote.

Aldermen plan to meet on Jan. 29 to make final a bond amount and prepare a warning for residents’ approval in March, Hawley said, with it almost certainly intended to finance a 5,940-square-foot, 24-room station on the former North Main Street home of Vergennes Auto Sales.

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Residents, officials consider Monroe Street safety

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Monday told more than a half-dozen Monroe Street residents that the town would study, in Chairman Dean George’s words, “traffic-calming and other alternatives” to make a short stretch of their road safer.

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Sports Column by Andy Kirkaldy: Authority figures show bad side of pro sports

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Every now and then the stupid side of sports is fully displayed.

This past weekend was such a time, and in more ways than one.

Let’s start with first things first. Word broke late on Friday that the National Hockey League owners and players had resolved their labor dispute after 113 days, and by Sunday it was confirmed.

It’s not that the resolution was unwelcome news, it’s that the words “labor dispute” are used kindly. It was all the owners and commissioner Gary Bettman’s fault.

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Ferrisburgh eyes school spending hike of about 4.9%

Posted on January 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday could make final a 2013-2014 budget proposal that if approved by residents in March would increase school spending by about 4.9 percent.

The draft that board members will be working with on Thursday would add almost $152,000 to current spending and request approval of spending a little more than $3.26 million.

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Panther women's hockey skates past Cardinals

Posted on January 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s hockey team on Saturday overcame a hot goalie and a 1-0 second-period deficit to defeat visiting NESCAC foe Wesleyan, 3-1. 

That victory finished a 3-0 week that was the Panthers’ first action after the holiday break — they defeated Wesleyan at home on Friday, 6-1, and won a non-league game at Utica on Wednesday, 4-1. The Panthers (8-1-1 overall, 5-0-1 NESCAC) were No. 4 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll.

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Addison school board considering budget with 4% drop

Posted on January 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The Addison Central School board will meet on Tuesday and could then adopt a budget proposal for the 2013-2014 school year that would drop spending over current levels by almost 4 percent.

If board members adopt the draft now before them, they would be cutting about $66,600 from the current $1.68 million budget to arrive at spending of roughly $1.61 million. The final budget proposal will need to be approved by voters.

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Ferrisburgh officals lukewarm to land lease for solar

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh was presented in November an offer to lease about 3.5 acres of its 34.9-acre parcel next to Vergennes, an offer that according to the company making it could be worth about a half-million dollars over its 20-year term.

But the selectboard has yet to carefully study whether that claim is accurate or enter into serious negotiations with Encore Redevelopment, the Burlington firm proposing to lease the land and put a solar panel array on it that would produce 700,000 kilowatts a year.  

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Area wrestling teams find some success at Hubie Wagner Tourney

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — No wrestler from one of the four local high school programs stood on the top of a podium when last week’s annual Hubie Wagner Invitational Tournament concluded in the Middlebury gym, but each of the four teams had something to be happy about.

The host Tigers had the best performance, tying for sixth with Champlain Valley among the 18 programs competing on Dec. 28 and trailing only one Vermont team, the combined Bellow Falls-Hartford squad.

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Tiger girls' hockey wins own tournament for first time

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Last week at the Memorial Sports Center, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team made a little history — the Tigers for the first time won their own holiday tournament.

Maybe more importantly, the Tigers won in style while evening their record at 2-2 after opening their season with two competitive road losses against other potential Division II title contenders.

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Kennedy Brothers Marketplace sold in family deal

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Kennedy Brothers business, including the landmark 11 North Main St. building in Vergennes, changed hands in a late-December family deal that will allow its long-time principal owner to retire.

The transaction also means the 41,724-square-foot Kennedy Brothers Marketplace building will no longer be for sale for $1.2 million, as it has been in recent years; its new owners have taken it off the market and will continue to look for tenants.

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