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City, state effort to keep elderly healthy could go national

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The organizers of a year-old program based in Vergennes that is intended to help seniors stay healthy and independent say it is working well as they plan to expand the effort to other Addison County sites, including Middlebury, Bristol, Shoreham and Orwell.

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Alum to lead Tiger field hockey

Posted on July 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Successful Middlebury Union High School field hockey coach Kelley Higgins has decided to step down after seven years, citing family reasons, and one of her former players, 2007 MUHS graduate Megan Sears, will replace her.

Higgins’ résumé includes the 2011 Division I championship, a trip to the final in Sears’ senior year, and semifinal berths in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Overall, her teams compiled a 56-39-19 record while playing in the Metro Conference, by far Vermont’s toughest league.

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State tax information shows rate changes in ANwSU region

Posted on July 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — While Addison and Vergennes town officials recently set local tax rates, state officials also released school tax information that made the rate picture clearer for residents of four of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns.

ANwSU rates are up somewhat after a year of little or no increases in 2012.

An unknown remains Ferrisburgh, where a town-wide reappraisal that officials said was largely triggered by inaccurate assessments of lakefront property is just now winding up.

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VUHS co-principal excels at career

Posted on July 16, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — New Vergennes Union High School co-principal Stephanie Taylor has risen rapidly in her second career working outside of the home.

After graduating from Boston’s Simmons College in 1981, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native and longtime Vermont resident, who was hired in May for her new post, spent time in the business world for several years, including managing a food service firm.

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Northlands change delayed again

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A series of delayed decisions has led to status quo at Northlands Job Corps: Alutiiq LLC, the center operator that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the national job training program’s overseer, said would leave this past December will now remain there until at least September.

Northlands is also doing business as usual even though the DOL’s lease for the MacDonough Drive campus in Vergennes, an agreement that dates back to 1978, technically expired on June 1.

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Voyageurs’ trip to arena seen as plus for future of box lacrosse

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — This past weekend’s inaugural visit of the Vermont Voyageurs semi-pro box lacrosse team to Middlebury’s Memorial Sports Center went well enough that the team’s management is considering another weekend-long visit next summer.

The Voyageurs’ senior and junior teams played a series of games at the Sports Center on Saturday and Sunday, drawing a decent crowd at $7 a pop on Saturday night and at least some fans for an early afternoon game the next day.

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Clippings: Town office plan on the table is best option

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



AT&T has been running TV ads for its cellphone service in which a guy sits down with a bunch of six-year-old kids and asks them questions like, “Is faster better than slower?” and “Is more better than less?”

They all eventually come up with the right answer, and then the voice-over guy comes on and reads the tagline: “It’s not complicated.”

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Mount Abe's Jona Scott helps Vermont win golf match vs. N.H.

Posted on July 8, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WOODSTOCK — Recent Mount Abraham Union graduate Jona Scott capped his high school career on June 27 by helping his Vermont golf team defeat New Hampshire, 22-8, in the annual Julian Cup competition, which was held at the Woodstock Country Club and pits top senior golfers from each state against one another.

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Enough Rain! Past two months have made a big splash

Posted on July 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — According to National Weather Service meteorologist Kimberly McMahon, the data the agency collects at the Burlington International Airport show things started getting unusual in the middle of May.

In fact, temperatures for the first six months of year remain “right around normal,” McMahon said.

So, too, did precipitation amounts for the first four-and-a-half months of 2013. In fact, if anything, there was a little less snow and rain overall.

“Toward the middle of May, we were below normal,” McMahon said.

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Vergennes Champs swim team rallies past Middlebury Panthers

Posted on July 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The visiting Vergennes Champs swim team rallied on June 27 during the freestyle events to edge the host Middlebury Panthers, 246-235.

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