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Legion season ends with third-place tourney finish

Posted on August 2, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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CASTLETON — The Addison County American Legion baseball team fell short of its ultimate goal when Essex eliminated AC from the state championship tournament on Sunday, 11-1, but the local nine enjoyed a strong summer.

AC won twice at the state tournament after earning the No. 2 seed in the Northern Division with a 12-4 record, in the process erasing some of the sting of the team’s 2011 tournament performance — AC lost twice and was the first squad ousted.

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Bolduc charged with murder of Bell

Posted on July 30, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A Burlington man today was charged with second-degree murder for taking the life of Conrad Bell, 40, of Vergennes during a confrontation at a bonfire in Ferrisburgh just before midnight on Friday night.

At a Monday afternoon arraignment  in Rutland Superior Court, Joseph Bolduc, 25, pled innocent to that charge as well as a number of other charges stemming from the aftermath of an incident in which Vermont State Police allege Bolduc struck Bell with a tire iron in the neck and caused his death.

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Owners give Vergennes landmark a makeover

Posted on July 26, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Early this spring, the original plan for one of the most prominent pieces of the Vergennes skyline called for a paint job.

That’s when Tim and Liz Ryan, owners of the Ryan Block, a Main Street landmark that has borne their family name since a previous generation bought the 172-year-old building in 1965, asked Cornwall’s Jonathan Hescock for cosmetic work on the cupola atop their three-story structure.

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Thoughts on the summer sports scene

Posted on July 12, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



In the heat of July, sustained focus and long, reasoned arguments can be difficult to maintain, especially for the easily distracted.

Wait, was that the hummingbird at the fuchsia again?

Oh, right, anyway, it’s time for a sports snippets column.

• As of late last week, the last two baseball games I saw played were an American Legion Addison County team game and a Vermont Lake Monsters vs. Lowell Spinners contest in Burlington.

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Legion responds to first set backs

Posted on July 12, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team bounced back from its first two losses of the season with wins on Monday and Tuesday and remains in good position for a postseason playoff berth.

On Tuesday, AC knocked off host Burlington, 8-0, and on Monday, AC defeated visiting Essex, 5-1. Those results followed a pair of losses to South Burlington, 8-0 on the road on Saturday and 8-6 at home on July 5.

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Auditorium, track push VUHS bond costs up

Posted on July 12, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School board members, administrators, department heads and a dozen local residents on Monday heard details about what could be between a $5.7 million and $7 million project to upgrade the school, notably its auditorium and athletic facilities.

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Path cleared to develop high-profile city property

Posted on July 12, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A settlement of a site-contamination case should soon pave the way for the restoration of prominent, but long vacant, buildings next to the Otter Creek falls in Vergennes, according to the structures’ owner.

Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky, the principal in Shenandoah LLC, the company that owns the former Haviland Shade Roller Mill and its nearby Annex, said he now hopes in the months to come to revive plans to put shops, office space and condominiums in the two historic Canal Street properties.

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Ferrisburgh subdivision could hit market

Posted on July 12, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — About six years after the developers of the Pierce Woods received Ferrisburgh and state permits for their 21-lot planned residential development (PRD) off Stage Road, the lots have yet to be formally marketed.

But that status for what is the second-largest housing subdivision ever approved in Ferrisburgh could change in the coming months, according to town resident David Shlansky, one of the principals in the company that owns the land and is developing it.

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City, island owner still seek pedestrian bridge

Posted on July 12, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky hopes to move forward soon with restoring the Shade Roller Mill and its Annex after a court case was settled (see related story), plans to renovate another Vergennes property he owns on an island in the Otter Creek falls may take a little longer.

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Ferrisburgh reopens search for buyer for a prime parcel

Posted on July 9, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After 11 months, the full-price buyer for a 34.9-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A owned by the town of Ferrisburgh has walked away from the deal.

Selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said on July 3 that Montpelier’s Eastern Development Corp. informed the town in writing before a June 30 deadline that it wished to terminate the $375,000 deal it first signed with Ferrisburgh on Aug. 1, 2011.

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