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Northlands Job Corps director out after less than a year

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The head of the Northlands Job Corps Center in Vergennes has been replaced after less than a year on the job.

An official of the company that operates the federally funded job training center confirmed in an email to Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley last week that center director Shirma Ferguson has been replaced by an interim director.

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Tiger football routs Lakers in home opener

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team debuted in promising fashion this past Friday, taking a 35-6 third-quarter lead in a 49-20 victory over visiting Colchester in the opener for both Division I squads.

The Lakers scored on the game’s first possession, a four-play, 63-yard drive capped by a 5-yard pass from quarterback Zack Morin to wideout Bailey Olson and keyed by a 44-yard Morin-to-Olson bomb.

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Area high school sports season to kick off

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Leaves have yet to turn, and V-formations of geese have yet to soar over area towns, byways and pastures.

But sure signs of fall began to arrive two weeks ago: double sessions, wind sprints and pinnies.

And this weekend those pinnies will give way to clean uniforms, unblemished records and high hopes as the area’s high school fall sports teams take to the fields, trails and — for the first time — links this fall.

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New Tiger field hockey coach has 'passion' and an MUHS history

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The new Middlebury Union High School field hockey coach played a role during one pivotal period in the program’s storied history, and she is taking charge at what could be another key point in time.

Chelsey Giuliani, a former MUHS field hockey standout and 2001 graduate, played for Tiger coaching legend Gail Jette during the final few years of Jette’s nearly four-decade career.

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Homestead tax rates drop in Panton, Waltham and Addison

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The final 2017-2018 residential property tax rates in the three smaller Addison Northwest School District towns, Panton, Waltham and Addison, are lower than in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, although the decrease in Panton is minimal.

Meanwhile, non-residential rates — paid by owners of business and rental property and second homes along Lake Champlain — dropped in Waltham, rose by less than 2 cents in Addison, and increased by around 5 cents in Panton.

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What's up there?

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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LIANN SPINDELDRAHER, 9, of Berlin, Germany, casts her gaze skyward — and through NASA-approved safety glasses — on Monday in Bristol. Spindeldraher’s family was visiting Bristol, and her father said he was thrilled to give Liann and her sister a chance to view the partial solar eclipse at an event organized by the Bristol Recreation Department and Bristol resident Carl Engvall.

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Seeing for himself

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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R.J. ADLER JOINED the all-ages eclipse-viewing gathering on Monday at Mount Abraham Union High School, hosted by the Bristol Recreation Department and suggested by Bristol resident and Middlebury Union High School science teacher Carl Engvall. The event and drew almost 100 eclipse fans, who shared 25 pairs of NASA-approved safety glasses.

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A sense of awe

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON RESIDENT ED Blechner observes the moon partially obscure the sun, using safety glasses provided by the Bristol Recreation Department on Monday afternoon. Blechner was one of close to 100 people who came together at Mount Abraham Union High School to watch the effect of the celestial bodies aligning themselves in space.

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Ferrisburgh selectboard adopts town plan

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After a multi-year process Ferrisburgh has a new town plan. The Ferrisburgh selectboard made it official on Aug. 15 by unanimously adopting the plan as proposed by the Ferrisburgh Planning Commission.

The plan creates eight “Planning Areas” and makes recommendations for land use policies and actions for each.

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Wheeling resigns from Ferrisburgh zoning post

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh zoning administrator Ken Wheeling resigned his post in a letter to the Ferrisburgh selectboard that the town received on Aug. 14.

Wheeling, 79, had since July 17 been on what Ferrisburgh selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence described “as an indefinite leave of absence” for undisclosed reasons.

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