February 7th, 2013
FERRISBURGH — Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Ferrisburgh Republican Warren Van Wyck to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, in the Addison-3 House district.
MIDDLEBURY — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s latest transportation budget envisions a cost of $9,013,833 for replacement of the deteriorating bridges that carry Main Street and Merchants Row over the railroad tracks in downtown Middlebury. Construction is anticipated sometime within fiscal year 2015, which begins July 1, 2014.
VERGENNES — As the city of Vergennes considers building a new police station, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel has shared additional details about a proposed new police station in Hinesburg, which has been used as a point of comparison to Vergennes’ plans.
PANTON — A longtime Waltham school director will reportedly step down, and Panton will have at least one new selectboard member in March, but little change in the ranks of Addison town officials looms on Town Meeting Day.
In Waltham, Kristin Bristow will not seek to be re-nominated from the town meeting floor to the Vergennes Union High School board, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School wrestling team on Tuesday hosted a four-way meet with Vergennes, Mount Abraham and North Country that served as a late-season tune-up with the state championship event looming at Vergennes Union High School on Feb. 22 and 23.
All three of the county coaches have wrestlers they believe can reach the podium in Vergennes, many of whom had a chance to show their stuff in the dozen matches that were contested on Tuesday.
VERGENNES — In a Monday girls’ basketball game between two teams in search of wins this season and that saw three lead changes in overtime, visiting Middlebury finally walked off with a dramatic 47-43 decision over Vergennes.
Senior guard Tiffany Danyow shrugged off an injury suffered late in regulation to score six of her game-high 13 points in OT for the 3-9 Tigers, including two free throws at 0:51 that gave MUHS the lead for good at 44-43.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school basketball action earlier this week, the Vergennes boys and Mount Abraham girls kept rolling while the Otter Valley and Mount Abraham boys picked up road wins. But the Tiger boys lost on the road and the OV girls dropped a home game.
The MUHS girls also visited VUHS on Monday; see story on Page 1B.
VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Tuesday voted down two Vergennes Union High School bonds totaling $6.2 million that the VUHS board had hoped would pay for major improvements inside and outside the school.
A $4.2 million bond proposal lost, 820-671, or 55-45 percent, in commingled balloting in the five ANwSU towns.