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October 24th, 2016

Tiger boys' soccer wins final game vs. VUHS

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Both boys’ soccer coaches came away pleased after Friday’s game between host Vergennes Union High School and Middlebury, but one was happier: The Tigers withstood a second-half Commodore surge to win, 3-1.

Coach Reeves Livesay’s Tigers finished the regular season at 6-5-3 after a 1-3 start, a turnaround that started with the program’s first victory over Champlain Valley in 20 years.

That record betters 2015’s 6-7-1 despite a tougher schedule and further improves on 2014’s 2-11-1.  

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Farmers are uneasy about the sale of one of state's biggest local food distributors

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — Any businessperson will tell you that it takes more than just a great product to make a success; you also have to get the product to the buyer.

Many local growers and meat producers are wondering what will happen now that ownership of their primary distributor — indeed one of the biggest food distributors in Vermont — is changing hands.

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Local high schoolers grapple with sudden deaths of Harwood students in crash

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — In the past two weeks, black and gold became temporary colors of choice for many Addison County students, teachers and school employees.

Sadly, it was not a fashion trend: They were rallying around their peers at South Duxbury’s Harwood Union High School, who are reeling after the unspeakable Oct. 8 tragedy that claimed the lives of four current and one former Harwood students, all either 15 or 16.

Black and gold are Harwood’s school colors.

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Cash prize offered to writer of best story about Vermont

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — Entries are being accepted for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent.

“We love that this contest inspires Vermonters to write about the wonderful state we live in,” said Dorothy Schnure, spokesperson for Green Mountain Power. “GMP is committed to supporting communities, and we are thrilled that this contest encourages talented writers across the state.”

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Summer blossoms lead to a strong honey harvest

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — The same lack of rain that has led to a smaller apple crop in Addison County and statewide has for the most part been a boon for bees in terms of clover-based summer honeys. But the slide from low rainfall to moderate drought the past three months has also dried up fall harvests that are based on wildflowers.

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High school field hockey teams wrap up regular season, OV to host playoff

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham defeated Middlebury to highlight local field hockey action as the regular season ended last week. In other action, the Eagles and Tigers each dropped road games, while Otter Valley’s final two games were both canceled due to poor field conditions.

The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.

EAGLES-TIGERS

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Julia Purinton: Artist gets around

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Isabel Lower



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Commodore girls' soccer earn edge over MUHS

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team gave itself a needed shot in the arm on Saturday, defeating host Middlebury, 2-1, to snap a five-game skid and finish the regular season on a high note.

The 5-8-1 Commodores were competitive vs. tough teams — Division I MUHS once, and D-I Rice and improving D-II Mount Abraham twice each — in that slide.

But a victory as the Commodores head into the D-II playoffs should give them a lift, said Co-Coach Dwight Irish.

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