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December 27th

Letter to the editor: Progress being made at Mt. Abe

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By David Brynn



Thank you for the great article by Christopher Ross titled “FitzGerald getting to work at Mount Abe: New facilities chief ramps up rehab” (Dec. 13 edition). It is absolutely terrific to see the good things that are happening at Mount Abe. There are lots of them.

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Letter to the editor: Thanks to many, Mission Concert was a hit

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Mission Concert Committee members



The Mission Concert Committee of the Vergennes Congregational Church wishes to thank the many talented performers, sponsors and people of Addison County who made the 3rd annual mission concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, such a success. The melodious sounds of woodwinds, fiddles, guitars, ukuleles, keyboards and beautiful voices filled the church sanctuary for two hours and helped raise nearly $4,600 to help local neighbors in need.

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Letter to the editor: Transition to electric needed

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



I have had an electric car for a year now and am mostly happy with it, on warm sunny days — a Chevy Volt.

It gets about the equivalent of 100 miles a gallon with $2.50 for a gallon of gas and $0.15 per kWh in electric mode. Or 45 miles on a gallon of gas in gas mode. This doesn’t really offset the lease of $310/month.

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2018 in sports: Titles, tragedy, drama and grit

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Arguably 2018 in Addison County was the year of the female athlete, especially if she wore Mount Abraham Union High School maroon.

Mount Abe girls’ teams won championships in basketball, softball and field hockey.

Meanwhile Eagle senior Lydia Pitts added four more Division II gold medals to her career track and field trophy case, three indoors in the winter and one outdoors in the spring.

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Otters, Tigers the victors in boys' basketball

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ basketball late last week, Otter Valley knocked off visiting Vergennes, which also lost to Fair Haven; Middlebury remained undefeated, but it wasn’t easy; and Mount Abraham dropped a close home contest.

Teams will return to action this Thursday.

OV OVER VUHS

OV took a 15-2 lead after one period on the way to a 51-34 victory over the visiting Commodores this past Thursday, breaking a streak of three slow starts. OV improved to 3-1.

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Tiger boys' hockey improves to 3-0

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MANCHESTER — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won twice last week to improve to 3-0. The Tigers were set to take on Champlain Valley on Wednesday night and will host their annual holiday tournament on Friday and Saturday.

On Dec. 19 MUHS blanked host Lake Placid, 5-0, as five Tigers scored: Devon Kearns, Hale Hescock, Kolby Farnsworth, Joey Niemo and Andy Giorgio, who notched his first varsity goal.

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In girls' basketball, Otters and Eagles net wins

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Valley topped visiting Middlebury to highlight local high school girls’ basketball action late last week. In other games, Vergennes lost and Mount Abraham split on the road. 

OV OVER MUHS

At OV on Dec. 20 the Otters took a three-point halftime lead and then pulled away to win, 47-33, scoring a season-high in points in the process. Alia Edmunds (15 points) and Livia Bernhardt (10) led OV in the scorebook, and Alice Keith contributed seven points and 15 rebounds.

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MUHS girls' hockey team tops Wasps, falls to BFA

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team split two recent games and stands at 2-2 headed into the Tigers’ annual holiday tournament this coming weekend.

On Dec. 19 the Tigers blanked visiting Division II rival Woodstock, 2-0, getting an unassisted goal from Aleta Mathers and a strike from Carlisle Brush set up by Audrey Tembreull. Tiger goalie Lydia Deppman stopped 14 shots for the shutout, and Wasp goalie Ava Dodson made 25 saves.

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