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January 18th, 2016

Brandon area to vote on school unification

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — This week, regular Vermont citizens will get a chance to vote on Act 46. The law, enacted last spring, offers financial incentives for towns to merge in multi-school districts governed by a single board and funded by a single budget.

Voters in the eight Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union towns will go to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots on the proposed Act 46 unification plan for their district.

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Mary Hogan Elementary budget includes new Spanish program

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — ID-4 school directors are seeking voter support for a 2016-2017 Mary Hogan Elementary School budget of $7,391,279, a plan that reflects a 9.08 percent increase in spending, but a much smaller 1.44 percent bump in the homestead education property tax rate.

And Middlebury school directors note that the overall education property tax rate for local students in grades pre-K through 12 is expected to decrease by 4.08 percent, due in part to a substantial increase in students that will in turn net the community more state assistance.

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Nonprofit shop offers gently used clothes, job training for teens

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Jutta Miska has been involved in local teen issues since her family arrived in the Middlebury area back in 1983. She helped establish and staff the Addison Central Teens center and has spearheaded the annual “Swap & Shop” clothing store at Middlebury Union High School for the past four years.

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Panther basketball coach tallies 300th win

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Panther men’s basketball coach Jeff Brown earned his 300th victory at Middlebury College this weekend when his team swept two home NESCAC games.

The two wins pushed Brown’s career record at Middlebury in 19 years to 300-181. That record is the most victories ever by a Panther men’s basketball coach, and he owns the best winning percentage by a coach who has led the team for more than seven games. The Panthers will look to add to that victory total this coming Sunday, when they host Williams at 3 p.m.

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MUHS boys' hockey loses, 3-1, to Hilltoppers

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ST. JOHNSBURY — Host St. Johnsbury defeated the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Saturday, 3-1, despite the Tigers’ 44-17 edge in shots on goal.

The loss was the third straight for the Tigers, all on the road, and it dropped them to 7-4-1. MUHS scored just two goals in the three setbacks, and will look to bounce back with a pair of 7 p.m. home games this week, vs. Stowe on Wednesday and vs. North Country on Saturday.

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Eagles, Otters each tally a victory in girls' basketball

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham won its second straight road game to highlight girls’ basketball play in the latter half of last week. In other action, Otter Valley split a pair of home games, while Vergennes lost a road contest.

The Commodores also hosted Middlebury on Saturday; see story on Page 16.

EAGLES

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Tiger girls' hockey earns win number 11

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team kept up its winning ways on Saturday, when the Tigers defeated host South Burlington, 5-0. The Tigers improved to 11-2-1 with their eighth straight victory, while SB dropped to 4-7. The Tigers will host Rutland (9-3) on Wednesday.

Andi Boe led the Tigers with two goals and an assist, and goalie Katie Billings worked an 11-save shutout. Rebel goalie Erin Church stopped 18 shots.

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Commodore boys fall to MVU basketball

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Visiting Missisquoi prevailed over the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team on Friday, 64-52, in a Lake Division contest.

The T-Birds’ Austin Sullivan scored 17 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as MVU stretched its 41-38 third-quarter lead and improved to 6-6.

Adam Gill and Josh Lorrain led the Commodores with 10 points apiece. VUHS slipped to 4-8. 

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