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Andy Kirkaldy: Teams warming up with approach of postseason

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Spring has finally arrived, and many of the local high school teams are making up for earlier games lost to rain, snow and soaked fields with packed schedules. Middlebury girls’ lacrosse, for example, had eight games stuffed in between May 10 and 25, while their Vergennes-Mount Abraham girls’ lax peers had 10 games crammed in between May 8 and 24.

Well, that’s one way to tune up for the playoffs, which will begin next week after the athletes catch their breath over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Supreme Court backs Vergennes DRB ruling

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Environmental Court has for a second time ruled in favor of the Vergennes Development Review Board and against Mahaiwe LLC, the owner of record of Grist Mill Island, in a dispute over perimeter fencing for the island.

The DRB insisted on a railing fence around the island to protect occupants of additional apartments proposed in 2016 by Mahaiwe, of which Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky is the principal owner.

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Ferrisburgh legal fees $18,000 over budget

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
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FERRISBURGH — While dealing with two thorny legal problems during the current fiscal year the town of Ferrisburgh has overspent two line items devoted to legal fees by almost $18,500 and counting, according to Treasurer Deb Healey on Wednesday.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard has spent $24,102.15 on attorneys, plus a mediation firm, compared to a line item of $8,000, while the town’s zoning board has spent $6,337.90 compared to a budget of $4,000.

Many of the fees have been generated by two ongoing disputes.

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Ed Cook picked as permanent VUHS assistant principal

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — After a competitive process that drew a number of applicants, interim Vergennes Union High School Assistant Principal Ed Cook last week became the school’s permanent assistant principal.

VUHS Principal Stephanie Taylor announced the decision in an all-school email on May 9, not long after Cook had been chosen as one of two finalists by a search committee that included teachers, staff and community members, and students.

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ANWSD special revote on several items set for Tuesday

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — Residents in the five Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) municipalities will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize school officials to take action on several matters — action that was approved earlier this year but through technically impermissible means.

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Tiger softball keeps rolling, tops VUHS

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The good times continued early this week for the Middlebury Union High School softball team, which topped visiting Vergennes on Tuesday, 19-1, for the Tigers’ fourth straight win and fifth in six outings.

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In lacrosse, only MUHS girls earn a win

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — A home win by the Middlebury girls highlighted local high school lacrosse action early this week, as in other games the Mount Abraham/Vergennes, MUHS and Otter Valley boys came up short, as did the VUHS/Mount Abe girls.

MUHS GIRLS

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Tiger baseball tops VUHS; OV wins

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury edged Vergennes to highlight local high school baseball action early this week.

In other games, MUHS won on Monday, while Otter Valley picked up another victory. Mount Abraham’s home game on Tuesday vs. Missisquoi was postponed until Wednesday.

VUHS AT MUHS

On Tuesday, Tiger hurler Wyatt Cameron outdueled Commodore Will Wormer as MUHS topped visiting VUHS, 3-0. Cameron tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 10 and walking just one.

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Gaining ground

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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HARTFORD POSED A tough challenge to local girls in Vergennes last Saturday, posting a 13-9 win over the VUHS-Mount Abe cooperative team, which was coming off its first win two days before and has been competitive this spring.  

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Going for it

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SOPHOMORE COMMODORE DEFENDER Emma Beachemin moves in on Hartford’s Carolyn North during Saturday’s game at Vergennes. Hartford picked up the win over the young VUHS-Mount Abraham cooperative team, which has been playing tough teams during its second year at the varsity level.

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