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School year had success, memories

Posted on June 23, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



On Monday morning Otter Valley baseball coach Tim Mitchell and I were trying to puzzle out why OV players are assigned to the Rutland American Legion baseball team and not to Addison County’s, especially given that Rutland is already drawing players from as far away as Manchester.

We decided that as long as athletes are playing somewhere at all we wouldn’t worry too much about it.

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Vergennes gets level city tax rate

Posted on June 23, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday made final a 2011-2012 budget and adopted a municipal tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year that will remain level for the fourth year in a row.

The budget features few spending increases other than a modest pay raise for some city employees.

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Vergennes honors men in blue

Posted on June 23, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel honored several members of the city police department, and he and City Manager Mel Hawley swore in the newest member of the Vergennes force.

With two dozen of their family members looking on, Merkel praised all of the department’s officers for their willingness to work any hours and accept any duties he asked of them, and for their ability to create “peaceful resolutions” when faced with difficult situations.

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Aldermen review derby, vacancies, sewer rates

Posted on June 23, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Aldermen at their regular meeting Tuesday adopted a budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year and set a new tax rate; see story, page 1A.

In other business, the city council:

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Adams steps down from ACS amid praise

Posted on June 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Addison Central School teacher Carol Adams just wanted to step down quietly after 28 years of teaching there.

But her students, family, current and former colleagues, ACS board members, and many from the Addison community, including former students and parents of students, wouldn’t let her.

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VUES retirees shared love of job, pupils, community

Posted on June 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Two teachers with a combined 72 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School — and two lifetimes of experience in the Vergennes area — showed up for their last day of work on Monday morning.

One, 5th- and 6th-grade science teacher Kitty Muzzy, 64, has been commuting for 41 years to the East Street school from nearby West Main Street.

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AC baseball squad relying on new talent

Posted on June 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The 2011 Addison County Legion baseball team has a new look this year — and is no doubt one of the younger entries in the Northern Division.

Only six members of 14 members of Coach Mike Estey’s roster have Legion experience, and only two — former Vergennes Union High School standouts Logan Williams and Jackson Alexander — are in their last years of eligibility.

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Tiger junior heads Independent team

Posted on June 16, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Slugging Middlebury Union High School junior catcher Mattea Bagley repeats as the Independent's Softball Player of the Year and headlines the 2011 Addison Independent Softball All-Star Team.

At least two athletes from each of the four local teams are recognized here after a season in which Mount Abraham, Otter Valley, MUHS and Vergennes probably didn’t finish as well as hoped, but all still accomplished something positive.

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Mary Hogan athletes have their day in the sun

Posted on June 16, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Nine young athletes won multiple events, and all the Mary Hogan Elementary School 5th- and 6th-graders were exposed to the sport of track and field on June 6, when the Middlebury school held its annual track meet on a sunny Monday.

The school’s physical education teachers run the annual meet, both to give all the older students a chance to learn about track and field and to give some the opportunity to shine.

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Special educator helped many over 23 years

Posted on June 16, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — On Tuesday, many Ferrisburgh Central School teachers wore the same ID tag while they supervised the events like egg-balancing relay races and Zumba dancing during the school’s annual Field Days, which celebrated the fast-approaching end of the school year.

Those ID tags bore the photo and name of FCS special educator Alice Walker, and they were celebrating the Charlotte resident’s 23-year tenure at the school — the end of which is also fast approaching.

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