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Panton will meet, vote on changes to town meeting

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents are being asked to gather this coming Monday to make a series of decisions that could create major changes in how the town takes care of its annual business in March.

Panton’s selectboard has called a special town meeting at Panton Town Hall for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 23, to consider moving the date of its annual town meeting and changing the way residents choose town leaders and decide on town spending measures.

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Champs top Marlins as all enjoy pool duel

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After some uncertainty, the weather on Tuesday joined swimmers and parents by smiling on the annual duel in the pool between the Middlebury Marlins and Vergennes Champs, won by the larger host Champs’ team, 255-203, thanks to their dominance in the relay events.

Make no mistake, the swimmers all wanted to win their races once late-afternoon thunderstorms cleared out and the warm sun that followed allowed the meet to be staged.

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Legion nine wins one; but playoff hopes gone

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



HINESBURG — Four weekend setbacks ended the Addison County American Legion baseball team’s long-shot hopes of earning a Northern Division playoff berth, but AC bounced back to win on Tuesday.

AC stands at 5-12 with five games left in the regular season after losing road doubleheaders to contenders Essex and S.D. Ireland on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and winning at Colchester on Tuesday.

On Saturday Essex swept AC, 9-2 and 10-0, and on Sunday SDI did the same, 4-0 and 13-3. On Tuesday AC rallied past Colchester, 4-2.

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Andy Kirkaldy: World Cup soccer isn't the best, but it's fascinating

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Here are takeaways from the recently completed men’s World Cup (I’m not calling it the FIFA World Cup. Those crooks at FIFA can sue me sometime they’re not busy spending their bribes from 2022 host Qatar):

•  The national teams do not play as well as the best European club teams, something that helps explain the many surprising results from this past tournament.

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Ferrisburgh home taxes rise by 4 percent

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, July 10, adopted 2018-2019 tax rates that will increase property taxes for homeowners by 4 percent and for owners of commercial and rental property or second homes by 5.7 percent.

Higher town spending is pushing the municipal portion of the rate up for the first time in several years, by 3.04 cents, or 11.5 percent, to 29.52 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

The homestead school tax rate that applies to homeowners is increasing by 4.29 cents, or 3.69 percent, to $1.6007.

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Accusations fly in exchange between dog rescuer, town

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The dispute involving the town of Ferrisburgh, Sand Road dog rescuer Sheila McGregor and her neighbors shows no sign of an easy resolution and has included accusations of trespassing.

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Ferrisburgh selectboard talks tree-cutting, depot

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard updated ongoing disputes on Arnold Bay Road and Tuppers Crossing at its July 10 meeting.

The issue of the extensive tree cutting along the east side of Arnold Bay Road done in April 2017 by a company working for the Vorsteveld Farm has been a regular selectboard agenda item.  

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Marlins swim past Winooski, 264-164, at league meet

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Marlins on this past Thursday made the most of their third and final home Champlain Valley Swim League meet by splashing past visiting Winooski, 264-164.

Leading the way for the host Marlins was Aidan Chance with four wins and Kaden Hammond, Oliver Poduschnick and Holly Staats with three apiece. Connor McNamara added a pair of victories at another warm and sunny home event.

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Bixby starts new chapter with Masha Harris at helm

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The new Bixby Memorial Library executive director has a Dachshund named Lemon and a Toyota Camry with more than 200,000 miles she insists is not a lemon; she enjoys cribbage and embroidery, plays the oboe, has published a couple pieces of short fiction, is working on a novel, and has visited all 251 Vermont towns.

And, yes, she loves books, especially Victorian literature.

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Vergennes school tax rate level; overall levy up by 1 percent

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — After all the dust settled in Montpelier in late June, Vergennes residential taxpayers will not see an increase in the school portion of their property taxes.

The city’s new 2018-2019 homestead property tax rate, according to city hall employees on Tuesday, is $1.6187, a half-cent lower than the 2017-2018 rate of $1.6237.

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