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Tiger boys' basketball blows past the T-birds for an 87-40 victory

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After a couple of tough losses and a schedule that started with just two of seven games at home, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ basketball team broke out on Saturday when winless Missisquoi Valley Union High School showed up.

The 0-7 T-Birds, who start two freshmen and two sophomores, hit nine three pointers in all to hang with 2-7 MUHS for two-plus quarters.

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MUHS gymnasts defeat Harwood

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team edged visiting Harwood on Tuesday, 107-103.3, overcoming an outstanding effort by Harwood’s Delana Cheney, who won the vault, beam and floor exercises as well as the all-around competition.

Highlighting the event for the Tigers were Lian McGarry, who tied for first on the bars and was second on the vault; Laura Whitley, who was second in the all-around and beam and third on the floor; and Carly Burger, second on the floor, fourth on the vault, and sixth on the beam.

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Bursting Vergennes Union High School pipes shut gym, flood halls

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Flooding due to frozen pipes in the Vergennes Union High School sprinkler system has twice struck the building, most recently on Monday in the main VUHS hallway — but more seriously back on Jan. 2, when water damage to the school’s main gymnasium floor will put the gym mostly out of service for the next six weeks.

On Monday, a sprinkler pipe froze and then burst over the VUHS health office, just off the main hallway connecting the school’s two wings, at about 5:30 p.m.

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After weird weather, city sewage over ow among state’s largest

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Weather extremes late last week — heavy rains, warm temperatures that melted existing snow, and then a hard freeze — triggered overflows to municipal sewer systems around Vermont, notably in Vergennes, St. Albans and Rutland.

All plant operators are required to report combined sewer system overflows to the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). That’s because the overflows are mostly storm water after weather events such as those last week, but also contain septic waste.

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Tigers and Dunbar are too much for Otter Valley girls' basketball

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — With senior guard Keagan Dunbar scoring a program-record 41 points, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team broke through for its first win on Tuesday, 67-52, against an Otter Valley team that staged a fourth-quarter rally but could not overcome a large Tiger lead.

Dunbar iced the victory and broke her own scoring record by hitting eight free throws in the final 1:02 after OV fought back from 19 points down to within 59-50 on an Alia Edmunds hoop with 1:35 to go.

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Addison Northwest warns budget with lower spending, higher taxes

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board on Wednesday agreed to propose a district-wide spending plan of $21,106,261 that if approved by voters on Town Meeting Day would cut current spending by about $10,000.

Because of a projected statewide school tax rate increase of 9.4 cents that budget would still increase the ANWSD property tax rate by 8.33 cents, according to preliminary district estimates provided to the board. Those estimates still hinge on factors that will be determined outside the district.

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Vergennes City Hall sized up for new conference room

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Work could begin soon to convert the former Vergennes police station’s squad room into a city hall conference room that would host meetings of the development review board, planning commission and possibly city council.

Vergennes City Council members last week discussed the final steps of the renovation of the former police station space, a project that Mayor Michael Daniels said would cost no more than $15,000.

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Otter boys' basketball team starts fast, defeats Eagle boys

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team has relied on the scoring of senior guard Josh Letourneau and junior guard Dylan Mackie this winter. Entering Saturday’s game at Mount Abraham the two had combined for more than 30 points per game, with no other Otter in double figures.

Understandably, then, Eagle Coach Martin Clark used a triangle-and-two defense to start out, with two guards chasing the OV standouts and three others protecting the paint.

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In girls' hoop, Mount Abe pressure overwhelms VUHS

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — Despite the loss of two starters to injuries before the season, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team has been holding its own this winter.

The young Commodores entered Friday’s game against visiting Mount Abraham with a 3-3 mark, and Coach Billy Waller has been happy with his team’s growth.

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Middlebury College seeking to even its fiscal keel, eliminate operating deficit

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s endowment has grown to an estimated $1.2 billion, according to David Provost, who joined the college as its executive vice president for finance and administration a year ago. And in a few years annual interest from that endowment should allow the college to better pursue goals that will directly benefit students, such as increasing financial aid and improving already well known language, environmental and international schools.

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