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Champ swimmers power to victory

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs on Tuesday swamped St. Albans, 301-156, at the Vergennes city pool for their second victory in three Champlain Valley Swim League outings.

Allison Croke led Vergennes by sweeping all four 12-and-under girls’ races.

Three Champ boys won three races each: U-10 swimmer Ethan Croke, U-12 swimmer Carson Hoffman and U-14 swimmer Nathan Viera.

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Charlotte Rt. 7 work beginning this week

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



CHARLOTTE — As work now is starting in earnest this week to pave Route 7 between Middlebury and New Haven Junction, another Route 7 project is also beginning that will have an impact on those who head north to Chittenden County from Addison County. 

This week, contractors were starting to lay the groundwork for a rebuild of a roughly three-mile stretch of Route 7 that runs from the Ferrisburgh-Charlotte town line northward. Some traffic delays are expected, although as part of the project two-lane detours are planned. 

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Middlebury Swim Team falls to famaliar foe in fun evening

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
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BURLINGTON — Host Burlington Tennis Club coasted to a 268-164 victory over the Middlebury Swim Team (MST) in Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League action.

Despite the setback, MST’s third in as many outings, parent and organizer Jenn Staats said the evening was enjoyable, and not only for the good weather and smooth organization by host BST.

Mary Hogan School principal Tom Buzzell coaches BTC, and the annual reunion of Buzzell and many Mary Hogan pupils also helped make for a fun event, Staats said.

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Legion nine wins two straight, back in race

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team managed just five hits in two games this past weekend, but won both thanks to strong pitching and errorless defense.

On Friday, AC edged host South Burlington, 3-2, with George Bailey earning the pitching win and Hunter O’Connor nailing down the final out for a save. On Saturday at the Middlebury College field AC blanked Stowe, 3-0, as O’Connor tossed a two-hit shutout.

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BTC edges Vergennes Champs

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
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VERGENNES — On July 7, visiting Burlington Tennis Club rallied past the host Vergennes Champs swim team in the freestyle events to nip their hosts, 255-237.

The Champs held the lead for most of the night and led, 170-162, heading into the individual free races. BTC won six of 10 of those events to edge ahead, 213-209, and then cemented its win by prevailing in six of the 10 free relays.

Leah Croke won three 12-and-under girls’ races and Nathan Viera claimed three U-14 boys’ events to pace the Champs.

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Making his mark, looking for more - Simpson aiming for MMA career

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — In late fall 2011, when Travis Simpson was a junior at Vergennes Union High School, he signed up for the Commodore wrestling team.

In the winter of 2013, Simpson, who then went by T.J., reached the 182-pound state final despite weighing about 165.

Early in 2015, Simpson, a Ferrisburgh resident who turns 21 on July 13, decided to put those skills to use in another combat sport — mixed martial arts, or MMA.

His success at the amateur MMA level, fighting around Vermont and upstate New York, has been equally dramatic.

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Bristol fire station comes online

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — An effort of more than a decade paid off over the weekend of July 2 and 3, when members of the Bristol Fire Department began moving trucks, equipment and files into their new, roughly 11,000-square-foot West Street fire station.

Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose said the station, budgeted at $3.19 million — including 9 acres of land, most of which will be sold — is fully operational, if not yet fully organized. 

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ANwSD tax rates increase

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Because of a change made late in this past legislative session, residential school tax rates in four of five Addison Northwest Unified Union School District (ANwSD) communities will be between about 2.76 and 3.56 cents higher than ANwSD officials’ good-faith estimates.

The exception is Ferrisburgh, where the estimate is now 1.78 cents lower than anticipated, according to Agency of Education figures released on Monday by ANwSD Superintendent JoAn Canning and business manager Tonia Mears.

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AC battles, but drops four of five contests

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion team won just once in five outings between June 30 and July 5, dropping AC to 3-8 and making a Northern Division playoff berth a long shot.

AC lost two home doubleheaders on June 30 and July 2 to Montpelier and Franklin County, respectively, before bouncing back on Tuesday to win big at Stowe.

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Champs swim to victory in first meet

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs kicked off their 2016 Champlain Valley Swim League season on June 30 by swamping visiting Winooski, 318-104.

Seven Vergennes swimmers won multiple individual races in their opener, led by Anna Rakowski, who swept all four 12-and-under girls’ events.

Will Clark, Nathan Viera and Jacob Viera touched the wall first in three races apiece, while Calder Rakowski, Noah Engvall and Adam Clark won three each.

The Champs also won six of seven contested medley relays and five of the eight freestyle relays.

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