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Panther field hockey claims league crown

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team did not score at its typical four-goal-a-game pace while hosting the NESCAC final four this past weekend, but the Panthers controlled the action and stifled two opponents, No. 2 seed Tufts in Sunday’s final and No. 5 Trinity in Saturday’s semi, in two 1-0 victories. 

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Women's soccer to host NCAA Regional

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After a pair of dramatic victories at Williams College this past weekend gave the Middlebury College women’s soccer team the NESCAC playoff championship, the Panthers were rewarded with one of the top seeds for the NCAA Division III tournament on Monday and will host an NCAA Regional this weekend.

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Years after his military service ended, Bucky is still giving back

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Addison resident and Rutland native Clifford Douglas, better known to all as Bucky, has donned clothing of many colors for many duties over the course of his 76 years.

As a successful John Hancock insurance agent from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, mostly working out of his North Main Street home in Vergennes, Douglas stuck with business casual attire.

Over many decades he has worn bright red and white as Santa Claus during annual holiday festivities in Middlebury and elsewhere.

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Birong joins veteran Lanpher in painting Addison-3 blue

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes restaurateur Matt Birong will join veteran legislator and fellow city resident Diane Lanpher in the Vermont House this fall to give the Addison-3 District two Democratic representatives for what is believed to be the first time.  

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Andy Kirkaldy: High school, college and pro championship teams share traits

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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The past few weeks have brought rain, cold and a flurry of championships for teams I care about: Mount Abraham Union High School in Division II field hockey, Middlebury College field hockey and women’s soccer in the NESCAC postseason, and — as some might have heard about —  the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

Another team gave a valiant effort, but lost its D-III final, Vergennes girls’ soccer.

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Habitat for Humanity buys four building lots in Vergennes

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Habitat for Humanity of Addison County has big future plans for the Little City.

Those plans are being made possible by the Oct. 16 purchase of four Booth Woods building lots from the Raymond Danyow Family Trust. And the sale came at a price that Habitat officials said will make it easier for the nonprofit to turn around and sell volunteer-built homes to Vergennes-area working families at an affordable cost.

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Some DR jobs to be affected by Country Home Products move; store to stay in Vergennes

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The recently confirmed mid-2019 move of DR Power property maintenance equipment manufacturer Country Home Products (CHP) from its Vergennes headquarters to South Burlington will not include the DR store at 5 North Main Street, according to store manager Jeremy Brooks.

The DR store moved out of CHP’s Meigs Road headquarters five years ago and has done well both selling and servicing DR, Husqvarna and Generac products, according to Brooks.

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Commodore girls' soccer edged in D-III final

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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RANDOLPH – The No. 6 Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team reached Saturday’s Division III final in Randolph by knocking off the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in one-goal nail-biters.

But in the title game Thetford, the defending champion and top-seed, flipped the script on the Commodores.

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Country Home Products plans to leave Vergennes; jobs status updated

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Property maintenance equipment manufacturer Country Home Products will leave its Vergennes headquarters next year, likely taking some of its jobs north to Chittenden County and others to Wisconsin.

The firm’s parent company, Generac Power Systems Inc., updated late last week what would happen to the many of the 120 employees at CHP’s Meigs Road headquarters.

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Mt. Abe field hockey overcomes Otters' challenge

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Monday’s Division II high school field hockey semifinal at South Burlington High School between No. 1 Mount Abraham and an upset-minded No. 4 Otter Valley squad saw both teams play their hearts out, and play well.

Ultimately, the 10-3-3 Eagles, who controlled most of the second half after the Otters rocked them in the first 30 minutes, held off an OV surge in the final five minutes to nail down a 2-1 victory and book a date in Saturday’s final at the University of Vermont.

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