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Vergennes to evaluate new parcel

Posted on August 23, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday took a step toward determining the value of the 8-acre parcel that the Vergennes ID school board earlier this year deeded to the city — aldermen agreed to fund a topographical survey of the tract off New Haven Road.

The land, which also abuts school property and the city recreation property the ID board also deeded to Vergennes, runs behind homes on the east side of New Haven Road and slopes downward to the rear.

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City council supports Graham Shelter grant

Posted on August 23, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen last Tuesday agreed to apply for a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the John Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter.

Shelter officials hope to use those and other private grants and donations within the next year to complete a $500,000 upgrade of the building at the corner of Main Street and Monkton Road.

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Little City's upcoming celebration packed with events

Posted on August 23, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Thousands of visitors on Saturday — and Friday evening — will join the city of Vergennes’ roughly 2,750 residents in celebrating Vergennes Day, the community’s annual late-August city-wide celebration.

The event, sponsored and organized by the city and the Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, has established itself as a substantial draw since its inception in the late 1970s.

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NCAA honors Panther swimmer

Posted on August 23, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) late last month honored Middlebury College’s John Dillon as its male “Break-Out Swimmer of the Year.”

Dillon, a two-time 2010 NCAA Division III champion during his junior year, was the only Division III swimmer to receive any of the coaches’ association’s many awards, which were otherwise dominated by D-I athletes.

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Former trooper aids in arrest of burglar

Posted on August 19, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Tuesday received help from a retired trooper and another citizen in arresting a Starksboro man, who was then charged with burglary of the former trooper’s New Haven home and of several other burglaries in nearby towns.

VSP arrested and lodged Michael LaFlam, 32, of Starksboro and charged him with the string of burglaries. He was held for $25,000 bail.

VSP also cited Crystal King, 22, of Starksboro as an accessory to the break-in in New Haven. VSP alleged King was waiting in a car to help LaFlam flee the scene.

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Vergennes to pave roads in northwestern section

Posted on August 19, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Paving in Vergennes this fall will largely focus on the city’s northwestern streets, City Manager Mel Hawley told aldermen at their meeting on Tuesday.

Due to be resurfaced are all of Comfort Hill and High Street and two portions of MacDonough Drive: one from Main Street to Battery Hill, which Hawley said was the final topcoat on a stretch rebuilt in recent years, and the other being two-tenths of a mile long and running from the west end of the Northlands Job Corp campus to the city line.

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Armwrestling draws all ages to Field Days

Posted on August 19, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — A good crowd once again packed the main show tent at Addison County Fair and Field Days for the Friday evening armwrestling competition, which in its 31st year drew 126 adults and 127 youths to test their strength and skill.

Organizer Karen Brisson, a former U.S. and world champion who started helping her father Armond Brisson run the event 31 years ago, said the number of competitors and the size of the crowd for the popular event roughly equaled 2009’s totals.

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U.S. soccer upgrade must start in back

Posted on August 19, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Ah, defense. No, it’s not the Breakfast of Champions, but it’s the essence of champions, the sine qua non, which loosely translates as without it you hit the golf courses early.

We remember Michael Jordan, scoring champion, dunker, unstoppable offensive force.

Too often we forget Michael Jordan, six-time All-NBA First-Team All-Defense, one-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, the guy who clinched one title by stripping the ball from Karl Malone.

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Middlebury hopes to slow Route 7 traffic

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury selectmen on Tuesday agreed to seek a lower speed limit on Route 7 South between Middlebury village and East Middlebury, an action prompted at least in part by last week’s fatal accident at the intersection of the highway and Cady Cross Road.

Middlebury Development Review Board member Scott Foster came to the meeting to urge selectmen to petition the Agency of Transportation to lower the 50 mph limit between G. Stone Motors and Route 125.

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Clippings: Bird museum has carved a niche

Posted on August 12, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



As many times as I’ve been there, close to a half-dozen, maybe, I’m still not sure how to find the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington.

What I can say to anyone with even a passing interest in birds, nature or carving is that it is worth picking up an atlas (old school) or going online (non-Luddite) and learning how to get to the remote, gravel-surfaced byway of Sherman Hollow Road, where the museum may be found.

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