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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 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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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 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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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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County home sales seeing an upward trend

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — After years of stagnation, the region’s real estate market has in more recent years shown signs of life, according both to statistics and longtime Vergennes real estate appraiser Bill Benton, also Middlebury’s town assessor.

According to data provided by Benton, in the past three years — and especially in 2017 — the number of homes sold in Addison County has increased annually, as has the median sales price (defined as the most common price at which homes sell, not the average).

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Vergennes City Council preps for new manager as Hawley plans retirement

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday began discussing how it will go about replacing City Manager Mel Hawley, who has been talking for the better part of a year about retiring some time in 2018.

Mayor Michael Daniels said he and council members agreed to reach out to the city’s department heads to gather interview questions, and that he will go online to research appropriate questions.

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Changes in lineup, formations help Tiger girls' hockey defeat Northfield

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday night the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team saw the return of a key player from injury, moved another key player into a new role, deployed a new forechecking system, and, arguably, played with renewed determination.

Those ingredients helped produce what might have been the 3-4 Tigers’ biggest win of the season, 2-1 over visiting Northfield/Montpelier.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Officials do tough work that could be done better

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Sports officials deserve respect. It’s a tough job, and I can speak from the experience of refereeing a couple hundred middle-school, freshman and junior-varsity soccer and basketball games, and probably close to another hundred men’s league basketball games.

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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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After 12 years, Waltham property to be assessed

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
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WALTHAM — During recent discussions on a 2018-2019 town budget, the Waltham selectboard decided to fund a town-wide property reappraisal, according to Town Clerk Mary Ann Castimore and Treasurer Lucille Evarts.

Evarts last week said the decision will not affect the budget because Waltham has been setting aside funds given to the town from the state for that purpose for the past dozen years — or since the last town-wide property evaluation was completed.

Evarts estimated Waltham had about $26,000 on hand for a task that should cost about $21,000.

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