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Women's soccer advances in NCAAs on penalty kicks

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Call Middlebury College junior goalie Eva Shaw the closer.

On Sunday for the second time in eight days Shaw entered a Panther women’s soccer postseason game only after 90 minutes of regulation time and two 10-minute overtimes failed to produce a winner. That means her job is to come in cold and stop penalty kicks.

The occasion on Sunday was an NCAA Regional Final on Middlebury’s South Field turf vs. Ithaca, and the score was 0-0 after 110 minutes.

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County boosts winners in state, federal contests

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — County voters joined their counterparts statewide in supporting incumbents for statewide office, most notably Republican Gov. Phil Scott, Democratic/Progressive Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch.

Based on the ratio of votes for and against the top two candidates in each race, support for Democratic candidates and for Sanders was stronger in Addison County than statewide in every race, although the results mirrored Vermont as a whole.

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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 |
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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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