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Vergennes OKs Comfort Hill lots; many more eyed in future

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — New Haven developer Scott Hardy is adding housing opportunities to Vergennes, but not as quickly as he originally planned.

On Feb. 20 the Vergennes Development Review Board (DRB) approved his four-lot subdivision on Comfort Hill, just past its intersection with High Street, and Hardy is marketing two of those lots, 0.76- and 0.55-acre parcels.

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ANWSD's JoAn Canning takes job in Kuwait

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Addison Northwest School District Superintendent JoAn Canning said she had no plans to leave her post before a possible retirement in the next year or two.

But that was before Canning heard in January from a recruiter who had kept her résumé after an unsuccessful job application in 2010, just before she became the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union Superintendent, the post she held for four years before coming to Vergennes in 2014.

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After years, Ferrisburgh could act on dog rescuer; neighbors complain about noise, rats

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Sand Road resident Lauren Fisher told the Ferrisburgh selectboard last week the barking is worse in the summer.

“It’s all hours of the day and night,” Fisher said. “It wakes us up at 2 a.m.”

Family friend Ziggy Comeau described how the smell hit her when she got out of her car in the Fishers’ driveway, a few yards away from a small ranch home that hosts up to 30 dogs.

“My eyes were burning,” Comeau said. “It was bad.”

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Fair Haven boys' basketball team is too much for Otters in Barre

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BARRE — Top-seeded Fair Haven on Monday dealt the Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team a loss for the third time this winter, and this one hurt the most.

It came in a Division II semifinal in the Barre Civic Auditorium, 58-42, and it ended the Otters’ strong season with a 15-8 record.

The Slaters, who during the regular season defeated OV at home by 13 and in Brandon by eight, improved to 18-5 and are scheduled to play for the D-II title on Saturday at 3:45 p.m.

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MIT nips men's hoop in NCAA tourney

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MAHWAH, N.J. — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team lost to MIT, 79-76, on this past Friday in an NCAA Division III Sectional hosted by Ramapo College.

The Panthers, winners of an NCAA Regional the weekend before, ended their season at 21-7. MIT (25-6) fell on Saturday, 68-66, to Ramapo.

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Mount Abe girls' hoop final postponed due to weather

Posted on March 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BARRE — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team’s championship game in Barre was postponed from Tuesday night until Friday night due to the midweek snowstorm.

The 19-4 Eagles, seeded No. 2, will meet No. 1 Fair Haven (20-3) on Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the Barre Civic Auditorium.

The game is a rematch of one the Eagles won at Fair Haven, 33-29, on Dec. 28.

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Addison Northwest voters OK $7.6M school bond

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest School District residents on Tuesday showed solid support for a $7.63 million bond to energy-efficiency, security, safety and kitchen improvements to the four district schools, with most of the spending devoted to Vergennes Union High School.

The final tally was 987-515, or 65.7 to 34.3 percent. Residents in five ANWSD communities supported the proposal.

ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski said board members and administrators were pleased to see such strong backing for the proposed work.

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Eagle girls top Raiders, to play Slaters for title

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BARRE — In Saturday’s Division II girls’ basketball semifinal No. 2 Mount Abraham Union High School and No. 3 U-32 traded runs all game long.

But the Eagles struck first, taking a 17-4 lead after one quarter, and last, closing the fourth period with an 18-1 surge over the final 4:30 to win, 55-37, and answered the 19-4 Raiders’ final push.

U-32 fought back to within 39-34 after trailing by 14 midway through the third period, holding the Eagles scoreless for the first 3:30 of the fourth quarter.

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OV boys top Solons, earn a trip to Barre

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MONTPELIER — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team stayed hot on Friday, when the No. 5 Otters started fast and then held off host No. 4 Montpelier, 49-46, in a Division II quarterfinal.

The 15-7 Otters, winners of nine of their past 10 games, were rewarded with a berth in Monday’s semifinal at 8:15 p.m. against a familiar foe: No. 1 Fair Haven.

The 17-5 Slaters defeated OV twice this season, 63-50 in Fair Haven and 60-52 in Brandon. That second setback came on Feb. 14 and was the last time the Otters lost a game.

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Upgrades coming to Panton's town hall

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — With a backhoe humming away in the background and after a series of contested votes and lively discussions, about 30 residents at Panton’s Town Meeting on Tuesday morning backed several measures to improve and restore Panton Town Hall, which sat about a mile-and-a-half west of their meeting place, Panton’s town garage.

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