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Vergennes sewer-rate hike likely

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At its June 13 meeting the Vergennes City Council discussed a proposed 2017-2018 sewer budget and the higher rates that might be needed to support sewer spending.

City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday they did not make a final decision on either, but it appears a second rate increase after one in 2016 could be inevitable. However, that increase would also be just the second since 2006.  

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After 48 years in the classroom and on the sports fields, VUES teacher to retire

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — In his soon-to-end 48 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School, mostly spent teaching 5th- and 6th-grade social studies, Joe Samaritoni has enjoyed plenty of what he calls “aha moments,” coached and refereed countless youth soccer and basketball games, and resisted the advice of many to join the ranks of administrators.

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Legion baseball aims to step up into playoffs

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County American Legion Baseball Coach Mike Estey is at least cautiously optimistic the local nine can take a step forward this season back into the Northern Division playoffs.

AC returns 14 of the 18 players from the group that won seven games a year ago, including virtually its entire pitching staff. And although a couple of longtime mainstays have moved on, Estey said newcomers should play major roles this summer. 

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VUHS social studies teacher Pam Taylor reflects on 43 years in front of the classroom

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — A teacher inside a one-room Ira schoolhouse who taught eight grades within its walls sparked one of its 1964 graduates to follow in her footsteps.

Fifty-three years later, the past 43 of those spent teaching social studies and some English classes at Vergennes Union High School, that former Ira Central School student — Pam Taylor — is ready to step away and spend more time reading, painting, playing music, relaxing in her North Ferrisburgh home, and traveling.

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Tiger girls' lacrosse tops Mount Anthony in battle of unbeatens

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Something had to give in Monday’s Division I high school girls’ lacrosse final at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field. 

Both No. 1 Middlebury and No. 2 Mount Anthony were 17-0. 

The Tigers entered the final allowing only 5.4 goals per game, and only twice all season had an opponent scored 10 goals or more.

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OVUHS baseball walks off with Division II championship

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School baseball team on Monday night at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field completed its run through the Division II tournament in dramatic fashion: Sophomore outfielder Nate Hudson lined a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score senior Colby McKay, who led off the inning with an equally clutch double, and deliver the No. 3 Otters a 3-2 victory.

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Otter Valley has dramatic finish in D-II title game

Posted on June 13, 2017 |
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BURLINGTON — You gotta have heart to win a sports title, and the Otter Valley Union High School baseball team proved that it did on Monday night at the University of Vermont’s Centennial Field.

With the Division II championship game vs. U-32 tied in the bottom of the seventh and two outs, Otter sophomore outfielder Nate Hudson lined a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score senior Colby McKay and bring home the championship trophy to Brandon with a 3-2 win.

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Tiger girls' lacrosse tangles with Mt. Anthony for D-1 crown

Posted on June 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BURLINGTON — The battle of the unbeatens went to the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team on Monday at the University of Vermont’s Virtue Field.

But it wasn’t easy, as the 18-0, top-seeded Tigers had to outscore No. 2 Mount Anthony down the stretch and hold the high-powered 17-1 Patriot offense in check to pull out a 10-8 victory.

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Country Home Products to close Winooski plant

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes outdoor power equipment firm Country Home Products and its parent company, Generac Holdings Inc. of Wisconsin, have decided to close CHP’s Winooski manufacturing plant, according to a statement released on Friday morning by Gov. Phil Scott.

Repeated efforts on Friday to reach CHP or Generac officials for comment were unsuccessful. CHP is the second-largest private employer in Vergennes, trailing only United Technologies Corp. on Panton Road.

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Eagle softball downs Randolph, makes history with state championship title

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
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POULTNEY — In the gathering twilight on Friday, the members of the Mount Abraham Union High School softball team shouted joyously in front the scoreboard at the Poultney Recreation Field: “We made history.”

That scoreboard read: Home: 4 — Guest: 2.

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