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Lego schooner

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES RESIDENT MATT Dematties worked for a month on his Lego replica of the schooner Lois McClure, which on Thursday won the high-school division of the First Annual Lego Contest at the Bixby Library. Click here to read our story.

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Farmers market returns to downtown Vergennes

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After two years on the North Main Street home of Kennedy Brothers, the Vergennes Farmers Market will return late this spring to its former longtime home on the city’s central green.

City Manager Matt Chabot and Mayor Renny Perry reached out to farmers market organizers to gauge their interest in returning downtown, and according to organizer Christopher Reck they addressed the issues that led the market to move to the Kennedy Brothers parking lot in 2017 — a lack of parking and restrooms downtown. 

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Legos ignite imaginations in a competition at Bixby

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Under the central dome of Vergennes’ Bixby Library on Thursday evening, the Justice League of America battled aliens atop a skyscraper, patrons wandered through a zoo, the schooner Lois McClure plied the waters of Lake Champlain, a submarine suffered a fatal attack from a villain, and a miniature Bixby echoed its bigger sibling.

And those were just some of the roughly 30 entries in what the Bixby and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes jointly billed as their first annual Lego Contest and Exhibit.

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No. 1 Eagle girls outlast U-32 Raiders

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
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BRISTOL — As Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball Coach Connie LaRose says of her Eagles this year, they keep finding a way.

Make that 19 times in a row.

The latest win came in Friday’s home Division II quarterfinal against No. 8 U-32, which gave the top-seeded, 20-2 Eagles all they could handle before Mount Abe scored seven points in the final 2:20 to prevail, 29-25.

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Commodore boys' basketball races past Mt. Abe

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Signs pointed to a close game when the 8-11 Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball team visited 4-15 Vergennes on Thursday in the regular-season finale for the local rivals.

But after a close first quarter, VUHS junior Kevin Jackson scored nine of his 19 points as the Commodores blitzed the Eagles with a 21-6 second period to lead the Eagles at the half, 34-17.

Then in the third quarter VUHS senior Nate Bourgeois tossed in nine of his 15 points as the Commodores at one point stretched the lead to 53-26.

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VUHS girls' hoop team ousted in overtime

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
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RANDOLPH — Host No. 5 Randolph needed a late rally and overtime to oust No. 12 Vergennes Union High School from the Division II girls’ basketball playoffs in a first-round game on Wednesday, 59-48.

The Commodores rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit to lead by seven with four minutes to go, but the 16-5 Ghosts responded with a barrage of three-pointers, including two in the final minute of regulation and two in the first minute of overtime.

VUHS Coach Billy Waller said the teams battled back and forth all game.

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Girls' hockey ties Burr & Burton, earns No. 7 seed

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
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MANCHESTER — After completing the regular season with a 3-3 tie at Burr & Burton on Wednesday, the Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team received the No. 7 seed for the Division I playoffs on Thursday.

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ANWSD spending plan calls for 4.89% increase

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board residents on Tuesday will weigh in on a proposed 2019-2020 spending plan of $22,139,341 that if approved will preserve all existing ANWSD offerings and increase spending by 4.89 percent.

ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski said the board wanted to stand by district students and employees.

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ANWSD offers half-dozen ballots

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
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VERGENNES — When residents of the five Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) communities go to their polling stations this coming Tuesday, they will be handed not just one ballot asking if they approve of a proposed $22,139,341 budget, but a sheaf of six papers.

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Mayer, other locals excel at state wrestling meet

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
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ESSEX — Mount Abraham Union High School senior Roman Mayer won his second state championship and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Vermont championship meet for the second time to highlight area wrestlers’ efforts this past weekend at host Essex High School.

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