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MUHS soccer stars shine for Vermont

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



CASTLETON — Two former Middlebury Union High School soccer standouts performed well on Saturday in the annual Twin State Lions Cup Matches, played this year on the campus of Castleton University.

Tiger goalie Santiago Fernandez played for the Vermont boys in the day’s second game, which finished in a 1-1 tie with all-stars from New Hampshire. Fernandez backstopped Vermont in a scoreless first half and made several saves, a couple of which were tough ones, according to Tom Haley of the Rutland Herald.

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Hawley to extend stay as City Manager

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley has agreed to remain at his job — but only on a part-time basis until Aug. 31 — to allow the city council a little more time to find his permanent replacement.

Deputy Mayor and search committee chairman Jeff Fritz said good candidates have emerged from a search coordinated by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, but none would be able to take over in time, even on an interim basis, before Hawley planned to step down after this Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Town: Dog rescuer violates health order

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh dog rescuer Sheila McGregor is out of compliance with a town board of health order related to a rat infestation on the Sand Road property she rents, according to the Ferrisburgh selectboard.

But, said selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel, is it not clear what the next steps are for the town because McGregor has appealed the town Board of Health’s order to the Vermont Department of Health.

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Ferrisburgh intersection eyed for new traffic signals

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard on July 17 talked about ongoing issues on Sand Road and Arnold Bay Road (click here to read more).

The board also:

•  Discussed what town project it would request that the Addison County Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) would study.

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Champs take winning record to post-season

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Host Burlington Country Club got past a shorthanded Vergennes Champs swim team, 258-221, on Thursday in the summer’s final regular season Champlain Valley Swim League meet.

The Champs were missing a number of swimmers away at camps or on vacations, but still finished the regular season with four wins and three losses — a rare winning record for an Addison County team in the league.

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Marlins conclude regular season, look to next meets

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ST. ALBANS — The Middlebury Marlins swim team wrapped up their Champlain Valley Swim League regular season on Thursday with a 254-188 setback at St. Albans.

Although the Marlins won just once during the CVSL season, a number of their swimmers have excelled and should do well at the CVSL meet, at Essex on July 27 and 28, and the summer championship meet, at Hartford’s Upper Valley Aquatic Center on Aug. 4 and 5.

As a smaller CVSL team the Marlins could also be competitive in a statewide division vs. comparable teams at the Vermont meet.

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Check your Vt. property tax bill; thousands are probably inaccurate

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Many property tax bills already sent out by Vermont town clerks and treasurers lack information about education property tax breaks for eligible homeowners, according to state and local officials. The Vermont Department of Taxes blamed “a processing backlog” at the department for the snafu.

“It’s a mess,” said Vergennes City Clerk and Treasurer Joan Devine on Tuesday, adding that by about 2 p.m. that day alone she and Assistant Clerk/Treasurer Melissa Wright had already handled eight calls on the issue.

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Panton will meet, vote on changes to town meeting

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents are being asked to gather this coming Monday to make a series of decisions that could create major changes in how the town takes care of its annual business in March.

Panton’s selectboard has called a special town meeting at Panton Town Hall for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 23, to consider moving the date of its annual town meeting and changing the way residents choose town leaders and decide on town spending measures.

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Champs top Marlins as all enjoy pool duel

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — After some uncertainty, the weather on Tuesday joined swimmers and parents by smiling on the annual duel in the pool between the Middlebury Marlins and Vergennes Champs, won by the larger host Champs’ team, 255-203, thanks to their dominance in the relay events.

Make no mistake, the swimmers all wanted to win their races once late-afternoon thunderstorms cleared out and the warm sun that followed allowed the meet to be staged.

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Legion nine wins one; but playoff hopes gone

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



HINESBURG — Four weekend setbacks ended the Addison County American Legion baseball team’s long-shot hopes of earning a Northern Division playoff berth, but AC bounced back to win on Tuesday.

AC stands at 5-12 with five games left in the regular season after losing road doubleheaders to contenders Essex and S.D. Ireland on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and winning at Colchester on Tuesday.

On Saturday Essex swept AC, 9-2 and 10-0, and on Sunday SDI did the same, 4-0 and 13-3. On Tuesday AC rallied past Colchester, 4-2.

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