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VUHS girls' basketball rallies, nips Yellowjackets

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team saved its best for last on Monday, hitting visiting Milton with a 13-1 fourth-quarter run to pull out a 49-44 victory.

The Commodores trailed by 43-36 after the Yellowjackets opened the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run of their own.

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Panther men's basketball splits, earns NESCAC No. 1 seed

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After the weekend drama of two NESCAC home games that came down to the final seconds, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team then waited for four days to learn whether they would earn the top seed for the league tournament.

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Saving stained glass

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SARAH STROUP, LEFT, Sarah Cowan and Bo Price serve on a St. Paul’s committee that is coordinating efforts to repair three stained-glass windows and improve a sidewalk and landscaping outside the Vergennes church. Click here to read our story.

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St. Paul's church to get major stained-glass makeover

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has two grants in hand to fund repair of the Main Street church’s three stained-glass windows that overlook the sidewalk across from the city green. The church also has successfully applied for a grant it hopes will move forward a joint sidewalk and landscaping project.

Members of the downtown church’s Strategic Investment in Sacred Places committee are optimistic both of those projects can be done this year.

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St. Paul's working with city to finance sidewalk upgrade

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
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VERGENNES — Representatives of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church met with the Vergennes City Council early last year about a joint sidewalk and landscaping project.

Sarah Stroup and Sarah Cowan, members of the church’s Strategic Investment in Sacred Places committee, said they were thinking strategically about how the St. Paul’s west lawn is a pleasant community resource, and pitched upgrades in that spirit.

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Girls' hockey runs streak to five games

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team put the finishing touches on a 2-0 week on Friday evening by blanking visiting Burr & Burton, 4-0, behind strong defense and steady offensive pressure.

On Monday the young Tigers had defeated the North Country/Lyndon cooperative squad, 4-3 in overtime, with the team’s only senior, Aleta Mathers, netting the extra-time game-winner. Mathers also scored twice on Friday to cap a big week.

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Boys' hockey settles for tie in tough night

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Friday was a difficult night for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team, as the host Tigers lost a two-goal third period lead in a 3-3 tie with last-place Rutland — and watched junior co-captain Kam Bartlett helped off the ice after he apparently was knocked unconscious in the first period.

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Ian Gill's Golden Glove title came from hard work and grit — and his family

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
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CORNWALL — Back when he was in Cornwall’s elementary school, Ian Gill — now a University of Vermont senior majoring in finance — would drive with his dad, Brian Gill, and brother Adam to watch members of his dad’s Cornwall Boxing Club battle other amateurs in the Vermont Golden Gloves competition.

Vermont boxing legend Ernie Farrar staged the annual midwinter matches, actually the Northern New England championships, in Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium.

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Addison spending proposed to rise 1 percent

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Addison residents on Town Meeting Day will be asked to approve selectboard and highway budgets and charitable contributions that total less than a 1 percent increase in spending — or about $8,800 — over current levels.

Currently a penny on the Addison tax rate raises about $22,000, according to Town Clerk Marilla Webb; therefore, even with no grand list growth that increase will not have a major impact on the municipal portion of the town’s tax rate.

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In basketball, Commodore girls are too much for Tigers

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — An improving Middlebury Union High School girls’ basketball team hung with visiting Vergennes for the better part of three quarters on Tuesday.

But with Tigers down by just six at 1:35 of the third quarter, the Commodores used their advantage in the paint in an 18-1 run on the way to a 51-35 victory. Senior forwards Emma Bryant and Brianna VanderWey combined for 14 points in that stretch.

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