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Former Vergennes alderman David Austin returns to city council

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Former four-term Vergennes City Council member and Planning Commission Chairman David Austin was the pick at last week’s council meeting to become the newest Vergennes alderman.

Austin and another candidate with a long record of public service in Vergennes, Faith Terry, had submitted letters of interest seeking appointment to fill the vacancy created by the February resignation of Mayor Michael Daniels.

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Vergennes city manager Hawley gives retirement date

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It will be July 24, said Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley, 64, whose two tenures as city manager total more than three decades, had informed the Vergennes City Council months ago that he would be stepping down no later than August.

At the council’s Feb. 27 meeting Hawley finally pinned down a date — the council’s only meeting in July, which comes on the 24th. Typically he and City Clerk Joan Devine are reappointed at the beginning of the Vergennes fiscal year, which starts in July.

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Eagle girls' hoop tops Lamoille, books their trip to Barre

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Seniors Emma Carter and Emma LaRose made the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team in November 2014.

Seniors Emma Radler and Abby Mansfield and junior Jalen Cook came aboard a year later, and senior Vanessa Dykstra joined in the 2016 preseason.

Those six were the first six Eagles to enter Saturday’s Division II quarterfinal, in which No. 2 Mount Abe turned back an early challenge from No. 10 Lamoille in a 51-32 victory.

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In boys' basketball: VUHS, Otter Valley win; Tigers fall

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes won at Mount Abraham and Otter Valley rallied for a road victory to highlight local boys’ basketball as the regular season concluded late last week. In the only other game Middlebury fell at home to the Lake Division’s top team.

The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release Division I and II playoff pairings on Monday morning. First-round games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, and quarterfinals on Friday and Saturday.

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ANWSD makes cuts to control spending

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents on Tuesday will weigh in on a $21.1 million Addison Northwest School District budget that reduces current spending by $10,000, eliminates three teachers and about four other full-time jobs, reduces the hours of two principals, and could raise residential school tax rates by about 8 cents in the five district towns — a year after rates dropped by more than that in three of them.

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Addison Northwest seeks $7.6M school bond

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest School District communities will be asked on March 6 to support $7.6 million of energy-efficiency, security, safety and kitchen improvements to the four district schools, with most of the spending devoted to Vergennes Union High School.

If voters back this measure in Australian balloting held in each ANWSD community on Town Meeting Day, ANWSD officials said the work would be done this summer.

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MUHS Nordic teams sweep state titles

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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RIPTON — A huge day on their home course gave the Middlebury Union High School Nordic teams a sweep of the Division II championships on Monday — for the second straight winter.

Skiing in the classic discipline in soft snow at Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, the Tiger girls overcame the 21-point lead (28-49) that rival U-32 had amassed in Friday freestyle racing at Craftsbury Nordic Center to edge the U-32 Raiders, 78-84, clinching the state championship with a dominant relay performance.

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Mount Abe wrestles to fourth at Vermont meet

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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BRANDON — Nobody stopped Mount Anthony Union High School from winning its 30th straight Vermont championship at Otter Valley this past weekend, but a team from another school named after a Vermont peak fared pretty well — Mount Abraham.

Coach Nick Mayer’s Eagles brought seven wrestlers to Brandon and all of them reached the podium as the Eagles placed fourth at the tournament, moving up a position from 2017 and once again finishing as the top program among schools that normally compete at a Division II level.

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Women's hockey to host NESCAC final four

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The top-seeded Middlebury College women’s hockey team brushed aside eighth-seeded Wesleyan this past Saturday, 5-0, in a NESCAC quarterfinal and will host the league’s final four this Saturday and Sunday.

Middlebury, at 18-4-3 ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III, will face fifth-seeded Bowdoin at 1 p.m. on Saturday in one semifinal, and No. 2 seed Connecticut College (15-5-5) and No. 3 seed Amherst (15-6-4) square off at 4 p.m.

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In girls' basketball: No. 2 Seed for Eagles; MUHS, VUHS ousted

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury and Vergennes union high school girls’ basketball teams bowed out of postseason play after first-round losses on Tuesday, while in a first-round Division II game played after the deadline for this newspaper No. 2 Mount Abraham hosted No. 15 Otter Valley on Wednesday.

Barring a stunning upset of the 16-4 Eagles by the 4-16 Otters, who lost at home by 18 to Mount Abe early this season, Mount Abe will be hosting a quarterfinal at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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