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VUHS students promote acceptance, diversity at annual event

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students Siobhan Eagan and Sarah Rathbun had a message for their peers when they took to the podium at the school’s annual Peace One Day celebration held Thursday.

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Mary Johnson proceeds with Vergennes child care proposal

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A project that Middlebury’s Mary Johnson Children’s Center officials have eyed for almost two decades could be coming closer to becoming a reality — a childcare center in Vergennes to serve up to 30 preschoolers, toddlers and possibly infants.

Mary Johnson officials are now seeking proposals, as their recent ad reads, “for architectural and engineering services to support a physical feasibility study of creating the Vergennes Children’s Center on Armory Lane,” with a Sept. 29 deadline to respond.

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City pool, boosted by swim team, ends year in black

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Thanks to what Vergennes officials called good management and a successful summer for the Vergennes Champs swim team, the city pool will end 2017 about $12,000 in the black, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley said during the Sept. 12 city council meeting that the current fund balance for the Sam Fishman Pool stands at $15,660, with a few bills outstanding. Immediately after the meeting he estimated that once those bills are paid roughly $12,000 would remain.

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Tiger football outlasts Essex, 21-13 for the win, moves back to .500

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team in Friday’s homecoming game overcame an Essex rally and its own miscues to post a crucial 21-13 victory that evened the Tigers’ Division I record at 2-2.

The Tigers dominated the first half, outgaining the Hornets, 214 yards to 32, but fumbled twice in the first quarter and twice failed to capitalize when they gained possession in Hornet territory in the second quarter.

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Eagle girls' soccer breaks out on offense vs. Tigers

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — A positive Friday for the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team in Middlebury, an offensive breakout in a 6-2 victory, was a tough day for the MUHS girls, and not mainly because of the loss.

Earlier that day Coach Wendy Leeds and the Tigers learned what they already suspected: The knee injury that well-liked senior teammate Andi Boe suffered in their previous game vs. Rice will sideline the three-sport all-star not just this fall, but for the hockey and lacrosse seasons as well.

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VUHS teacher gets award as New England's 'most promising': Lauded for concern for, motivation of students

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School English teacher Allison Mahoney remembers in May when colleague Michael Thomas nominated her for the New England Association of Teachers of English Marian Gleason Award, which goes to the “Most Promising New Teacher” in the field.

Mahoney, a 31-year-old Burlington native and Grand Isle resident beginning her third year at VUHS, was grateful to Thomas for the nomination.

But, as a young teacher in her first job, she never thought she would receive the honor.

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Eagle boys score late to top VUHS in boys' soccer: Mt. Abe has edge; both earn chances

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team enjoyed advantages in shots, corner kicks and territory against visiting rival Vergennes on Monday, but needed a tie-breaking goal with 11:10 to go to edge the stubborn Commodores, 2-1.

The Eagles improved to 4-1, with their only loss to undefeated Division I South Burlington. VUHS fell to 2-2, but the Commodores’ only other loss came to defending D-I champion Burlington.

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Eagle football team stems Otter Valley’s rally

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
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BRISTOL — In a Division II game between two high school teams needing a positive result, host Mount Abraham-Vergennes outlasted visiting Otter Valley on Friday, 24-20, in a hard-fought Friday game played under rented lights.

The outcome was not decided until junior tailback Kevin Pearsall rushed 15 yards on third-and-14 with 40 seconds to go, allowing the Eagles to run out the clock.

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City chief defends Vergennes police anti-bias efforts

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel defended his department’s equal treatment of all citizens at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Merkel was invited to speak because questions arose at the Aug. 22 council meeting about the January University of Vermont study that stated the Vergennes department pulled over vehicles driven by African-Americans at a much higher rate than by whites.

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Tiger girls soccer team outscores stubborn Vergennes squad

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team scored twice early in Monday’s second half to snap a 1-1 tie on the way to a 4-2 victory over stubborn Vergennes.

The Tigers improved to 3-0 and racked up 15 goals in those games.

On Monday senior Andi Boe scored twice, including the go-ahead goal a minute after the half, pushing her season total to seven. Senior striker Isabel Rosenberg and junior middie Ailey Bosworth notched the other goals.

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