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Fire destroys Vergennes grain business, 10 fire departments respond

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — An early-morning blaze on Saturday that could be seen for miles around reduced the Vergennes Feed Commodities International Inc. plant on Meigs Road to a pile of smoldering ruins.

The building, essentially a metal shell that covered almost an acre with a small office area in one end, went up quickly. Vergennes Fire Chief Jim Breur said there were combustible materials inside a wide-open space filled with grain bins, conveyor belts, processors, mixers and other equipment.

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VUHS coach, leader Peter Quinn dies unexpectedly

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — Highly respected school-based clinician and Vergennes Union High School basketball coach Peter Quinn died unexpectedly on Saturday morning of natural causes, stunning the VUHS and Vergennes community he had served for two decades and saddening the many who knew him statewide for his dedication to the welfare of teens and his love of basketball.

A native of Concord, Mass., and a 1971 graduate of Middlebury College, Quinn started his career in social work at the former Weeks School in Vergennes.

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Vergennes city council gets affordable housing update

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Nov. 27 heard from Addison County Community Trust Executive Director Elise Shanbacker that the planned 24-unit affordable housing project on Armory Lane is advancing. The project is intended to be built across the road from the existing senior housing project, not far from American Legion Post 14.

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Middlebury men's basketball bounces back, beats Skidmore

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After giving up more than 90 points in back-to-back losses and being outrebounded at Plattsburgh on Tuesday, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team restored order vs. visiting Skidmore on Saturday.

While snapping that brief two-game skid with a 71-54 victory, the Panthers held the 4-3 Thoroughbreds to 32 percent shooting and outrebounded them, 48-44.

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Vergennes police honored for going above and beyond

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel at last week’s city council meeting handed out Meritorious Service Awards to members of his department for heroism, compassion, the successful investigation of a crime spree, and dedication to traffic safety. Merkel also publicly promoted a veteran officer. 

Probably the most dramatic recognition went to Officer Mark Stacey, who this spring ran into the United Technologies Corp. Building on Panton Road after an explosion. 

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Focus and hard work sparking men's hockey

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — After Saturday’s 6-2 victory over visiting Tufts, one of the Middlebury College hockey players in the hallway outside the locker room grabbed a broom and brushed it across the floor to cheers from his teammates, who then cranked up celebratory music behind the closed door.

Yes, that win completed a weekend home sweep of two NESCAC rivals for the 4-2 Panthers, who had defeated Connecticut, 4-2, on Friday. 

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Heartbreak for Panther soccer in shootout

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team on Saturday came up inches, or even less, short of the program’s first NCAA Division III championship — literally. 

The Panthers and NESCAC rival Williams — meeting for the third time this season after splitting 1-0 decisions — fought to a 1-1 tie in the title match. Then the Ephs edged the Panthers, 3-2, in penalty kicks to claim their second-straight NCAA crown. 

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Vergennes recreation group proposes big pool fixes

Posted on December 3, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The newly formed Vergennes recreation committee last week shared with the city council the list of priorities its members created after its first two meetings — and up to $147,000 of work to the city pool was at the top.

The committee, founded to advise the council on maintenance of existing facilities and ways to improve recreation offerings in Vergennes, listed obtaining a grant to fund that work as its first of a number of goals it shared with the council.

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Mt. Abe senior leads Addison Independent All-Star field hockey squad

Posted on December 3, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — If a movie director pitched a script in which an all-star team leader capped a senior season with a hat trick in the championship game — and the third goal was the double-overtime game-winner — a studio head might reject the concept for not being believable.

But that’s just what happened on the University of Vermont’s Moulton-Wynder field back on Nov. 3.

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Hunters stay on track for record deer count

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Despite a fairly slow opening weekend, a strong finish made Addison County’s rifle deer season the second best in the past decade with 571 bucks taken. That total also put the county’s overall numbers ahead of the record pace set in 2017.

Last year hunters set a record of 1,089 deer weighed locally in all seasons fall hunting seasons combined since 2005, when Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department officials banned shooting spikehorn bucks during rifle season.

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