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Roundabout considered for Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Agency of Transportation could install traffic lights at the North Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 with Stage and Old Hollow roads within three years, according to a VTrans memo. But a roundabout at that location could be another option, according to the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC).

Ferrisburgh and regional planning officials last week said they were encouraged by a VTrans pledge to study the intersection and plan for upgrades to an intersection town residents and officials alike have said is dangerous.

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Ferrisburgh rewarded with donation of solar array

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — One of three sites in Ferrisburgh could be the home of a 15-kilowatt solar array that a solar firm has offered to the town. The sites under consideration are the Ferrisburgh fire station, town-owned land next to town offices, and the parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A

White River Junction firm groSolar will donate that array, which the Ferrisburgh selectboard last week said could cover between one-quarter to one-half of an acre. 

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Ferrisburgh considers new insurance coverage

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — At their Sept. 18 meeting, members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard discussed a potential site for a town-owned solar array (see story on Page 17).

In other business on Sept. 18, the Ferrisburgh selectboard:

•  Agreed to pursue a quote from Travelers Insurance, through the Williston Insurance Agency, for all the town’s insurance coverage. Agency representatives said other towns, including Burlington and Milton, have saved money by switching to Travelers from PACIF, which is affiliated with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

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MUHS boys' soccer scores late, trips up host Mt. Abe

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team put pressure on host Mount Abraham for most of Saturday’s game, but it took the Tigers almost 70 minutes to crack the Eagle back line in a 2-0 victory.

Junior center midfielder Eben Jackson, who helped the Tigers gain a territorial advantage through crisp passing and aggressive work to bottle up the Eagles in their own end, scored the late MUHS goals.

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Mount Abe girls' soccer holds off Middlebury Tigers

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School broke through for two early goals and controlled most of the action in what could be a pivotal victory on Saturday, 2-1, over visiting Middlebury.

The win moved the Eagles to 3-3-1 and came after a disappointing loss at Spaulding four days earlier, when they had the run of play, but lost, 2-0.

Other than scoring twice in their opener and then four times against 0-7 Missisquoi, the Eagles had scored once and been shut out three times in their other four outings.

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High-voltage power line project back on the radar for New Haven, Ferrisburgh

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



NEW HAVEN — The Vermont Green Line was the ill-fated high-voltage power line that developers wanted to run through northwestern Addison County until late 2017, when sponsors pulled the plug after failing to get contracts to deliver energy to southern New England.

But now the project, which could bring millions of dollars in payments to New Haven and Ferrisburgh for hosting the infrastructure, could be back on the table.

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Kids offered more at club's new Vergennes home

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — After spending about five afternoons each at the new home of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, 15-year-old members Renee Marshall and Bethany Cram both gave it thumbs-up reviews.

On a warm Monday after school the two friends from Vergennes were relaxing on the lawn of the club’s new 20 Armory Lane headquarters — and lounging in a yard was something they couldn’t do back at the group’s old clubhouse on School Street, where each had hung out regularly for at least the past two years.

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Mt. Abe boys' soccer pulls away from Commodores

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team broke through with a big second half on Monday to pull away from host Vergennes, 4-0.

After a scoreless first half in which the Eagles had more possession, but the Commodores countered dangerously to create as many chances as their visiting rivals, Mount Abraham asserted itself in the VUHS end.

Senior striker Weston Allred, with a hat trick, and senior midfielder William Wright, with a goal and two assists, proved to be the major thorns in the Commodores’ side.

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VUHS boys run well at Randolph XC Invitational; MUHS boys win at Arrowhead

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



RANDOLPH — A fifth-place finish by the Vergennes Union High School boys’ cross-country team highlighted local runners’ efforts at the Randolph Invitational this past Saturday, Sept. 15.

A duo of Middlebury Union High School harriers claimed the top two spots and the Tigers won the boys’ race in Tuesday’s cross-country race in Milton.

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Vergennes begins revising city plan

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — Around 60 Vergennes residents and officials on Thursday discussed the future of the city, including how many new homes to allow and how to make Vergennes more pedestrian-friendly.

The occasion was a public forum in the Vergennes Opera House hosted by the Vergennes Planning Commission. Planners were seeking input on changes they are considering to the city plan, a rewrite of which is due by September 2019.

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