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Unwelcome Northlands students asked to leave VUHS building

Posted on October 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Two Northlands Job Corps students entered Vergennes Union High School on Thursday afternoon through a door that had been left ajar, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, and, in Merkel’s words, approached and made two female VUHS students “uncomfortable.”

Vergennes police issued both Job Corps students no-trespass orders to stay off VUHS property and, according to Merkel, were terminated from the Northlands program later that afternoon.

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City taking on sewer overflows: Efforts ongoing as costly stormwater fix looms

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. Part 1 described how stormwater infiltration from a variety of sources into the city’s wastewater collection system can outstrip the ability of a pump station on Macdonough Drive to handle sudden surges in flow.

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Ferrisburgh truck depot gets OK, Tuppers Crossing neighors appeal

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



of a proposed Tuppers Crossing truck depot confirmed on Wednesday they are appealing the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment’s Sept. 6 approval — with conditions — of a project proposed by the DeVos family trucking business.

Route 7 residents Aubrey Choquette said he and fellow Route 7 homeowner Ken Villeneuve are joining with neighbors David Pierson and Jane Melrose on a “group appeal” to Vermont Environmental Court.

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Panther field hockey picking up the pace; offense emerges in three victories

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College field hockey team on Tuesday picked up its third win in seven days, 3-0 over visiting Rensselaer in which the 7-2 Panthers held the Engineers without a shot on goal.

That result followed a 6-1 home victory on Saturday over visiting NESCAC foe Colby and a 6-2 decision on Sept. 27 over visiting Skidmore. The 15 goals in three games followed a stretch in which the Panthers, now ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, scored just 12 times in five outings.

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Addison teen claims junior world shooting title

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Not too many 15-year-olds list world champion on their résumés.

Addison resident, Vergennes Union High School sophomore and aspiring police officer Michael Davis does.

In Glengary, W.Va., between Sept. 14 and 18, Davis earned $1,000 and the title of NRA Junior World Champion at the NRA World Shooting Championships — for the second straight year, although he said there were more and tougher competitors this year.

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After slow start, Panther football ousts Colby, 37-6

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College football team used a strong defensive effort to overcome an sluggish start on offense and roll past visiting Colby on Saturday, 37-6, scoring the game’s final 34 points after falling behind early in the second quarter.

The 3-0 Panthers didn’t take the lead for good vs. the 3-0 Mules until quarterback Jared Lebowitz scrambled and hit Conrado Banky for a 5-yard score at 8:19 of the second period.

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Looking below at overflows; stormwater infiltration plaguing Vergennes sewer system

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes wastewater treatment plant operator Rick Chaput said what he and his crew found under a Main Street manhole during a recent rainstorm typified how hard it is to solve the city’s problem of untreated human waste overflowing into Otter Creek.

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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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