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Tiger girls' basketball team avenges loss, outlasts Commodores

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — One of the three wins earned by a young Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team this winter came back on Jan. 10, when the Commodores erased host Middlebury’s eight-point fourth-quarter lead to stun the Tigers, 34-31.

That game represented a low-water mark for the Tigers, who dropped to 0-6, and a high-water mark for the Commodores, who improved to 3-3.

Entering Tuesday’s rematch at VUHS the Tigers had won five of six, while the Commodores had failed to win again.

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Mt. Abe wrestlers are 2nd at MMU tourney; Tigers' Davio wins No. 100

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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JERICHO — Local wrestlers made an impact at Mount Mansfield Union High School’s annual Jason Lowell Memorial Tournament on Saturday, when Middlebury wrestler Dustin Davio earned his 100th career win and two Mount Abraham wrestlers, senior Ben Murray and junior Roman Mayer, won their weight classes to help the Eagles finish second as a team.

Two more wrestlers, Otter Valley’s Josh Beayon and Mount Abe’s Kevin Pearsall, joined Davio in finishing second in their weight classes.

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Andy Kirklady: Eagles were the smarter team on Super Sunday

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



The first thing that needs be said about Sunday’s Super Bowl is congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans.

As a former long-suffering Boston sports fan I know how those folks in Philly feel to see the end of a long drought: Iggles supporters, please enjoy the moment.

Second, the Eagles deserved to win what was an entertaining game. Usually the Patriots prevail, and deserve to do so, because they are the smarter, better-prepared team that makes fewer mistakes and better decisions.

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Bixby Library plans big space changes, but won't ask for tax dollars to pay for it

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Bixby Library is about to embark on almost a quarter-million dollars of renovations, repairs and reconfigurations that its board members and director think will not only help preserve the Vergennes landmark, but also enhance the library’s ability to meet the needs of the five communities it serves.

Board members said funding for what will in fact be three separate projects will come from the library’s maintenance endowment, grants, donations, and the sale of tax credits.

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Ferrisburgh faceoff is top item on ANWSD-area ballots

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District. But in addition to weighing in on the usual selectboard budget proposals and a $21.1 million school-spending plan, on Town Meeting Day residents of Vergennes and the four towns will be facing questions about fire and highway trucks and town hall repairs.

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Hearing set for Monday on city zoning changes

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at city hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, on proposed zoning amendments that would create a Solar Energy Overlay District, reinstate a full ban on downtown street-level apartments, and make another 20-plus changes — many minor but some significant.

The amendments build on the city’s 2012 zoning laws and are based on the new Vergennes municipal plan that the city council adopted in July upon planners’ recommendation.

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VUHS boys basketball rallies past the Tigers in the 2nd half

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — A dramatic second-half turnaround on Tuesday gave the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team the win over host Middlebury, 59-57, in a game not decided until a last-second Tiger shot rolled off the rim.

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MUHS Nordic are strong in three-event 'tour'

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
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RICHMOND — Middlebury Union High School senior Sam Hodges’s three-event sweep and overall boys’ title was the highlight of the MUHS boys’ and girls’ Nordic teams’ efforts at the Tour de Chittenden, held in three locations this past Friday, Saturday and Monday.

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Ferrisburgh selectboard proposes increase in town spending

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Wednesday adopted a roughly $1.935 million town spending proposal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that would raise spending by about 4.1 percent, assuming voters also back charitable contributions on the ballot.

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Complaint targets Vergennes city manager and clerk

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Feb. 13 will discuss a formal complaint against City Clerk Joan Devine and City Manager Mel Hawley filed by downtown business owner Shannon Mahoney.

Mahoney outlined her complaint in a Dec. 18 email to Mayor Michael Daniels. It stems from her interactions with Devine and Hawley after she volunteered to organize the placing of lights on the city green this past holiday season, and from her dealings with Devine in the 2016 holiday season regarding alcohol permits for her jewelry story and other businesses.

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