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Commodores run for four golds

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Vergennes Union High School runners won four races at the Division II indoor track and field championships this past Saturday at the University of Vermont.

Senior Wade Mullin led the way by claiming the individual 600-meter championship and running on two victorious Commodore relay teams — the four-by-400 and four-by-800 — while sophomore Ben Huston won the boys’ 1,000-meter race and ran on the 4x800 team.

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Local officials: Residents', workers' data safe

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Local municipal officials last week assured residents and employees their data was safe in the wake of news released the week before that software used by many county and Vermont towns contained security vulnerabilities.

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Tigers top Mount Abe in another close basketball game

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — One way to look at Friday’s boys’ basketball game at Middlebury Union High School between visiting Mount Abraham and the host Tigers is both teams played to form.

The Tigers and Eagles played hard, and both had outstanding moments and made mistakes. And in the end the Tigers won another tight game, the Eagles lost another close one, 66-58.

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Addison selectboard race: veteran vs. incumbent

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — The only contested race on a Town Meeting Day ballot in northwestern Addison County pits a two-term incumbent selectman vs. a former selectman who served two terms in the 1990s.

The incumbent is Peter Briggs, 28, a farmer who joined the board in 2015 and is well known for running credible, if ultimately unsuccessful, races as a Republican candidate for the Vermont Senate and the Addison-3 House district that includes Addison.

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Panton town hall cupola choice in budget

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents face a March 5 choice about their town hall, one that is embedded within the proposed town budget.

The budget, which for the first time ever cannot be amended from the floor of Panton Town Meeting, includes a line item for an annual $4,140 payment for an aluminum cupola, not a more expensive wooden cupola that some residents have favored at past town meetings.

The budget also cuts last year’s $38,775 line item for the Town Hall Restoration Fund back to $15,000.

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VUHS girls' basketball rallies, nips Yellowjackets

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ basketball team saved its best for last on Monday, hitting visiting Milton with a 13-1 fourth-quarter run to pull out a 49-44 victory.

The Commodores trailed by 43-36 after the Yellowjackets opened the fourth quarter with a 6-0 run of their own.

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Panther men's basketball splits, earns NESCAC No. 1 seed

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
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MIDDLEBURY — After the weekend drama of two NESCAC home games that came down to the final seconds, the Middlebury College men’s basketball team then waited for four days to learn whether they would earn the top seed for the league tournament.

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Saving stained glass

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SARAH STROUP, LEFT, Sarah Cowan and Bo Price serve on a St. Paul’s committee that is coordinating efforts to repair three stained-glass windows and improve a sidewalk and landscaping outside the Vergennes church. Click here to read our story.

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St. Paul's church to get major stained-glass makeover

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has two grants in hand to fund repair of the Main Street church’s three stained-glass windows that overlook the sidewalk across from the city green. The church also has successfully applied for a grant it hopes will move forward a joint sidewalk and landscaping project.

Members of the downtown church’s Strategic Investment in Sacred Places committee are optimistic both of those projects can be done this year.

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St. Paul's working with city to finance sidewalk upgrade

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
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VERGENNES — Representatives of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church met with the Vergennes City Council early last year about a joint sidewalk and landscaping project.

Sarah Stroup and Sarah Cowan, members of the church’s Strategic Investment in Sacred Places committee, said they were thinking strategically about how the St. Paul’s west lawn is a pleasant community resource, and pitched upgrades in that spirit.

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