Tiger football throttles Rutland, evens their record

MIDDLEBURY — It was the way the Middlebury football team dreamed about starting Friday night’s home game against rival Rutland on the way to a dominant 28-7 victory. After taking the opening kickoff, the Tigers scored on their second play from scrimmage. Senior fullback Cam Stone burst through a hole on the left side and continued on to a 47-yard touchdown. Then on their first defensive series the Tigers junior linebacker Cole Warren and Stone at defensive tackle both sacked Rutland quarterback Eli Pockette … (read more)

Student murals celebrate their hometown

Cows, Cookie Love and Cougars, not to mention Champ, were among the top choices Ferrisburgh Central School students made last week as symbols for a school-wide art project honoring their hometown.

Committee to help find new city police chief

A hiring committee of six residents will advise Vergennes City Manager Ron Redmond in the search for a new city police chief to replace retiring Chief George Merkel, Redmond told the city council at its Sept. 13 meeting.

Tiger cross country teams top at Mount Abe

The Middlebury Union High School teams once again ran away from their county competition at a Tuesday meet hosted by Mount Abraham, but the local coaches all said they were happy with where their teams stand about three weeks into fall competition.

Boys’ soccer: Tigers, Commodores prevail

In recent local high school boys’ soccer action, Middlebury defeated rival Mount Abraham, but came up just short vs. a D-I power; Vergennes won once to stay unbeaten; the Eagles dropped a tough D-I game; and Otter Valley suffered its first setback.

Firefighters rescue man from burning Route 7 home

Ferrisburgh firefighters save local man, but the house was likely destroyed in early morning blaze.

Eagle field hockey tops Tigers

Defending champion Mount Abe continued to up their game as a young MUHS team starts to gel in the third week of the season.

Most at city meeting back Chief Merkel

Most — but not all — of the more than 100 local residents who attended Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting came to support Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and ask city officials to work things out with Merkel and ask him not to retire. 

ANWSD: 6th grade will move to middle school in 2023

The Addison Northwest School District has committed to moving its 6th-graders into middle school at Vergennes Union High School starting next fall.

Ferrisburgh agrees to city fire contract

Ferrisburgh will pay the full amount requested by Vergennes for first-response fire protection for all of West Ferrisburgh and part of the town’s southern end.

Fall Sports Report 2022: Middlebury Union High School

The most successful teams at Middlebury Union High School in the fall of 2021 were cross country and boys’ soccer, and both appear poised to do well again. 

Fall Sports Report 2022: Vergennes Union High School

This fall at Vergennes Union High School the boys’ soccer team is looking to prolong a series of strong seasons, the girls’ soccer team is hoping to bounce back after a rare down campaign, a former coach returns to lead cross country, and at least one of … (read more)

Fall Sports Report 2022: Mount Abraham Union High School

The established team sports at Mount Abraham all started the preseason with a sense of optimism, and meanwhile two new activities joined the fold, even if sign-up for each was limited as school opened. 

Field hockey: Eagles fall, OV takes 2 of 3

During the past week of high school field hockey action, defending Division II champion Mount Abraham team took its first loss; Otter Valley knocked off D-I and D-III teams but came up short against its only D-II foe; and Middlebury remained in search of … (read more)

Eagle vs. Commodore boys’ soccer: Draw

Both teams were ready for the big county rivalry game and they played very evenly for 100 minutes.