ANWSD mulls return of Addison’s elementary school to the town

ADDISON/VERGENNES — The future of the former Addison Central School could be decided at the Addison Northwest School Board’s June 13 meeting, and one way forward could lead to Addison’s former elementary school building ending up back in the hands of the town. “We’ve come to a time when we need to make a choice about that,” ANWSD Board Chair John Stroup told the Independent on Tuesday. “And we need to go down one or two different paths, and we’re going to do that on June 13.” Certainly Addison would appear … (read more)

Tiger girls’ tennis take two wins from two of three opponents

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ tennis team moved over .500 by prevailing in two out three recent matches. Last week the Tigers edged Rice on Friday, 4-3, after losing to defending Division II champion Montpelier on May 11, 6-1. On Mo … (read more)

Baseball wrap: Eagle nine top MUHS

ADDISON COUNTY — The high school baseball schedule between May 11 and 17 called for Mount Abraham to play two games against their close county rivals, but the Eagles only played one-and-a-half of them. EAGLE SENIOR CARTER Monks is happy to score one of th … (read more)

In softball: Mount Abe tops rivals; Tigers & Otters also earn wins

ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham softball team picked up big wins over its county rivals Middlebury and Vergennes, one in a rain-soaked Tuesday affair, to highlight high school softball action between May 11 and 17. In other games, the Eagles rallied fo … (read more)

MAV girls’ lax rolls to big win

The Mount Abe-Vergennes girls’ lacrosse team shook off a loss to Hartford on Thursday and came up with a big win over Lamoille the next day.

Panther lacrosse wins in first round of NCAA

A win on Sunday means the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team will host an NCAA regional this coming weekend.

Ferrisburgh eyes zoning for cannabis ventures

By August, or possibly November, Ferrisburgh could have new zoning in place to establish where in the town cannabis retailers can set up shop and growers can plant their crops. A public vote on any new zoning laws is required.

City council to make small zoning changes, not big ones

Councilors want to make the zoning regs “as close to perfect as we can get them,” but don’t want to delay implementation.

City Council backs pollinator habitat

The Falls Park area in Vergennes by 2023 will have half an acre devoted to providing a friendly habitat for bees and other pollinators, and by two or three years later could have a dog park nearby.

Eagle, Tiger athletes excel at Mt. Abe

The host Mount Abraham boys enjoyed their day in the spring sun on Monday, when they came out on top of an eight-team home track and field meet with 169 points, besting second-place Richford (142) and third-place Middlebury (91).

Women’s lax falls in NESCAC final, still will host NCAA games

Third-seeded Tufts upset the top-seeded and undefeated host Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team in Sunday’s NESCAC title game, 9-8.

Tiger baseball breaks through, top VUHS

In a Tuesday battle of rebuilding high school programs, host Middlebury came out on top of Vergennes for its first varsity baseball win since 2019, 6-4.

Panther nine advances in NESCAC postseason

The Middlebury College baseball team defeated visiting Tufts, 13-1, on Sunday in the decisive third game of the teams’ NESCAC quarterfinal series and advanced to the league’s final four at Trinity College this weekend.

Enosburg rolls past Tiger softball

A couple Enosburg outbursts costs the Tigers a home softball game on Saturday.

Dangerous junction gets traffic light at last

After months of delays, Agency of Transportation officials now say traffic lights at a problematic Route 7 intersection in North Ferrisburgh should be activated within a matter of weeks.