ANWSD reduces spending, sets vote

After a challenging discussion about what spending cuts could mean to students and what level of spending might be acceptable to voters who have already defeated two budget proposals, the Addison Northwest School District Board on Monday voted to advance a $27.25 million plan with $257,737 more in budget reductions

Panther softball sweeps Bowdoin on new field

With Sunday’s 5-2, 7-0 doubleheader sweep of NESCAC rival Bowdoin, the Panthers are now 5-1 (4-0 in league play) on their newly installed field-turf surface off South Street.

Panther nine takes three from visiting Polar Bears

The Middlebury College baseball team swept three games from visiting Bowdoin this past weekend, and then defeated Norwich in a non-league game on Tuesday to improve to 14-7. The Panthers scored in double digits in all four outings.

Vermonters (and lots of visitors) enjoy the solar eclipse

Just before totality began on Monday, the DJ at the Middlebury recreation fields wrapped up “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and a brief silence fell. Then the sun completely disappeared, and the crowd went wild.

ANWSD board eyes next budget steps

At a Monday meeting devoted to discussing the 18-vote March defeat of its $27.2 million spending plan, the Addison Northwest School District Board edged toward presenting a vote on a third budget, possibly one with $200,000 of cuts, on April 30 or May 7. 

Vergennes Opera House funds come through

A $1.64 million effort to upgrade accessibility to the Vergennes Opera House and to Vergennes city offices originally scheduled to start this May will instead likely break ground during the spring of 2025, according to Gerianne Smart, the president of the … (read more)

Undefeated women’s lax survives challenge

The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team found itself in uncharted territory on its home turf this past Saturday against Wesleyan.

Middle schoolers embrace volleyball ‘Madness’

 Where could you see more than 100 6th-, 7th- and 8th-graders setting a ball over a net? In the Middlebury town gym the “March Madness” youth volleyball program.

Residents mull over Little City housing

About five dozen Vergennes residents and officials who came in person or by Zoom to the Vergennes Opera House to attend Monday’s citywide Housing Conversation agreed on a basic premise: Their community needs more housing.

Panther women roll on with two victories

The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team picked up two more one-sided victories late last week, both on the road, to improve to 7-0. The Panthers, ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III, will next host NESCAC foe Wesleyan this Saturday at noon. 

Midd men’s lax downs league foe Conn College, and Springfield too

The Panther men’s lacrosse team overcame a slow start on Friday to defeat visiting NESCAC foe Connecticut, 14-10, and improve their spot in league play.

UPDATED: ANWSD budget defeated again; this time by 18 votes

For the second time this month, residents of the five communities on Tuesday rejected a spending plan — this time by 18 votes.

ANWSD budget revote is Tuesday

After defeating an Addison Northwest School District spending plan on March 5, residents of the five-town district will vote on a slightly smaller budget this coming Tuesday.

City council organizes after election

On March 12, its first meeting since Town Meeting Day, the Vergennes City Council accomplished a number of tasks that both looked backward and moved forward.

Councilors eye limits on comments

After a discussion at the Vergennes City Council’s March 12 meeting on the topic of how much public comment should be allowed at council meetings, including advice from the city’s attorney, Mayor Chris Bearor later last week confirmed he would impose a li … (read more)