Study group backs Mt. Abe-ANWSD merger

The committee that has been studying the possibility of merging the Bristol-area Mount Abraham Unified School District and Vergennes-area Addison Northwest School District has decided that, yes, those two districts should become one.

Mount Abe grad lured back to the Green Mountains

Thomas Dickerson just might be at the frontline of a trend reversing the all-too-familiar trend of young people growing up in Vermont then leaving for greener pastures elsewhere.

Letter to the editor: Coach’s firing raises concerns

I am smelling something rotten emanating from my little home town of Bristol, Vt.

Graduation 2022: Mount Abe students place at logging competition

Looking back on a competition he took part in late last month, Mount Abraham Union High School senior Ian Goodyear said his nerves had more to do with the crowd watching him compete than the noisy and powerful chainsaw in his hands.

Letter to the editor: MAUSD board urged to revisit firing of hoop coach

The firing of Connie LaRose, winning girls’ basketball coach at Mt. Abraham Union High School is shocking to me.

Connie LaRose fired as Eagle girls’ hoop coach

Longtime successful Mount Abe coach doesn’t understand why she was fired.

Mount Abe graduates 103 students

The 103 members of the Mount Abraham Union High School class of 2022 were urged on Saturday to use the resilience, compassion and patience forged through the tumult of more than two years of pandemic pandemonium to make the world a better place.

MAV boys’ lax falls in D-III final

After two stirring playoff wins to earn the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative program’s first championship game appearance, the fifth-seeded Eagles had hopes of adding the team’s first title to their résumé.

No. 1 Hurricanes outlast MAV girls’ lax in Div. II

A strong start in Monday’s Division II final by undefeated Hartford proved to be too much for the Mount Abraham-Vergennes girls’ lacrosse team to overcome in a 10-7 setback.

Eagles stem the Tide, but are stung by Hornets

For the second straight season, the No. 2 Mount Abraham Union softball team won two Division II playoff games, but then came up short vs. No. 3 Enosburg, its Lake Division rival, in a home semifinal.

Commodore girls’ lax reaches semi

The second-seeded Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative girls’ lacrosse team got past visiting No. 7 Stowe on Friday, 12-6, in a Division II quarterfinal.

Eagle basketball camp slated for June

The 29th annual Eagle Basketball Camp will be held in Bristol from June 27 to 30 for grades 2 through high school.

MAV girls’ lacrosse blanks Milton

In a game played at Mount Abraham, the Mount Abe-Vergennes girls’ lacrosse team rolled past visiting Milton on Tuesday, 17-0, as five Commodores scored multiple goals.

MAV girls’ lacrosse team wins 3

The Vergennes-Mount Abraham girls’ lacrosse team picked up three more wins in the past week to improve to 7-1.

Commodore girls’ lacrosse wins three, reaches 4-1

The Vergennes-Mount Abraham cooperative high school girls’ lacrosse team bounced back from its only loss of the season — to Division I title contender CVU on April 18 — with three big wins since, including Monday’s 7-3 victory over D-I Essex at VUHS.


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