ANWSD spending up, but taxes seen falling

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board this week adopted a $22,327,585 spending plan for the next school year. If backed on Town Meeting Day, it would increase spending by 3.35% over the currently approved level. Despite the proposed higher spending, the latest estimates say property tax rates would drop in all five ANWSD communities in a range of between about 1.7 and 7 cents if voters support that budget on March 1. The board on Jan. 19 also voted to ask residents to back a plan to use $1 … (read more)

VUHS boys basketball hangs on to edge Mount Abe

VERGENNES — In a game not decided until the final minute, the host Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team held off Mount Abraham on Saturday, 52-45. The Commodores led by as many as 11 early in the third quarter and by six with the ball two min … (read more)

VUHS boys’ hoop pulls away from Otters

Host Otter Valley hung with the Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball team for two-and-a-half periods on Tuesday, but the Commodores went on a decisive 15-0 second-half surge on the way to a 56-36 victory.

VUHS indoor track opens season

Four members of the Vergennes Union High School indoor track and field team on Monday saw their first action of the winter — and first indoor competition since 2020 — at the University of Vermont.

Kaitlyn Little receives DAR Good Citizen award

Kaitlyn Little, daughter of Chrystal Little of Vergennes, has received this year’s DAR Good Citizen’s Award.

Commodore girls’ hoop starts with a win

The Vergennes Union girls’ basketball team made its season debut on Saturday by defeating host Richford, 31-18.

Winter 2021 Sports Report: VUHS

What was arguably the most successful team at VUHS returning this winter? Indoor track. But that was two winters ago (there was no indoor track in Vermont last winter) and none of the runners who helped the Commodore boys win five races in the 2020 state … (read more)

VUHS girls’ soccer is out of postseason

The season came to an end for the Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team on Oct. 27, when the 14th-seeded Commodores dropped a first-round Division III playoff game to No. 3 Fairfax, 3-0.

VUHS boys’ soccer team rallies, advances in playoffs

VERGENNES — It took eight minutes of overtime and a rally from a two-goal deficit, but the No. 4 Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team prevailed over defending champion and No. 5 seed Peoples Academy in a Friday quarterfinal at home, 3-2. The game … (read more)

VUHS seniors walk for HOPE

The annual Vergennes Union High School senior class walkathon went on as scheduled on Monday despite rainy, cold weather.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ coming to VUHS

Old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll is alive and well in Vergennes, and will be seen and heard when Vergennes Union High School students return to the stage next month.

Commodore boys’ soccer thumps Terriers, 13-0

Ten Commodores scored, led by Jonah Mahé, Parker Kayhart and Xavier DeBlois with two apiece, and six added assists. They outshot BF, 40-2, and took all nine of the game’s corner kicks.

Eagles blank Commodores; both eyeing postseason play

The Mount Abraham girls’ soccer team continued its late-season surge on Friday, when the Eagles bested Vergennes, 2-0, in the final regular-season game for both teams.

Commodore boys’ soccer edges Mount Abe

In a Tuesday boys’ soccer game that ramped up in intensity as it progressed, host Vergennes Union High School did just enough to get past rival Mount Abraham, 2-1.

TikTok fad leads to school vandalism

A reckless social media challenge has culminated in damage to bathrooms at three Addison County schools.