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Tigers Hold Off Essex 21-18
By Mike Cameron
    Big game weekends, it seems, have always been part of the rivalry between the Tigers and the Essex Hornets. At least in recent years, when these two have gotten together the contests have been pivotal for either or both and this one was no exception.   The Tigers needed a win to keep any even faint hopes alive for a playoff bid and the Hornets wanted to keep their 2008 momentum going for yet another week.  [ more ]

Sharing Memories of Philomene Ostiguy Daniels Caisse and the Daniels Steamboat Line (1877-1916)
By Cookie Steponaitis
    After the Civil War ended in 1865, Vergennes entered into a period of economic expansion and prosperity. During that time of commerce and change, there was a colorful individual who called the Little City her home, and whose descendents to this day tell stories of her spunk, her business sense, and her tenacity when it came to her family. They proudly tell stories of being descendents of “Captain Phil”, the world’s first female steamboat captain.
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“Arrests” Help Jerry’s Kids Through MDA Fundraiser
By Mike Cameron
    Participants were asked to raise $800 to send one child to MDA summer camp. All “Jailbirds” had their “mug shots” taken and turned in their “bail” (pre-raised funds). Participants also had a chance to enjoyed a delicious Green Peppers lunch and visit with neighbors during the event.  Many business and community leaders enjoyed being “jailed” for Jerry’s Kids.  [ more ]

Around and About in Addison County- Panton
By M. Stuart Parks
    New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth chartered two towns on the same day; Panton and Weybridge.  This event occurred on November 3, 1761 and caused a serious mix-up.  When the early settlers of Panton surveyed the town they found that if they followed the boundary lines as laid out in the charter a large part of Panton was in Lake Champlain.  A grant that was supposed to be 25,000 acres was reduced to about 15,000 acres.  Not only did the town never recover any of this land but it lost small amounts later to Waltham and Vergennes so that it now contains a little over 14,000 acres.  The town was probably named for Francis Panton who was a friend or business acquaintance of the Ferrises and Burlings, or possibly for the town of Panton in Lincolnshire, England.    [ more ]

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