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Telling Tales Of Otter Creek
By Cookie Steponaitis
Otter Creek winds its way north for a hundred miles from Mount Tabor and empties into Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh, Vermont. It is not only Vermont’s longest river but one of the most critical for telling the story of settlement, movement and revolution in the region. Life along its banks dates back to the original Abenaki names Onegilwizbo meaning Otter River and Bikogtegw or Crooked River. Otter Creek has artifact proof of people living, fishing and traveling its waters from as early as 1000 B.C. and links to other tributaries creating a network of highways that early people used to live near and transport goods throughout the Green Mountains and the Connecticut, Battenkill and Hudson Rivers to the ocean.

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Rubber Ducky You’re The One! Celebrating The Success Of The Vergennes Day Race
By Cookie Steponaitis
The immense flock of rubber ducky’s was poised above the Vergennes Falls against the clear blue sky of a summer day.  They sat waiting the start of their momentous journey with their sleek plastic bodies bobbing in the waters of Otter Creek. Then with a shout and the sound of a starting gun they were off, carrying with them the hopes of the people lining the banks waiting to see who crossed the finish line first.
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Tigers Host Essex in Key Friday Night Contest
By Mike Cameron
With both high school football teams having installed their offensive and defensive systems for 2013,  old rivals Essex and Middlebury will meet again on Friday night August 30th 2013 for the latest edition.
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