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May 11th, 2017

Students of the Week - May 8, 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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WomenSafe Mother's Day card features local artist Pamela Smith

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe recently unveiled the 2017 Mother’s Day card — the 16th in its annual Local Women Artists Series. Addison County artist Pamela Smith’s colorful and cheerful painting, titled “Woman with Children,” graces the front of this year’s card.

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Head Start and Parent/Child Center provide a big lift with new bus service

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Parent/Child Center and Champlain Valley Head Start have launched a new bus service to ensure low-income parents and their kids get transportation from their homes to the child care, educational training and jobs they need in order to remain independent and self-sufficient.

It’s called the “Early Education Bus Service,” featuring two specially outfitted vehicles serving 30 children and 13 adults that are clients of the Parent/Child center and/or Head Start.

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Middlebury Studio School settles in on Route 7

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — When you walk into the Middlebury Studio School (MSS) you’d never guess that they only moved into their new space on Route 7 south just over two years ago. A large center table welcomes you with paint-splattered stools, shelves surround the four rooms packed high and deep with pottery, and finished pieces from students and instructors nestle into every nook and cranny. People flow through the school as if it were their own living room — at ease with the clay-dust and happy to share space, stories and snacks.

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National expert battles opiate epidemic: Whiting native returns, helps fight addiction crisis

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Ldd J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Richard Rawson graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1968, earned B.S. and a Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Vermont and went on to become a preeminent researcher in the area of opiate addiction and abuse. He spent 40 years overseeing clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial addiction treatments.

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Work concluding on addition for iconic Middlebury church

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 208 years, the majestic Congregational Church of Middlebury has symbolically stood vigil over downtown Middlebury from its perch at the intersection of North Pleasant and Main streets.

Workers are currently putting some of the final touches on a sibling structure that will provide much-needed program space for the church’s growing membership, youth education classes and humanitarian outreach efforts.

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Happy Mother's Day! What do you love & appreciate about your mom?

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14, so we asked some kids to talk about what makes their mother special.

These messages are from Mrs. Lee’s 2nd Grade class at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury.

“I love my mom because she makes my bed. She love me and lets me watch tv and play video games.”

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Study shows forest birds are on decline in Vermont

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NORWICH — A 25-year study of Vermont’s forest birds, including woodpeckers, warblers and other iconic species, has documented a 14.2 percent overall population decline, raising concerns about birds and forests alike.

In one of the longest-running studies of its kind in North America, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) also issued practical recommendations for landowners who may want to conserve or manage their forests for bird abundance and diversity. Vermont forests support more than 125 bird species, VCE reported, and more than 47,000 jobs in the state.

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