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December 21st

Opinion: Picking a college no easy task

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Andrea Torello



This week’s writer is Andrea L. Torello, M.Ed., of Vergennes, president of College Bound in Waltham and senior associate at Strategies for College in Shelburne.

I was thrilled to see an article on preparing our local youth for the college search, selection and application process on the front page of the Addison Independent recently.

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Opinion: Einstein saga has local connection

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Jason Bacon



One hundred years ago Albert Einstein published some equations which transformed our understanding of the universe.

As we celebrate this anniversary, your readers should appreciate that Einstein’s move from Belgium to the USA in 1933 was mainly the work of Oliver Locker-Lampson, the grandson of a New Haven Vermont farm boy, Curtis Lampson.

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Opinion: Sick bill deserves support

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Barbie Hodgdon



I’m writing to express my support of the Healthy Workplace Bill H.187. I urge my senators to vote for this bill. By providing paid sick leave to many more employees, it will support a whole class of workers to live a healthier life.

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Opinion: Christmas offers outlet for some amusing riddles

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Joyce Jacquier



I wrote the following riddles for my elderly brother who has Alzheimer’s disease, and he is limited from the usual. I am a 76-year-old secretary retiree, and not a published writer — just someone who likes to write as a hobby.

Christmas Riddles

Why did the dog bark at the postman?

     So he would “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

Why did the reindeer stamp his feet?

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December 20th

Scoreboard and schedule for Dec. 21

Posted on December 20, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls’ Hockey

12/16 St. Albans vs. MUHS...................... 6-2

12/19 Northfield vs. MUHS....................... 3-0

Boys’ Hockey

12/18 MUHS vs. Hartford.......................... 5-3

Boys’ Basketball

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December 18th

Warrant out for man suspected of threatening Middlebury DCF workers

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police are seeking a man in connection with threats he allegedly made against two workers at the Middlebury office of the Department of Children & Families (DCF) on Dec. 11.

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Police cite former superintendent of Vergennes-area schools

Posted on December 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Friday cited former Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas F. O’Brien for embezzling, a charge they said stems from “directing unauthorized payment of over $4,000 for unused vacation time to himself upon his retirement date.”

O’Brien is scheduled to be arraigned in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Feb. 22.

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December 17th

Ferrisburgh traffic light installation set for 2016

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Plans call for the long-awaited traffic light at the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Little Chicago Road to be operational some time next fall, according to an email from Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, read at Tuesday’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting.

Town officials had lobbied for such a light for years and were informed in March 2013 that the Agency of Transportation was working on the project. That summer VTrans officials told the selectboard that a 2016 timetable was realistic.

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