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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.

January 8th, 2018

Neat Repeats awards $26,284 in grants

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Neat Repeats recently announced its list of fall 2017 grants awarded to local residents and organizations. Store volunteers voted to award $26,284 to the following.

$5,000 to Friends of Middlebury Hockey capital campaign pledge; $3,750 to HOPE Housing Solutions; $3,500 to ARCH room renovation pledge; $2,700 in scholarships to MAUHS, MUHS, VUHS; $1,669 to Family Assistance (7); $1,500 to the CVOEO Food Shelf; $1,500 to the HOPE Food Shelf; $1,000 to Have-a-Heart Food Shelf; and, $1,000 to the Vergennes Food Shelf.

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Take precautions for pets in cold weather

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Erin Forbes DVM



Winter has come to Vermont and this means colder weather, snow, and ice. And importantly, winter’s cold means potential dangers for pets. Pets are susceptible to the cold, just like people. Some pets are more at risk if they have certain medical conditions, less body fat, or shorter coats. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help make winter enjoyable for everyone.

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Police charge Middlebury man with sex offense

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police have charged Tyler Dunton, 24, of Middlebury with aggravated sexual assault based on a Dec. 10 incident in Cornwall.

Police allege that Dunton “engaged in a sexual act without consent, where the victim sustained a serious bodily injury as a result.”

State police detectives assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation investigated the sexual assault complaint and obtained a warrant for Dunton’s arrest on Dec. 19.

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Police chiefs oppose marijuana legalization in Vermont

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Chief George Merkel et al.



On behalf of the Vermont Police Association, the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police and the Vermont Sheriffs Association, we write this letter in opposition of H.511 (legalization of marijuana). Our members are extremely disappointed that Gov. Scott expressed a wiliness to sign a legalization bill prior to release of the progress report the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission intends to issue on Jan. 15, and prior to the release of the commission’s final report due on Dec. 15.

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Letter to the editor: Trump: Like dealing with a terrorist

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Peter Lebenbaum



The President is demanding that the Democrats support building a southern border wall and changes to the immigration system before he will support DACA. Once again we are faced with the agonizing dilemma:

When, or if, do we negotiate with terrorists when they hold captive innocent civilians?

Peter Lebenbaum, Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: Vermont Gas misleading, inaccurate

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Bobbie Carnwath



Regarding “Warm Wishes from Vermont Gas” that appeared as a quarter-page ad in the Addison Independent and perhaps other Vermont newspapers during the holiday season: I get that this was paid promotional material, that it is not a newspaper’s responsibility to fact-check its advertisers, and I do appreciate that the text appeared on a shaded background, alerting readers that this was not the professional, verifiable news we typically find in the fine local newspapers that Vermonters rely on and respect.

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Resolve to read more; it's good for you

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book or newspaper and get lost in a story. In fact, a 2015 Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn’t read a single book in the previous 12 months.

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