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September 15th, 2017

Kelly Brush ride raises a half-million dollars for adaptive sports gear

Posted on September 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/BURLINGTON —The 12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, drew 810 cyclists and 40 adaptive athletes who raised more than $521,000 to empower those with paralysis through sport and recreation and to prevent ski racing injuries.

The event was held Saturday, Sept. 9, in Middlebury. The cyclists started rides of 20, 50 and 100 miles at the Middlebury College football stadium and pedaled out to the Lake Champlain Bridge and around Addison and Chittenden counties before returning to the starting point.

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September 14th

Survey reveals support for legal pot in Middlebury, but town officials remain cautious on marijuana issue

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A clear majority of Middlebury residents support legalizing marijuana in Vermont and believe the town should receive tax benefits from its sale and have a say in where it could be sold locally.

That’s the general takeaway from results of Middlebury’s recent online survey on the marijuana legalization issue.

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City chief defends Vergennes police anti-bias efforts

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel defended his department’s equal treatment of all citizens at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Merkel was invited to speak because questions arose at the Aug. 22 council meeting about the January University of Vermont study that stated the Vergennes department pulled over vehicles driven by African-Americans at a much higher rate than by whites.

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Vt. Folklife Center begins its next chapter; new leader seeks greater outreach

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Kathleen Haughey, an accomplished cellist, has always seen music as an avenue through to gain a better understanding of people, their cultures and traditions. She successfully put that to the test as a student while honing her musical skills in South America and beyond.

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Local United Way to create new endowment fund

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — You do the same thing for 50 years and you can get into a rut.

Unless you’re the United Way of Addison County (UWAC), which is marking its 50th birthday with a new fund drive, some new program priorities and a new philanthropic game plan for the next half-century.

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Bristol hires Waitsfield's Capels as its new town administrator

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — After six and a half months of searching, Bristol has a new town administrator. Valerie Capels, Waitsfield town administrator since 2006, will take over that role in the Bristol town office on Oct. 2.

“I am attracted to Bristol because it has a reputation for good local government, engaged citizens, and a strong sense of place,” Capels said. “I am also excited for the opportunity to work for a larger community that offers a wide range of services.”

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Addison Northwest teachers ink new two-year contract

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board have both ratified a new, two-year contract for the district’s approximately 100 teachers that guarantees them annual raises and requires them to pay a greater share of their health insurance premiums.

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Keeping the heat on global warming; Interfaith Climate Action Network melds prayer and activism

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — When President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement this summer, Addison County’s Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) took action. The group held a vigil on the Middlebury town green and has continued to hold weekly vigils every Saturday.

Now, as climate experts weigh in on the ways that global warming added even more destructive power to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the group is looking for even more ways to engage.

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