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April 22nd, 2015
VERMONT — Spring weather is here and there will be an increase in recreational hikers parking their vehicles at trailheads throughout Vermont. Last year there were numerous car break-ins at various hiking access locations in Vermont. In a recent press release, Vermont State Police Cpl. Andrew Leise said these break-ins were due in part to the ongoing heroin and opiate challenges the state currently faces.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated the theft of a cash register from the Rice Restaurant on Seymour Street on Saturday, April 18.
Police said a man grabbed the register during business hours (at around 5:20 p.m.) and ran out the door. A witness reported the culprit ran into a wooded, swampy area off Maple Street, where he may have dumped the register.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
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.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about early brain development and how conditions in very early life, beginning in pregnancy, can affect individuals far into adulthood.
By DR. JODY BRAKELEY
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont is honoring its youngest learners during the Week of the Young Child, April 12-18. This nationwide event is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.
Addison Northeast, Addison Central and Addison Northwest supervisory unions — which cover 17 towns in the Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes areas — all will support some sort of publicly funded preschool programs in 2015-2016.
What is publicly funded preschool?
Publicly funded preschool is defined as 10 hours per week (35 weeks per year, September-June) of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards.
MIDDLEBURY — The front entrance of Porter Hospital will soon get a big makeover that will include an access ramp for mobility-impaired people and a spruced-up lobby.
It’s a more-than-$140,000 project that Porter Medical Center (PMC) officials are calling “long overdue,” and one that will be made possible through the generosity of the PMC Auxiliary and an anonymous benefactor who is making a $25,000 contribution in honor of longtime Porter President Jim Daily, who will soon retire.