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Brandon men fined for poaching deer

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Two Brandon men were fined last week after they pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges. Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials said that Griffith P. Mahoney, 28, and Jonathan R. Gallagher, 35, were involved in shooting a deer out the window of a truck at night with a crossbow.

On Dec. 6, 2015, at approximately 9 p.m., Vermont game wardens witnessed a truck approach a field in Pittsford. Someone shined an artificial light out of the truck and a crossbow was fired out the window. 

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Property debated as ANwSU vote nears

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Towns’ ownership of their schools and surrounding land has concerned residents each time Addison Northwest Supervisory Union has voted on unification, most recently in 2010, and the upcoming decision on March 1 is no exception.

In the past decade, a central question in some residents’ minds has been reluctance to allow control and ownership of their schools to be transferred to a single board with representatives from all five ANwSU towns, as will be the case in ANwSU if its member towns vote yes next month.

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Middlebury broadband initiative could help area

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The town of Middlebury has hired a consultant to devise a state-of-the-art broadband telecommunications system that would serve the seven towns within the Addison Central Supervisory Union and — organizers hope — serve as a powerful catalyst for economic development.

Dave Silberman, a Middlebury resident who telecommutes to his job as a financial services company executive in California, understands the need for a high-speed Internet connection.

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College to hold festival with music, talks to fete First Folio

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host a First Folio Festival on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4:30 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. This celebration of the exhibition “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” features Renaissance music, gallery talks, and a live theater performance.

Starting at 4:30, the Penny Lane Consort will perform music of Shakespeare’s time on recorders, sackbut and other instruments. At 4:45 and 6:15p.m., Middlebury College professors James Berg and Timothy Billings will give gallery tours in the Museum of Art.

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Estimates call for lower school taxes in most ANwSU towns

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residential school tax rates are now expected to drop in four out of five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union communities, according to new estimates released this week by ANwSU officials.

They revised their estimates — which are lower than those published in ANwSU annual town reports — after the Legislature agreed late in January to make changes to school-funding provisions in Act 46, Vermont’s new education law that also promotes school consolidation.

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Five candidates vie for two spots on New Haven selectboard

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Both of the New Haven selectboard incumbents who are running for re-election will face challengers on Town Meeting Day.

Kathleen Barrett, currently chair of the selectboard, will stand for a three-year seat against New Haven Planning Commission member Dan Monger. Selectboard member Carole Hall is running against Bridget Kipp and John Roleau for a two-year seat.

Meanwhile, Ed McGuire is running unopposed for re-election to his three-year seat as a Beeman school director.

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Google's search ends at local school; Addison boy wins national contest

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Eleven-year-old Addison resident Louis Provencher spent plenty of time this past weekend playing his favorite video games, including “Clash of the Clans.”

It was a little more fun than usual because he could load the games on his brand-new computer tablet, which he got on Friday from Google. That’s right, representatives from the Internet behemoth on Friday morning surprised Provencher in a school-wide assembly at the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes.

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New raw cheese rule could harm Vermont industry

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation that could severely limit production of raw milk cheeses has just been put on hold, but local cheesemakers aren’t out from under the shadow of the rule just yet.

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124 grads ski to their reward — a diploma

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/HANCOCK — Surrounded by cheering throngs of family and friends, 124 Middlebury seniors celebrated the completion of their undergraduate careers on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Mead Chapel.

Middlebury’s “Febs” — so called because the majority of them started their college education here in February 2012 — will earn their official bachelor of arts degrees on March 1. But this past weekend the college held several events to celebrate the graduates’ achievements.

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Middlebury rail bridges likely to rise after all

Posted on February 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s effort to maintain the height of its two downtown rail bridges received a setback last week with news that VTrans is unlikely to recommend such a concession because two types of train vehicles can’t squeeze through spans with only 18 feet, 8 inches of clearance.

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