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Sheldon Museum's Holiday Open House set for Dec. 2 & 3

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum is bursting with creativity and excitement this holiday season. The museum will hold its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon to 4 p.m. Highlights of the open house including the operating train layout, miniature Christmas tree display, festive topiaries and the exhibit “Draw Me a Story – Tell Me a Tale” that celebrates the imagination of 20 esteemed contemporary Vermont children’s book artists/authors.

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Fundraiser aims to help victims of hurricanes in Virgin Islands

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Mary O’Shea and her husband were fortunate enough to have built a small house on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They were also fortunate that the home sustained minimal damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged many Caribbean islands earlier this fall.

Most of the people in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory, were not so lucky.

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Free and reduced lunch: A snapshot of child poverty

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



One indication that a household might be food insecure is whether it qualifies for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program. Each school reports its free lunch data to the Vermont Department of Education.

The percentage of children eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch provides one kind of snapshot of poverty — and with it food insecurity — around Addison County.

The 10 Addison County schools reporting the highest percentages of students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, and the percentage of eligible students, are:

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Vermont State Police Log: Marijuana may have contributed to Field Days crash

Posted on November 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on this past Friday reported that the driver of a car that crashed while carrying workers to Addison County Fair and Field Days this past Aug. 7 may have been high on marijuana.

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ACTR bus ridership continues to surge

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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ADDISON COUNTY — On the corner of South Pleasant and Cross streets on a sunny Monday afternoon, buses fly by, one after the next. Blazoned with the blue, green and gold trademark symbol, all 21 belong to Addison County Transit Resources, known as ACTR.

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Students of the Week - 11/20/2017

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



 

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.

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Permits allow you to cut a Christmas tree in the national forest

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are encouraging the public to purchase Christmas tree removal permits should they be interested in a five-dollar tree for the holidays.

This year, all fourth graders can take advantage of the Every Kid in a Park Initiative and get a free Christmas tree voucher by going to everykidinapark.gov. Fourth graders that present a printed copy of the voucher may redeem it for an EKIP Pass and a Christmas tree removal permit at one of the U.S. Forest offices listed below.

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Transit company to release new schedule Dec. 1

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) will publish a new Shuttle Bus System schedule on Friday, Dec. 1.

This redesigned schedule will reflect changes brought about by the relocation of its Middlebury Transit Hub bus stop. The move, from Merchants Row to Academy Street, was necessitated by the bigger Downtown Railroad Bridge Replacement Project, which is replacing the decrepit bridge on Merchants Row near the former bus stop.

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Proposed per-parcel fee could pay for lake cleanup

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Sen. Chris Bray, D-New Haven, has proposed legislation that would fund programs with a per-parcel fee.

The Legislature last spring asked a working group made up of members of Gov. Phil Scott’s cabinet to find a long-term funding source for phosphorus reduction efforts.

In a report released Tuesday, Scott administration officials failed to find a way to pay for Lake Champlain cleanup and suggest that a new revenue source should not be identified until after fiscal year 2021. Scott, a Republican, ran on a no new taxes pledge.

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Porter Hospital seeks 'Epic' software upgrade; project would unify electronic medical records

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — For 28 years now, Betty Diette has been battling a formidable foe: multiple sclerosis, a neurological disorder that has confined her to a wheelchair — but has not diminished her intellect or her dignity.

Now a resident of Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Diette often finds herself shuttling to medical appointments throughout Addison and Chittenden counties. Being in a wheelchair, she can find it hard to access some buildings.

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