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All school budgets in Addison County get voter OK

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Reflecting a statewide trend that saw the vast majority of school budgets pass in Town Meeting votes, all four of the proposed Pre-K-12 budgets that will serve Addison County students during the 2018-2019 school year passed comfortably through Australian ballot voting on Tuesday.

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Community Players scholarship ending soon

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury Community Players annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to students who have graduated from high school within the last two years and who plan to attend college.

In order to be eligible for either of these scholarships in 2018, you must have graduated in either 2016 or 2017 or will graduate in 2018, plus you must have worked with the Middlebury Community Players in some regard over the course of middle school and/or high school (either being in or working on a show, or helping out at an MCP-sponsored event, such as our costume sale).

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By the Way for March 8

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Get ready to do some real grumbling when the alarm clock sounds on Sunday morning. The hands of the clock officially “spring” forward at 2 a.m. this Sunday marking the beginning of daylight savings time.

 

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency is reminding farmers about upcoming sales closing dates for crop insurance coverage.  Sales closing dates vary by crop, state, and county, but in Vermont, most spring-planted crops have a sales closing date of March 15 this year. The deadline for growers of nursery crops is May 1.

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OV boys top VUHS in high school basketball; Tigers, Eagles ousted from playoffs

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Valley outlasted Vergennes in Division II to highlight first-round boys’ basketball playoff action on Tuesday. In other games Middlebury and Mount Abraham both came up short vs. top-four seeds on the road.

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The 14-7 Otters, seeded No. 5, repelled the No. 12 Commodores’ upset bid, 52-46. OV Coach Greg Hughes praised the Commodores’ defensive effort.

“Vergennes pressured us well. They made it tough to get into a rhythm,” Hughes said.

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Khan, Fuentes-George picked for Middlebury selectboard; Eckles wins Ilsley seat by one vote

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury voters at their town meeting Monday night approved all money items on their warning and in Australian balloting the next day decided some hotly contested races for their selectboard and the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees.

Incumbent Farhad Khan and political newcomer Lindsey Fuentes-George prevailed in a three-person race for two spots on the Middlebury selectboard. Khan drew the most votes, with 949. Fuentes-George finished second, with 784 votes. Former Selectman Gary Baker finished out of the running with 399 tallies.

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Town meeting wrap-ups from every Addison County town, plus Brandon

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Whew! That was interesting! Our local March town meetings have come and gone. Here’s your chance to see what happened on the floor of your town’s meeting and who won local board seats once Tuesday’s ballots were counted. Read out town-by-town wrap-ups from each of the 23 municipalities in Addison County, plus Brandon.

Read about what happened in in your towns, check out the issues in other neighboring towns. Click on our town-by-town previews, which are arranged alphabetically:

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Vermont State Police Log: VSP handle DUI, domestic assault

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police working out of the New Haven barracks reported a drunken driving citation a domestic assault arrest, in addition to some other typical police work.

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Students of the Week - 3/5/2018

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
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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Addy Indy wins 16 awards in NE competition

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BOSTON — At the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association’s meeting this past weekend in Boston, the Addison County Independent won 16 awards, including six first places, while its sister publication, Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine, won nine awards, including five first places.

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Town Meeting Preview: School budgets, town trucks and one big bond

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Maple sugaring season is here so Vermont’s town meetings can’t be far behind. Do your civic duty and share your views with others in your municipality at the upcoming town meetings. These local meetings get under way this Saturday in Starksboro, Ferrisburgh, Monkton and Salisbury and continue in our various towns until Tuesday evening when Whiting residents call a close to their annual meeting.

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