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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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Lawmakers consider gun control bills

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The national and statewide debate about gun control reverberated to America’s littlest city on Monday, as local lawmakers and Vergennes-area residents talked about potential laws that could expand background checks and provide for confiscation of firearms from citizens the court deems should not possess deadly weapons.

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Vermont State Police Log: Salisbury man dies in one-car crash

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A Salisbury man was killed in a one-car crash on Route 30 in Whiting this past Saturday evening.

Nathan Jackson, 35, was driving a 2002 BMW 325i northbound on Route 30 near the Cornwall town line at around 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 24 when the car went off the west side of the road and struck a tree head on, Vermont State Police report.

A Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Service ambulance rushed Jackson to Porter Hospital in Middlebury, where he was pronounced dead.

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Local opioid education program develops a statewide following

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A program launched last year to teach Addison County teens about the dangers of opioid addiction has become so successful that it has gained statewide attention and will soon be exported to school districts in other parts of Vermont.

It’s called HELP (Heroin Epidemic Learning Program) and uses volunteer experts to clearly explain, educate and enlighten students about how addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids is affecting their community.

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