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Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Christian Woodard



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Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what's on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.

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Energy program up for vote in five towns

Posted on March 1, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



ADDISON COUNTY — Five Addison County towns are weighing whether they should join a program that aims to make it easier for property owners to obtain financing for energy efficiency improvements

On Town Meeting Day, residents in Ferrisburgh, Middlebury, Monkton, Ripton and Weybridge will vote on articles that would make their respective towns Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, districts.

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Vermont State Police are updating search and rescue policy

Posted on February 27, 2012 |
By Addison Independent Staff



WATERBURY — Vermont State Police issued a statement today saying they are revising their search and rescue policy.

The move comes after VSP received public criticism for their slow response last month to the report of a hiker missing in the Green Mountains — 19-year-old Levi Duclos — who subsequently died on the trail.

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Three RNeSU towns to consider school spending hikes

Posted on February 27, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



 

LEICESTER/WHITING/GOSHEN — The past two years have seen reduced budgets for schools around the state, but the 2012-2013 fiscal year spending at Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union elementary schools looks to be on the rise once again.

“Over the last few years we’ve done so much cutting that there’s not much left to cut,” said Matt Brush, chair of the Leicester Central School board, which warned a budget with a spending increase of 4.6 percent over the current year.

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Sugarmakers tap in early

Posted on February 20, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY — In his 34 years of maple sugaring, Starksboro’s Dave Folino has encountered few winters like this one. With some local spotters noting temperatures soaring eight degrees above average last month and more than six degrees above average in December, the sap has been flowing steadily.

“It’s not really a winter,” said Folino. “It’s pretty much a perpetual sugar season.”

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Schools' results mixed on testing

Posted on February 16, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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ADDISON COUNTY — Last week’s release of the fall 2011 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) scores had state and local educators eyeing a decidedly mixed batch of results.

Locally, Vergennes Union High School was the only high school to post significant increases in proficiency in all four subjects tested over 2010 results. Others achieved proficiency levels that, for the most part, declined or stayed the same.

Statewide, results also remained fairly stable compared to 2010.

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Kids help neighbors heat their homes

Posted on February 13, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY — When winter rolls into the Green Mountains, many Vermonters gear up for a season of fun. But while some look forward to the colder months, others, like Starksboro’s April Parent, see only struggle on the horizon.

“Before winter even comes, in August or September, we start worrying about making it,” said Parent. “What are the heating bills going to run? What are the electric bills going to run? It’s really a struggle every year.”

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Local programs fill void in federal heating assistance

Posted on February 2, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) is doing its best to keep Vermonters warm this winter. But with slashes to federal funding, greater operating expenses and increased demand for fuel assistance, the administer of the federal Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is looking for help.

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Weather: Wet, wild 2011 finished on warm note

Posted on January 19, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and even some hail pummeled Addison County residents this past year.

“We had a lot of extremes, mostly in precipitation,” said Nathan Foster, the observing program leader for the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Burlington office. “It was one of our wettest years on record for Vermont.”

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Dates set for 2012 legislative breakfast series

Posted on January 19, 2012 |
By Addy Indy Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — The Bridport Grange No. 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau will launch the first in its annual legislative breakfast series on Monday, Feb. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. in the Bridport Grange Hall.

The legislative breakfast series has enjoyed a long tradition in Addison County, offering residents a weekly opportunity to personally meet with their state representatives and senators on legislation being debated in Montpelier. As has been the custom, the breakfasts will rotate between various public venues throughout the county.

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