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All local school spending plans endorsed

Posted on March 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

ADDISON COUNTY — School directors’ efforts to level-fund or even reduce their 2011-2012 budget proposals paid dividends on Monday and Tuesday, as all education spending plans in the county were endorsed in town meeting voting.

That’s not to say there weren’t some tense moments in some towns. Bridport’s elementary school budget passed by a slim six votes.

But most of the school spending plans passed by comfortable margins, either by voice vote or Australian ballots (see town-by-town results).

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Town Meeting Previews

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By Addy Indy Staff



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Town Meeting Day 2011 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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Lightning flashes, heavy snow falls

Posted on February 10, 2011 |
By John S. McCright and Andrea Suozzo



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ADDISON COUNTY — Lightning and thunder in the middle of February?

Yes, it’s possible, said meteorologist Paul Sisson from the National Weather Service in Burlington. Though thunder snowstorms are very rare, the Northeast saw one on Saturday night. That came in the midst of a weekend of heavy snow that resulted in a few collapsed roofs at local barns

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Big birthday in store for 10 towns

Posted on February 3, 2011 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Ten Addison County towns will soon mark an auspicious birthday that will require a lot of candles and the collective breath of many residents to blow out.

The towns of Shoreham, Bridport, Addison, Leicester, Middlebury, New Haven, Cornwall, Panton, Salisbury and Weybridge will this year all commemorate the 250th anniversary of receiving charters from Benning Wentworth, the first royal governor of New Hampshire, in 1761.

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Coalition promotes bias-free policing

Posted on January 31, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County is generally recognized as a state leader in bias-free policing policies. Still, members of the Addison County Farm Worker Coalition say there is work to be done.

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Political breakfast series set

Posted on January 27, 2011 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Bridport Grange No. 303 this week confirmed a 2011 legislative breakfast series that will debut on Monday, Feb. 7, and include a March 7 session with the state’s new governor, Peter Shumlin.

Bridport Grange is once again organizing the Monday morning legislative breakfasts this year, with support from the Middlebury Chamber of Commerce and Addison County Regional Planning Commission. As has been the custom, the breakfasts will begin at 7 a.m., with the political program beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending promptly at 8:45 a.m.

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Area schools revise cell phone policies

Posted on January 20, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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ADDISON COUNTY — As cell phones become an integral part of cultural, social and intellectual life, county schools are re-evaluating their approaches to student use of the electronic gizmos — and coming up with some very different policies.

While administrators at Vergennes Union High School this week temporarily instituted new, stricter cell phone rules, Middlebury Union High School was getting ready to loosen its rules at the end of a lengthy evaluation process.

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Ayer, Fisher take on health care reform this session

Posted on January 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Two veteran Addison County lawmakers will play key roles in the Legislature’s health care reform efforts this biennium.

Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Weybridge, will serve as chairwoman of the Senate Health Care Committee, while Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, has been named vice chair of House Health Care panel.

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Top Ten 2010: New bridges take shape, school spending levels, economy shows spark

Posted on January 3, 2011 |
By Addy Indy Staff



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It’s no surprise that one year can sometimes blend into the next. The Addison Independent staff’s picks for the Top 10 local news stories for 2010 contain four that were also on the list in 2009. Our top story for this past year — the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury — was No. 4 for 2009.

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Census shows slow growth in Vt.; early data for area similar

Posted on January 3, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — With the first official U.S. Census data out showing Vermont’s population grew just 2.8 percent in the past decade, estimates from 2009 indicate the next batch of information to be released within the next two months may show that Addison County’s growth may have been even slower.

The Census pegged Vermont’s population as of April 1 as 625,741, up from 608,827 in 2000, the last time a full national count was completed.

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