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Leicester

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — At Monday evening’s town meeting, Leicester residents passed by voice the proposed municipal spending plan, but only after an amendment was made to remove a $625 appropriation that had been set aside for Maple Leaf Farm.

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Leicester

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Leicester residents will start their town meeting at 7 p.m. at the Leicester Meeting House on Monday, March 6, to weigh school and town budgets. Voters will decide on a municipal spending plan of $629,915, which represents an increase of $34,724, or 5.8 percent, over the $595,191 in spending approved at the 2016 town meeting.

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Foxcroft Farm alternative ed program to end at OVUHS

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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LEICESTER — Residents around the Otter Valley Unified Union School District were shocked to read a letter to the editor last week stating that the beloved Harvest Program at Foxcroft Farm would be ending after almost two decades helping OV students who may not fit in a traditional classroom.

Harvest Program founder and Executive Director Anne Young explained in the letter that it had been a tough decision that was not based on financial need.

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4-H dairy challenge winners named

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The annual 4-H Dairy Challenge on Nov. 19 provided an opportunity for 83 4-H participants to explore dairy-related topics and compete with fellow 4-H’ers in buzzer rounds to test their dairy knowledge.

The event, sponsored by the University of Vermont (UVM) 4-H, took place on the UVM campus in Burlington. In addition to the dairy challenge, the 4-H’ers also attended learning sessions on rumination, milking systems, diseases, soils and forages, followed by a written quiz to assess their comprehension.

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Hannah Sessions' farm paintings are a local favorite

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Isabel Lower



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MIDDLEBURY — Hannah Sessions’ Blue Ledge Farm cheese is a staple of the local, artisanal food of Addison County. As an artist, she is a keystone of Edgewater Gallery. Since Edgewater opened in 2009 her intimate, animated portrayals of the goats, chickens, cows and pigs she works with every day, as well as the fresh, illumined landscapes of the fields they roam, have made her a favorite for visitors, and staff as well.

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Candidate meet-and-greet set for Leicester

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



LEICESTER — Peter Conlon, candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives from Addison-2 district, is hosting a gathering for conversation with coffee and doughnuts at the Leicester Town Hall on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Addison-2 encompasses the towns of Leicester, Cornwall, Ripton, Salisbury, Goshen and Hancock. Incumbent state Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, chose not to run for re-election after representing the district for 14 years.

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More than just band camp: young classical musicians thrive at Point CounterPoint

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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LEICESTER — Jenny Beck sits at a picnic table with her back to Lake Dunmore and the rising mountains on the opposite shore. A chorus of finely tuned chamber music wafts across the field where she’s seated. The sweet sounds emanate from the Rec Hall off to her right.

The music is being played by a group of talented high school students who have been refining their musical skills over the past three weeks.

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Grant will help Leicester fight invasive species

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — The town of Leicester has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help control invasive species on Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, located in the towns of Leicester and Salisbury. The control program is coordinated and operated by the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association.

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2016 Leicester Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — After a little discussion from the floor of town meeting, Leicester voters on Monday evening approved a municipal spending plan of $595,192, which represents an increase of $20,908, or 7 percent, over the $574,283 spending plan OK’d last year.

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2016 Leicester Town Meeting Preview

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — Leicester residents will start their town meeting at 7 p.m. at the Leicester Meeting House on Monday, Feb. 29, to weigh school and town budgets. Voters will decide on a municipal spending plan of $595,192, which represents an increase of $20,908, or 7 percent, over the $574,283 spending plan approved last year.

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