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Decision is near on moving 6th grade to MUMS: Superintendent says no; panel says yes

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — Will the seven towns in the Addison Central School District send their sixth-graders to the Middlebury Union Middle School, expanding MUMS from only grades 7 and 8 to a grade 6-8 school?

The ACSD Board is scheduled to decide the question at its meeting next Monday, June 19.

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Found him! Authorities searched for man missing in Salisbury

Posted on June 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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UPDATE  SALISBURY — Vermont State Police announced late Friday morning that they had found a man they had been searching for since the previous evening. 

At around 11 a.m., VSP announced that Mark Richards, 37, of Burlington had been found safe and was reunited with his family.

Late Thursday state police reported that Richards had walked away from Branbury State Park yesterday (Thursday, June 1) afternoon and has not returned.

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Salisbury hosts walk to school day on June 6

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Salisbury Community School will be holding a special Walk to School Day on Tuesday, June 6. Kelley Cross Road will be closed to through traffic by order of the town Selectboard so that students can walk the half-mile to school from either Holman Road or West Salisbury Road.

The event is being organized by science teacher Amy Clapp and her fifth grade Green Team, with support from the Vermont Energy Education Program. It will conclude a month-long study of natural resources and human impact on the environment for the school’s K-6 students.

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The chicken whisperer: Tales from a backyard chicken farmer in Salisbury

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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SALISBURY — I never wanted chickens, because I didn’t want the carnage.

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Driver charged in fatal Route 7 crash

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Authorities have filed criminal charges against a Springfield man who was driving a car that crashed into another vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury last month, killing a passenger in the second vehicle.

Vermont State Police on Thursday formally cited Shawn Newell, 33, for gross negligent driving with death resulting.

Brian Kerr, 40, of Ripton was killed on April 20 when the car that Newell was driving smashed head-on into the car Kerr was riding in.

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Sailsbury resident sees namesake ship

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BATH, Maine — Salisbury’s Mary Burchard was in Bath, Maine, at the Maine Maritime Museum on the Kennebec River on April 23 to see a schooner called the Mary E.

Built by Thomas Hagan in Bath in 1906, the Mary E. is the last wooden schooner built on the Kennebec still afloat.

For the first 50 years she was used as a fishing and coastal trade boat. She was abandoned in 1960 and was sunk by a hurricane in Lynn Harbor, Mass., in 1963.

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Ripton father of three killed in Route 7 crash

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — A 40-year-old Ripton man was killed Thursday morning after the car he was riding in was struck head-on by an oncoming vehicle on Route 7 in Salisbury.

Vermont State Police report that the two-car crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on April 20 just north of the Salisbury Hog Farm, near Pomainville Drive.

After talking to witnesses, police determined that Shawn Newell, 33, of Vergennes was driving a 2010 Mazda MZ3 northbound at a high rate of speed, passing slower vehicles that were ahead of him.

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Salisbury biogas-to-energy plan scuttled

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Integrated Energy Solutions (EIS) has pulled the plug on a project that would have extracted energy from cow manure and sent it through a pipeline from Salisbury to Middlebury College.

Dan Smith, president of EIS, confirmed the news during a recent phone interview. He declined to discuss specific reasons for scuttling the already permitted project, but indicated financing has been a major obstacle.

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Federal funding for lake cleanup hangs in balance

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — Vermont lawmakers continue to be concerned about a potential decline in federal Environmental Protection Agency assistance for cleanup of Lake Champlain under the Trump administration.

Lake Champlain cleanup through the Clean Water Act was a topic of discussion at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the Salisbury Congregational Church.

Recent estimates have placed the lake cleanup costs at around $48 million annually over the next 20 years.

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Salisbury school receives literacy grant

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) has selected 10 elementary schools in New Hampshire and Vermont — including one in Addison County — to receive its Year of the Book grant for the 2017-2018 school year. The grant is intended to promote a culture of literacy within schools and encourage a love of reading and writing among children.

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