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Maple Jam: Vermont's own jazz a cappella group

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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VERMONT — During her 40-minute commute from Vergennes to Shelburne, Karen Chickering sings. A soprano for Vermont’s one and only jazz a cappella group, called Maple Jam, the drive offers her an ideal window of time to perfect her part before weekly rehearsal.

Chickering said she doesn’t care who’s watching.

“I don’t notice,” she said, smiling. “Both hands are on the wheel.”

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Trump stuns nation; Scott races past Minter

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County residents turned out at the polls in large numbers on Tuesday to primarily back Democratic candidates for federal, statewide and local offices.

The tidal wave of Donald Trump mania that swept a sizable part of the nation did not swamp Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign locally in Addison County or across Vermont. The Democratic standard bearer easily beat Trump, the Republican nominee, in the county — the tally was 11,216 to 5,297.

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Bureaucratic snafu almost costs pre-K providers

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — An accord reached on Tuesday between the Vermont Agency of Education and the three Addison County school districts has defused what was looming as a significant financial hit for area parents and dozens of early education providers participating in the state’s new universal pre-K program.

At issue was a decision by Addison Central, Northeast and Northwest supervisory unions to delay implementation of the universal pre-K program, including payments to local providers.

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Rep. Jewett honored for his efforts on DUI law

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The national organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, known as MADD, is honoring Rep. Willem Jewett of Ripton as its “2016 Vermont Legislator of the Year” for his support of a new state law that expands the required use of ignition interlock devices for people convicted of driving under the influence.

Jewett, a Democrat, was the lead sponsor of bill H.560, which was ultimately passed as part of Vermont’s 2016-2017 transportation bill.

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Paul Strand captured Vermont in black and white

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — “I like to photograph people who have strength and dignity in their faces; whatever life has done to them, it hasn’t destroyed them. I gravitate towards people like that.”

Paul Strand’s words hover over a series of black-and-white photos featuring farmers, brides and scenes of an all-too-familiar rural Vermont in the Middlebury College Museum of Art this summer.

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Conlon to run for Addison-2 House seat

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — UD-3 school board Chairman Peter Conlon confirmed on Thursday that he will run for the Addison-2 seat in the Vermont House soon to be vacated by Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton.

As previously reported in the Independent, Jewett — the former House majority leader — has decided to retire after 14 years representing the single-seat district that includes Cornwall, Ripton, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen and Hancock.

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Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for domestic assault in front of child

Posted on April 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On May 21 at around 9 p.m. Vermont State Police received a call from a person reporting a possible assault that took place earlier in the evening in Hancock.

After interviewing people close to the incident and examining the physical evidence, Sgt. Rich Slusser determined that it was probable that an assault did in fact occur.

He arrested 53-year-old Timothy Needham of Hancock without incident and cited him for domestic assault committed in the presence of a child.

In other recent activity, state police:

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Turkey season opens on Sunday

Posted on April 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — It’s almost time for spring turkey hunting in Vermont. Youth spring turkey hunting weekend was April 23-24 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31.

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Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin hopes to join Baser in House

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin in 2014 got her first taste of running for office, and she’s coming back this year for a second helping.

Only this time, she’s hoping to flip the script at the polls.

Mullin was one of four candidates who vied for the two Addison-4 House seats representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. While she finished out of the running, she garnered a very respectable 1,514 votes from residents of the four towns.

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Lincoln Democrat Mari Cordes touts health care experience in run for House

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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LINCOLN — Mari Cordes has helped heal a lot of patients during her many years as a Registered Nurse.

The Lincoln Democrat is now writing a recovery plan for the state of Vermont that she hopes to administer as a member of the House of Representatives.

Cordes, 57, confirmed last week that she will run for one of the seats in the Vermont House representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. She joins a growing field of candidates in the Addison-4 district.

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