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Eastman, Conlon elected to Vt. House in uncontested elections

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — While the General Election featured competitive races for most of the Vermont House and Senate seats up for election in Addison County, two candidates on Tuesday won election with no opposition.

Rep. Alyson Eastman of Orwell swept to an uncontested victory in the Addison-Rutland House district that includes four towns. The Independent garnered 1,722 votes overall, with the breakdown by town as follows:

Orwell, 589; Shoreham, 545; Whiting, 159; and Benson, 429.

Eastman was first elected to the House in 2014.

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Charges added in sexual assault case; man allegedly impersonated doctor

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A 31-year-old Houston, Texas, man on Tuesday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to eight newly filed charges of voyeurism, illegal practice of medicine and possession of child pornography in connection with a case in which he is accused — among other things — of posing as a medical official in an effort to convince a Middlebury College student to submit to a pelvic exam.

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'Hills are Alive' with Maidens & von Trapp

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ladies and gentlemen, heat up those curlers, shine those shoes and get ready to roll out the red carpet, because a celebrity's coming to town. Elisabeth von Trapp — yup, the same von Trapp family that influenced the making of the classic and beloved film The Sound of Music — will be singing two shows with Maiden Vermont at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. 

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'Puss in Boots' play coming to county towns

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Bald Mountain Theater presents a 13-town Vermont tour of their wildly original, all-ages adaptation of the classic story Puss in Boots, or How to get ahead in the world

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Brandon seeks recreation options for kids after Boys and Girls Club closes

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon Boys & Girls Club permanently closed its doors late last month; it was two months after suspending operations.

Now there are just some empty rooms at 25 Rossiter St. to show for a grassroots community effort that raised $150,000 to start a Boys & Girls Club in Brandon just seven years ago.

But another local effort may be gaining momentum to try and fill the void left by the club.

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Sister-to-Sister helps middle schoolers; summit is upcoming

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The widely successful “Sister-to-Sister” Program at Middlebury College is gearing up for its twelfth season of mentoring middle school girls. 

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OVUHS theater to perform 'The Producers' next week

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theatre will have you rolling in your seats when they perform the smash hit musical, “The Producers,” on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m.

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Rosenberg to discuss hiking in the Himalayas

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In 1964, when he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, David Rosenberg was invited to visit the King of Mustang in the ancient walled town of Lo Manthang on the Tibetan Plateau. He has now published an account of this journey, “Trekking to Mustang, 1964: Crossing Paths with Mastiffs and Khampas in the Himalayan Kingdom of Lo.” It is abundantly illustrated with the original Kodachrome trip photos. On Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., he will give a photo slideshow about his adventure at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.

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Speaker to tell about 'healing touch' at senior meal on Tuesday

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Seniors are invited to come to the new Middlebury Recreation Center on Creek Road next week for the monthly Third Tuesday Lunch, sponsored by Age Well (formerly CVAA).

The program and meal are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15. Beginning at 11 a.m. Betsy Spannbauer will introduce participants to their energetic bodies. Certified in “Healing Touch,” an energetic approach to wellness, Spannbauer will talk about how she was introduced to energy work and share some of her experiences along the way.

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Nuovo on Spinoza: On inventing morality

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of essays about the Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza (1632–1677) and his thoughts concerning Nature, God and Politics.

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