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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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Field Days parade celebrates fair favorites

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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NEW HAVEN — As the sun set Tuesday night, the first day of the Addison County Fair and Field Days came to a triumphant close with the annual opening parade, a tradition as old as the fair itself.

The parade featured more than 25 groups, each eager to share their favorite thing about Field Days, the theme for the 2016 parade.

“My favorite thing about Field Days is all of it.” said Rustan Swenson, drum major for the Seth Warner Mt. Independence Fife and Drum Corps. “I’m serious, everything, I love it all.”

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One-woman 'soup ministry' grows in Starksboro

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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STARKSBORO — Two years ago on a Sunday afternoon, Roberta McKinney pulled up into the loading dock of the South Burlington Trader Joe’s in her family car. She was looking for a bit of food that she could donate to local families in need, but the sight that greeted her stopped her in her tracks: 40 banana boxes filled with meats and fresh produce alongside bags of bread.

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Local winners in primary election announced

Posted on August 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY— Two contested Vermont House primaries and several statewide races were decided in Primary voting.

In Middlebury, Addison 1 House race, three Democrats were competing for two seats. First-term incumbent Amy Sheldon was top vote-getter with 925, followed by Robin Scheu with 632. Jill Charbonneau was third with 581.

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Town issues statement on town office scuffle

Posted on August 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



Posted by the town of Middlebury on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Aug. 9:

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Police called to scuffle at Middlebury town office

Posted on August 9, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating an alleged physical confrontation reported Tuesday morning, Aug. 9, between Jamie Gaucher, the director of the town’s Office of Business Development & Innovation, and a local resident formerly known as Ryan Kim, who recently changed his name to “Rocket.”

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Learn about the night sky in Salisbury on Wednesday

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Interesting in reading the night sky?

The public invited to join others in this endeavor this Wednesday night, Aug. 10, from 9-10:30 p.m. at the Turner Residence at 662 Leland Road, West Salisbury.

Crispin Butler will give a short talk about the night sky. Then everyone will watch for meteors; find stars, constellations, and planets; contemplate the moon; and ponder the universe.

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New Addison Central school board picks Conlon as chair

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board on Tuesday, Aug. 2, picked Peter Conlon of Cornwall to serve as its chairman and got a preview of how the intricate, governance unification process for Middlebury-area schools will likely unfold during the next 15 months.

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Tax report: Unification would save ANeSU towns money

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — School district unification could save taxpayers in the five Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns close to $2.5 million in property taxes over five years, according to a report just released by district officials.

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New Haven road crew restructure raises eyebrows

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — At a hastily called meeting late last month, the New Haven selectboard voted to restructure its highway department and terminated the positions of road foreman and highway assistant, effective immediately.

The quick action has left a key town department understaffed during the busy summer construction season and with no clear route for public input into the department restructuring. At the same time, some question whether the board acted legally by holding much of that July 27 meeting in secret session.

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