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Tri-Town water district gets back to normal after breaks in water main

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — As things returned to normal last week for the Tri-Town Water District and its customers in Addison, Bridport and Shoreham, district officials continued to plan on how better to respond to emergency situations like those that led to the district’s Dec. 18 boil-water order, while state officials prepared to inspect the district plant and evaluate Tri-Town’s response.

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Orwell man killed when car goes off slippery Route 74

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CORNWALL — Robert J. Fields of Orwell was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving went off a snow-covered Route 74 in Cornwall and struck a tree.

Vermont State Police reported that Fields, 69, was driving a 2003 Chevy Suburban westbound on Route 74 during a snowfall when the vehicle traveled off the north side of the road at around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.

The Suburban continued off the roadway and collided with a tree. Fields, who was wearing a seat belt, was the only one in the vehicle.

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Route 7 crash in Brandon claims lives of older couple from Rutland

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An elderly couple from Rutland was killed and a New Haven man was injured in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Brandon last Wednesday afternoon.

Dead are Charles K. Ovian, 84, and Sally Ovian, 83.

On Dec. 28 at just before 2:30 p.m. Brandon police responded to a report of a  two-car crash with entrapment in front of Otter Valley Union High School south of downtown.

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Walter Cerf Community Fund supports Addison County organizations

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Walter Cerf Community Fund, a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, recently announced 2016 grant awards totaling $111,060 to 29 organizations.

Since 2001, the fund has made grants to organizations located in Addison County or Brandon, or that have a statewide reach and make a unique contribution to Vermont. Priority interests are the arts, education, historic preservation and social services, reflecting the pattern of giving established by Cerf during his lifetime.

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DAR citizen's award goes to VUHS senior

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year a Vergennes Union High School senior is chosen for the DAR Good Citizen’s Award by faculty members nominating three seniors, and then the senior class elects one of those three as their Good Citizen.

We are proud to announce that the 2017 DAR Good Citizen is Brandon Cousino. He is the son of Kirk and Lynn Cousino of Ferrisburgh. Congratulations Brandon!

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Orwell man killed in Cornwall car crash on Thursday

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



CORNWALL — Robert J. Fields of Orwell was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving went off a snow-covered Route 74 in Cornwall and struck a tree.

Vermont State Police reported that Fields, 69, was driving a 2003 Chevy Suburban westbound on Route 74 during a snowfall when the vehicle traveled off the north side of the road at around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.

The Suburban continued off the roadway and collided with a tree. Fields, who was wearing a seat belt, was the only one in the vehicle.

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Vermont Gas pipeline

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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Downtown building

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The first Monday in April ushered in a new era for Middlebury municipal employees, who began working in the new, expansive town office building at 77 Main St. It was a key moment in a series of events in 2016 that helped transform the southern end of the shiretown’s downtown.

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Vermont Green Line

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A large renewable-energy transmission project won support from a key host town in Addison County by offering millions in payments but lost out in the competition for a contract to sell renewable energy to three Southern New England states.

Representatives from the Massachusetts-based companies Anbaric Transmission and National Grid approached New Haven, Ferrisburgh and Waltham in 2015 with plans to construct the Vermont Green Line.

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Climate change

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — It’s no secret weather is a favorite topic of conversation in these parts.

And 2016 gave us all a lot to talk about, and not just because the World Meteorological Organization announced in mid-November that the year would probably go down as the hottest in recorded climate history — topping 2015, of course.

Quick, somebody please tell the President-elect and Congress.

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